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About CMTS

CMTS is Canada’s stage for manufacturing technologies, best practices and industry connections.

For more than 40 years, the CMTS audience from within Canada’s leading industries including automotive and aerospace have come together to source solutions and knowledge from the global leaders in machine tools and tooling, metalworking, and advanced manufacturing. Our event offers a diverse mix of live technology on display, with unrivaled keynotes, panel discussions and technical sessions.

Event Dates

September 25 - 28, 2023


Toronto Congress Centre, North
650 Dixon Rd, Etobicoke, ON M9W 1J1


CMTS provides attendees from all walks of manufacturing an experience they never forget and often repeat: a hands-on, flexible, learning environment of revolutionary technologies. Experience manufacturing equipment in action and connect with leading suppliers of technologies and solutions - all under one roof.


Meet qualified manufacturing professionals who attend CMTS to source the latest in Machine Tools & Tooling, Metalworking, and Advanced Manufacturing including Automation and Robotics, Industry 4.0, and Additive Manufacturing.

Why Canada

Canada is a thriving manufacturing powerhouse – learn about the manufacturing sector and top industries in Canada, and see why your company should be exposed to this market!

Manufacturing in Canada

  • Number of companies: 90,082
  • Contribution to GDP: $610 billion
  • Direct employment: 1.7 million
  • Wages and salaries: $118 billion
  • Wage premium: 111.3% of average wage
  • Share of exports: 67% ($349 billion)
  • Share of private sector R&D: 42%
  • Capital investment: $224 billion

Ontario is where advanced R&D facilities, world-class academic institutions and leading-edge businesses collaborate to transform ideas into globally traded commercial products. It’s where 700+ parts suppliers and 500+ tool, die and mould makers converge along a 400-kilometre automotive corridor, forming one of the most robust supply chains in the world.1

Chrysler, Ford, GM, Honda, and Toyota run 12 plants in Ontario – we’re the only province or state in North America with five automotive OEMs. 1

Canada’s aerospace industry contributed more than $28B to GDP and 211,000 jobs to the Canadian economy in 2015.2

Manufacturers and processors are major contributors to the Canadian economy, as they account for over 1.7 million jobs and more than 10 percent of total Gross Domestic Product (GDP). The Canadian manufacturing sector covers 21 industry groups that produce goods for both industrial and consumer use. 3

Manufacturing directly employs million 1.7 Canadians with more than $20 billion in new capital every year. 4

Manufacturing accounts for 42% of all R&D activity in Canada. 4

Ontario and Quebec remain far and away Canada’s largest manufacturing provinces. At just under $290 billion in sales in 2015, Ontario alone accounts for close to half of all manufacturing output nation-wide. Another 24% of sales ($145 billion in 2015) are generated in Quebec.5

Ontario’s diversified economy and manufacturing industries are highly integrated with the $20-trillion NAFTA marketplace. 1


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