Canadian Tooling and Machining Association

The Canadian Tooling & Machining Association (CTMA) represents, supports and promotes the interests of the Canadian tooling and precision metalworking industries.

The CTMA is a not-for-profit organization that was established in 1963 by uniting various trade associations.The tooling industry supports almost every conceivable manufacturing segment in Canada including automotive, medical, mining energy, consumer products, aerospace and more.

CTMA member companies produce a vast array of purpose designed and built tools, dies, moulds, jigs, fixtures, gauges, machinery, machining systems, robotics, automation equipment, models, patterns, general jobbing machine shop products, cutting tools and additive manufacturing.

One of CTMA’s objectives is to promote awareness of the manufacturing industry and provide programs devoted to apprenticeship training, skills upgrading, as well as opportunities available to young Canadians who select this industry as their vocation.

CTMA is excited to partner with OCTE to help build the next generation of manufacturing talent. Together the goal is to expose students at a young age to the possibilities of a manufacturing career, to present a more current understanding of what it’s like to work in manufacturing and to increase the number of students who might now consider going into manufacturing.