The APMA is Canada’s national association representing OEM producers of parts, equipment, tools, supplies, advanced technology, and services for the worldwide automotive industry. The Association was founded in 1952 and its members account for 90% of independent parts production in Canada.
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APMA Initiatives



The AVIN Technology Demonstration Zone, located in Stratford, Ontario, is a site where Ontario-based companies with connected and automated vehicle (C/AV) technologies can test, validate and showcase innovative products to potential customers and partners such as automotive suppliers manufacturers and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) in a controlled environment and in accordance with applicable laws and regulations using vehicle platforms such as city buses, fleet vehicles, and vehicles. The Automotive Parts Manufacturer’s Association (APMA) will operate the Demonstration Zone on behalf of AVIN. The Demonstration Zone will position Ontario as a globally-recognized C/AV and infrastructure jurisdiction.


Ontario Automotive Modernization Program (O-AMP)

Competing in today’s fast-changing marketplace requires continual investment in your operations and your people. That could mean hardware and software upgrades, technology-related training or finding efficiencies in how you produce your product or service. That’s why the Government of Ontario is implementing a strategic support program designed to help your business modernize operations and compete in a dynamic global economy.


Career-Ready Fund

In an effort to help connect students with careers in the auto sector, the APMA will be working with post-secondary institutions to help connect 225 students, apprentices and recent graduates with jobs and careers in the automotive manufacturing sector.

It pays to be a member

Since its creation in 1952, the APMA has sought to grow and promote a vibrant and globally competitive Canadian automotive supply chain. Our members enjoy access to the latest thought leadership on disruptive issues like Industry 4.0, NAFTA 2.0, government regulations, and other factors affecting our sector.  Learn more about membership benefits.


Since the pace of change and disruption in our industry has sped up in recent years, we want to make sure our members and stakeholders are aware of the many relevant and informative events happening in our sector. To ensure we keep up-to-date on what’s happening in our sector, the APMA hosts and participates in several events throughout the year. View Events here.

Book an APMA Speaker For Your Event

APMA’s senior leadership team have spoken around the world advocating for Canada’s automotive sector, our advanced manufacturing sector. Book here.

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