National Voice of the Paint and Coatings Sector

Since 1913 the Canadian Paint and Coatings Association (CPCA) has represented Canada’s major paint and coating manufacturers, and their industry suppliers, in three primary product categories: architectural paints, industrial and automotive coatings. CPCA member companies have:

  • More than 230 paint manufacturing establishments in Canada
  • Own and operate more than 3000 retail stores
  • Supply another 4000 retail stores with paint and coatings products
  • Supply coatings to more than 7,500 OEMs and auto body repair shops

The application of paint and coatings products touches many end-use markets such as construction, automotive, oil & gas, mining, wood furniture, aerospace, machinery, paper, metal containers and general industrial manufacturing industries. In many of these end-use applications coatings are critical to the success of the industry.

Paint and coatings companies have continually invested in R&D generating many new innovations and new technologies resulting in high performing and functional coatings. Strong numbers were revealed in a recent economic impact study of the industry in Canada:

  • Economic output of $12.3 billion
  • Direct and indirect employment of 87,121
  • Induced employment of 125,316
  • Contribution to GDP of $4.65 billion
  • Federal and provincial taxes generated of $1.74 billion
  • Estimated total annual wages and salaries of $2.85 billion
  • Wages and salaries are 18 per cent higher than the average for all industries

The fourth edition of CPCA INSIGHT: Guide and Directory, the annual multipurpose publication for the Canadian paint and coatings industry, is now available. Click on the image below for the PDF Version.




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