CPIA is the national
voice of the pre-press, press and allied printing industries in Canada and
is proud to represent member companies from coast to coast. Since 1939,
the Association has served as the collective body to represent the
interests of its member firms for policy formation, regulation and
The commercial printing industry is one of the most
economically important and technologically advanced industrial sectors in
Not a single day goes by without the average person
coming into contact with printed matter -from food labels, books,
newspapers, magazines, catalogues, telephone directories, diaries and
annual reports to bonds, currency, stamps, credit cards, passports,
leaflets, diplomas and posters, just to name a few.
Commercial printing is Canada’s longest established and most widely dispersed information technology-based manufacturing industry. Canada’s printing industry accounts for 8.11% of all manufacturing industry in the nation. In 2011 the Canadian printing industry employed 58,469 individuals. There are about 6,724 establishments across the country and which are primarily Canadian-owned.
In 2011 these employees produced over
$8.4 billion worth of shipments, $918 million of which
was in export sales. With a gross output multiplier of 1.65, the industry
will generate an additional $5.47 billion in other sectors of the Canadian
The regional distribution of the industry's output is as
- British Columbia 6.48 %
- Alberta 1.32 %
- Saskatchewan 1.32 %
- Manitoba 9.43 %
- Ontario 57.38 %
- Quebec 25.19 %
- New Brunswick 0.19%
- Prince Edward Island 0.02%
- Nova Scotia 0.05%
- Newfoundland and Labrador 0.04%
For further information on the industry please refer to
the Industry Profile below.
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Membership in CPIA affords you access to the most current information
on the industry available. You'll learn about it from CPIA first and be
ahead of the game and your competition. As a member of CPIA, you are also
automatically a member of the Printing Industries of America.
Together, we provide you with tools to be productive and profitable, from
monthly newsletters to help you run your business to comparative financial
information and statistics on the industry.
2011 Industry Profile
CPIA's Profile of the Printing Industry in Canada is a
concise document which provides the reader with an overview of the size,
structure and some of the major issues facing this important industry.
Issues covered in the profile include industry output and growth, forecast
data, trade statistics, profitability information, compensation figures
This profile is available to CPIA members for
$22.95 (+HST). Non-member price: $99.95
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