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. The industry has more than 261 paint manufacturing establishments in Canada, which translates into annual retail sales valued at more than $10 billion and employs directly and indirectly 31,800 employees.
There are more than 6,000 retail outlets in Canada selling paint and coatings products, half of which are stores operated by our members, the paint and coatings manufacturers. The other half are the big box stores and others stocked with recognized brands from CPCA member companies. In addition there are more than 5,500 auto body paint and repair shops across the country. Finally, our members supply directly the coatings required for original equipment manufacturers (OEM) in the automotive, aerospace, marine and industrial sectors. The industry is relevant in every sector of the Canadian economy.