Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) is committed to helping our members save money. Our Member Service Program offers our members the best products and services at the best prices.

BDO: Discount on SR&ED Services

Whether developing or improving new products, working to reduce environmental impact, or creating the next technology, BDO’s Government Incentives practice helps clients access federal and provincial tax refunds or credits. Our highly experienced team informed by deep industry knowledge, including engineers and scientists, mentors clients to ensure they meet program requirements, file the necessary forms and reports, and ultimately improve the chance of success with the SR&ED program. We are dedicated to helping Canadian manufacturing businesses succeed and are pleased to offer a 10% discount on the base fee of SR&ED services to new clients who are CME members. For more information, contact: Western Canada: David Spicer, Partner at, 604-443-4714 Pest Patel, Partner at, 403-205-5768 Central Canada: David Douglas, Partner at, 416-865-0200 GTA:  Paul Boucher, Partner at, 905-272-7831 Eastern Canada:  Craig Mulcahy, Partner at, 902-444-5540

Microsoft Canada: Discounts on Products

CME is pleased to announce we have added an exciting offering to our CME membership advantages. Microsoft Canada is offering our members access to the following value-add savings program, offered by local Microsoft partner Insight:

  • 20% discount on Insight retail pricing on cloud products
  • Up to 15% off Ultimate Surface Pro bundles
  • Free Migration and Free support (for first three months of purchase)
  • A one-stop-shop and expertise on hardware, software, and services

The discount covers a wide range of Microsoft programs and technologies that can serve your needs in terms of customers service, employee engagement, operations and help you improve your buisiness’ efficiency. To take advantage of the savings, visit their website.

Mark’s Work Wearhouse: Discounts on everything in the store

CME is pleased to partner with Mark’s to offer you AND your employees a special discount of 10% off everything in their store. To take advantage of your 10% discount, simply print off the 10% discount document to be shown in-store at time of purchase.

MaxPeople: Benefits to improve employee engagement

CME is pleased to announce Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) has partnered with MaxPeople to offer you specialized benefits to improve employee engagement and build a growth-focused culture within your company.


As a CME member, your company is entitled to take advantage of one of the below value-add offerings:


  • Complimentary Month of HR Services: Your organization is eligible for a complimentary month when you sign on for a minimum 6-month term of any of our MaxPeople’s HR service offerings
  • Discount on an HR Project: Your organization is eligible for a 15% discount on the execution of a single HR project. These projects can include: employee handbook development, a workplace assessment & report, comprehensive compensation review & analysis, or a workplace investigation
  • One Complimentary 90 Minute Coaching Session: You are eligible for a complimentary 90-minute coaching session with one of our MaxPeople’s experienced coaches when you purchase a training session for your team/organization

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CME is pleased to announce our continued partnership with People Corporation – a national provider of group benefits, group retirement and health solutions.  CME members will receive preferred benefit rates and an opportunity to receive a complimentary benefits benchmarking, together with strategic advice that will shape their benefits program for the future. A holistic approach to benefit programs that fosters improved health outcomes for employees, greater value for the organization’s benefit spend, and will positively impact attraction, retention, productivity while supporting corporate culture.


About People Corporation


National in scope, with 38 offices in 21 cities across eight provinces, People Corporation has the ability to provide national service with a local focus.  For organizations that are looking for an innovative approach to total rewards, People Corporation has an Enterprise team of professionals to provide clients with knowledgeable guidance, an unparalleled level of service and the technical capabilities that are critical in today’s evolving landscape.


How can People Corporation support the manufacturing industry?


People Corporation has invested the time to understand our industry.  Their team creates leading edge benefit programs that allow business stakeholders to concentrate on what they do best – running their business. As a CME member, you will receive preferred benefit rates and an opportunity to receive a complimentary benefits benchmarking.


For more information, please contact Colleen Baker, Vice-President Enterprise Benefit Solutions at 226-934-7806 or email:

BDC: Free Productivity Tool Kit

Does your productivity match the competition’s? Take the productivity challenge. CME is pleased to partner with BDC to provide members with a free productivity toolkit. Your productivity benchmarking tool will:

  • Compare your business to other Canadian firms in your industry
  • Discover your potential for improvement
  • Provide a detailed, printable report for easy reference

Plus CME members receive productivity-specific content to help you tackle the challenges of productivity and operational efficiency in your business.


Download the BDC Productivity Toolkit.


As Canada’s leader in proactive recruiting, Jobillico is a recruitment network committed to helping companies attract, select and hire the best candidates. To do this, we offer a technological solution designed to simplify the recruitment process in an intelligent way.


As an official CME partner, Jobillico is offering the following to members:

  • One free featured posting to your membership
  • The possibility to be featured in Jobillico newsletters about CME that would be sent across Jobillico’s Canadian network
  • The possibility to be featured in Jobillico’s nation-wide social media campaigns, getting views from our thousands of followers across popular social channels (Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter)

Contact our team to learn how we can help your business!

Sherrard Kuzz LLP: CME Ontario Members Receive Free Legal Support!

CME is pleased to partner with Sherrard Kuzz LLP, Employment & Labour Lawyers, to offer CME Ontario members one free phone-consultation, once per year, to a maximum of 15 minutes. CME members can use their 15 minutes to seek information about any employment or labour issue related to the organization (subject to Sherrard Kuzz LLP first successfully completing a conflict check to ensure it may advise the organization).


To take advantage of this CME member benefit contact Marie Morden, Director, Partnerships at

About Sherrard Kuzz LLP

Sherrard Kuzz LLP is a long-time supporter of the CME and its members, and one of Canada’s leading employment and labour law firms exclusively representing employers. Recognized nationally and internationally, Sherrard Kuzz LLP is consistently named among Canada’s Top 10 Employment and Labour Boutiques (Canadian Lawyer®), Canada’s Leading Employment & Labour Law Firms (Chambers Global® and Legal 500®) and as Repeatedly Recommended (Lexpert®).


Sherrard Kuzz LLP clients are domestic and foreign, operate in both the public and private sectors, unionized and non-unionized, and range in size and complexity of operations from small, single-location enterprises to large, diverse, multi-site, multinational corporations.


Click here to learn more about Sherrard Kuzz LLP and the services it offers.

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