About the Canadian Automotive Partnership Council


To assist the Canadian Automotive Partnership Council in fulfilling its mandate, five committees have been created to reflect the evolution of the industry while addressing ongoing challenges. Each committee is chaired by a CAPC member and meet at regular intervals, to identify key issues affecting their respective areas of responsibility, to monitor the evolution of the industry and to formulate action plans.

Advanced Technology Committee

Objective: At a time of rapid disruptive change, determine what it takes to make Canada the world’s most attractive jurisdiction (outside key central OEM engineering centres) for the development, engineering, testing and commercialization of emerging automotive products, systems and technologies – including but not restricted to emerging electric (plugin and Fuel cell), connected, shared, automated and autonomous-driving vehicles, systems and technologies.

People Development and Skills Committee

Objective: Analyse and assess the skills and training needs of the automotive sector and develop capabilities in the industry for efficiency and productivity management and continuous improvement to meet the challenges and opportunities of the future.

Capital Investment Committee

Objective:  Recommend actions for industry and government to help secure the necessary investments to increase Canada’s automotive footprint and support technology development.

Trade Agreements and Border Issues Committee

Objective: Monitor and consider trade policies and trade relationships that would enhance the business case for automotive investments in Canada, and study the impact of Canada-US border flows and throughput on automotive industry costs and efficiency.

Regulatory Efficiency Committee

Objective: Identify regulatory efficiency opportunities, harmonize Canadian vehicle regulations with the U.S. regulations, and study opportunities related to federal, provincial and interprovincial regulations.