Welcome to the Chemistry Industry Association of Canada

CIAC proudly represents Canada’s chemistry and plastics sector leaders: innovators, solution providers, and world-class stewardship pioneers.

Together, our commitment to bettering society, the environment, and the economy is unwavering. We share our members’ stories with decision-makers at the federal and provincial levels to help shape public policy that supports innovation, investment, sustainability, jobs, and the environment.

2020 Responsible Care® Report

For nearly 40 years, Responsible Care® has led the journey towards safe, responsible and sustainable chemical manufacturing. Take a moment and read this interactive report that outlines our members’ accomplishments throughout the 2020 calendar year.

CIAC selected as one of Canadian HR Reporter’s Best Places to Work for 2021

CIAC is proud to announce that it has been included in the Canadian HR Reporter’s Best Places to Work 2021.

Let’s get plastic right.

Plastics enable our modern way of life, and we’re committed to working towards a world where plastic never becomes waste. We need smart solutions to eliminate plastic waste that focus on recycling and recovering plastics. Governments of all levels must continue to work with industry to support these innovative solutions.

Chemistry and the path to net zero

Our sector plays a pivotal role in addressing climate change and developing a low-carbon energy future for all Canadians. From the production of solar panels and wind turbines to improved insulation for homes and lighter plastics for automobiles, chemistry is a driving force helping Canada transform into a low-carbon economy.

Canadian Chemistry by the Numbers

$85 billion

of shipments in chemistry and plastics products in 2020


Reduction in CO2 emissions on an absolute basis since 1992

70 000

products Canadians use every day are made with chemistry and plastics

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CIAC selected as one of Canadian HR Reporter’s Best Places to Work for 2021  

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CIAC congratulates Dow Canada on plans to build world’s first net-zero major chemistry facility

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Bob Masterson touts chemistry sector to the Alberta Chamber of Commerce

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The Circular Plastics Taskforce completes Phase I of its major initiative in support of a circular economy for plastics

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