About Global Automakers of Canada
Global Automakers of Canada (GAC) is the national industry association representing the Canadian interests of 15 leading international automakers including BMW Canada Inc., Honda Canada Inc., Hyundai Auto Canada Corp., Jaguar Land Rover Canada ULC., Kia Canada Inc., Maserati Canada Inc., Mazda Canada Inc., Mercedes-Benz Canada Inc., Mitsubishi Motor Sales of Canada Inc., Nissan Canada Inc., Porsche Cars Canada Ltd., Subaru Canada Inc., Toyota Canada Inc., Volkswagen Group Canada Inc., and Volvo Cars of Canada Corp.
GAC advocates for sound public policy to support a competitive and sustainable Canadian automotive market. The members are committed to meeting the mobility needs of Canadians by providing greater consumer choice, offering leading-edge safety and environmental technologies, while eliminating unnecessary regulatory and trade barriers.
The 15 member companies and their affiliates directly or indirectly employ more than 77,000 Canadians in vehicle manufacturing, sales, distribution, parts, service, finance and head office operations from coast to coast. In 2019, the member companies of the GAC sold 1,146 million vehicles representing 60% of the Canadian automotive market and supported over 60% of Canada’s 3,331 new vehicle dealerships.
In 2019, Natural Resources Canada recognized GAC members with class leading fuel efficiency in 9 of 13 categories. GAC members also led vehicle energy efficiency in 4 of 9 categories for electric vehicles.