Canadian Association of Railway Suppliers


CARS has been around for many years but incorporated in its current form in 1991.

CARS represents over 140 companies across North America and internationally who are important to the operations of the railways and transit authorities. 

75% of CARS members are Canadian companies but 25% are based abroad! Joining CARS helps companies from anywhere in the world to get their foot in the door of, or grow their reputation within the Canadian market.

You can apply for membership online, by phone, or by email today in just 3 easy steps!

  1. Select your Membership Tier (determined by your organization's annual revenue for Canadian, rail-related sales only)
  2. Select your Payment Method
  3. Fill out the Membership Application Form

Check out our "Become a Member" page for all the details:  

November 7th in Canada marks the day in history that the last spike was driven into the Canadian Pacific Railways (CPR) at Craigellachie, British Columbia in 1885. From that moment, Canada has been united and rail has become one of the most important and valuable modes of transportation while delivering people and goods safely and efficiently.

To commemorate this special day in history and to celebrate our industry, CARS has hosted a National Railway Day Conference each every year, beginning in  2014. As CARS is constantly growing, so are the events! Since  National Railway Day 2019, the Conference includes a Trade Show component where industries have an opportunity to profile their goods and services.

For the latest upcoming National Railway Day event, please see our event page:  



The Canadian Association of Railway Suppliers (CARS) is a non-profit association representing companies selling products and services to railways and transits domestically and internationally.