The Industry

Canada’s primary aluminium industry is the fifth largest in the world with an annual production of 3.1 million tons of primary aluminium with the lowest carbon footprint. Alcoa, Aluminerie Alouette and Rio Tinto operate 9 plants in Canada (8 plants in Quebec and 1 in British Columbia). The industry supports more than 8,800 jobs in Canada generating CDN$7.3 billion in exports.

Full portrait of the Canadian aluminium industry

Smelters in Canada

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  • 1 Rio Tinto Alma
  • 2 Rio Tinto Arvida and AP60 Technological Centre
  • 3 Alcoa Baie-Comeau
  • 4 Alcoa – A.B.I. Bécancour
  • 5 Alcoa Deschambault
  • 6 Rio Tinto Grande-Baie
  • 7 Rio Tinto Kitimat
  • 8 Rio Tinto Laterrière
  • 9 Aluminerie Alouette Sept-Îles
  • 10 Rio Tinto Vaudreuil alumina refinery - Saguenay

International trade

Aluminium is at the heart of international trade and reflects today the many challenges faced by the major regions of the planet. Canada, as the fifth largest producer of aluminium, after China, the Middle-East, Russia and India is at the heart of the major geostrategic issues of world trade.

As a result, the AAC is following with interest all developments in international trade to ensure that the interests of the Canadian aluminium industry are represented.

Canadian aluminium… over 100 years of history

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