Connecting to Canadian Media. Speaking to Canadian Audiences.

The Canadian media opens the door to 33 million consumers. PR Newswire opens the door to the Canadian media through its wholly owned Canadian division, CNW Group (CNW). CNW is an integrated multi-technology, bilingual communications company, recognized as the leader in the dissemination of full-text news releases in Canada.

CNW Group is Canada’s leading newswire provider, serving both English and French audiences with an expansive network that reaches all key media points locally, regionally and nationally. CNW Group’s credibility, experience and connections have enabled us to become an important part of the Canadian journalistic process. CNW is where both traditional and online media look first for direct-from-source content relevant to their communities. 

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Reach media outlets across Canada 
The truth about PR Newswire’s Canadian reach is in the numbers. No other newswire can distribute your press release as broadly across Canadian media outlets nor offer more exposure to your news. CNW handles about 70 percent of all news releases issued in Canada, including releases for all major Canadian banks, telecommunications providers and airlines, the entire Canadian auto manufacturing industry and the most significant players in Canada’s oil and gas industry.
  • Deliver your press release over the disclosure service endorsed by Canada’s largest stock exchange, TMX Group
  • Distribute your news on the same platform that 80 percent of major Canadian media outlets distribute their own corporate media relations news
  • Tap into the largest distribution network of any Canadian newswire. CNW is directly connected to all major news media and to the news gathering systems of all bureaus of The Canadian Press
Raise visibility with Canadian media and consumers
Journalists and consumers in Canada depend on CNW’s newswire portal when they are searching for relevant content about companies and industries. CNW’s Web site draws higher daily traffic than any other newswire Web site in Canada and consistently ranks in the top 1,000 sites Canadians visit.
  • Post on the portal that is consistently named in research as the most accessed online source of news by business journalists in Canada
  • Benefit from naturally high ranking in major search engines on CNW’s
  • Leverage 50 years of relationship building with the Canadian media and investment community
  • Send news directly to journalists expecting your stories via CNW Portfolio e-mail alert service, targeted RSS feeds and Twitter accounts. CNW is the only newswire service to make all of its releases available on Twitter
Customize your distribution with targeted packages
You don't have to fit your PR programs into our ready-made packages. PR Newswire can create customized distributions that meet your unique needs in Canada and beyond. No other newswire offers the flexibility of custom international distributions.
  • Choose the media audiences you want to reach in a single package, including trade-only, general media or online-only, or a combination of two or more
  • Decide which regions of Canada you want to reach and in what languages
  • Mix Canada distributions with other parts of the world, such as trade media in Latin America plus online media in Europe or any other combination


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