Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

Document And Entity Information

Document And Entity Information - USD ($)
$ in Millions
12 Months Ended
Dec. 30, 2018
Mar. 13, 2019
Jul. 01, 2018
Document Information [Line Items]      
Entity Registrant Name SMTC CORP    
Entity Central Index Key 0001108320    
Trading Symbol smtx    
Current Fiscal Year End Date --12-30    
Entity Filer Category Non-accelerated Filer    
Entity Current Reporting Status Yes    
Entity Voluntary Filers No    
Entity Well-known Seasoned Issuer No    
Entity Emerging Growth Company false    
Entity Small Business true    
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding (in shares)   23,353,558  
Entity Public Float     $ 37.9
Entity Shell Company false    
Document Type 10-K    
Document Period End Date Dec. 30, 2018    
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2018    
Document Fiscal Period Focus FY    
Amendment Flag false