Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

Document And Entity Information

Document And Entity Information (USD $)
12 Months Ended
Dec. 28, 2014
Mar. 13, 2015
Jun. 27, 2014
Document and Entity Information [Abstract]      
Entity Registrant Name SMTC CORP    
Document Type 10-K    
Current Fiscal Year End Date --12-28    
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   16,417,276dei_EntityCommonStockSharesOutstanding  
Entity Public Float     $ 23,700,000dei_EntityPublicFloat
Amendment Flag false    
Entity Central Index Key 0001108320    
Entity Current Reporting Status Yes    
Entity Voluntary Filers No    
Entity Filer Category Smaller Reporting Company    
Entity Well-known Seasoned Issuer No    
Document Period End Date Dec. 28, 2014    
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2014    
Document Fiscal Period Focus FY