Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

Document And Entity Information

Document And Entity Information
3 Months Ended
Mar. 29, 2015
Apr. 24, 2015
Document and Entity Information [Abstract]    
Entity Registrant Name SMTC CORP  
Document Type 10-Q  
Current Fiscal Year End Date --12-28  
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   16,417,276dei_EntityCommonStockSharesOutstanding
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 Mar. 29, 2015  
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2015  
Document Fiscal Period Focus Q1