Become a Career showcase vendor

The 2024 Student Aftermarket Day is returning in-person to Barrie, Ontario. Promoting aftermarket career opportunities to youth in Canada is of the utmost importance to ensure that the aftermarket industry remains vibrant. The Automotive Business School of Canada at Georgian College offers a unique program for automotive students, including automotive aftermarket courses.

Join students from sales, marketing, and other related programs for a one-day conference that provides an excellent opportunity to discuss the aftermarket and the industry’s future and network with potential new employees.
Organized by the Young Professionals in the Auto care sector (YPA) Committee and AIA Canada, this year’s conference will feature industry speakers and sessions, a career showcase, and the most anticipated “best-in-class” student presentations.

What is the the Career showcase?

In the Career showcase, students can explore careers in the automotive aftermarket and will have the opportunity to browse booths set up by industry partners to learn about aftermarket companies, post-secondary pathways, and what it’s like working in the aftermarket.
Applications to participate in the Career showcase are open to any company in mechanical and/or collision sectors of the auto care industry.

To participate in the Career showcase, there are access cost for the various vendor categories:

  1. AIA Canada member in good standing: $125 plus tax
  2. Non-member: $175 plus tax
  3. 2024 AIA Canada Maple Leaf and Gold sponsors: complimentary

Please note as a Career showcase vendor, AIA Canada will provide you with:

  • Access to the event and networking with students and other industry representatives
  • One (1) 6ft table with a tablecloth and two (2) chairs
  • Lunch and refreshments for two (2) representatives
  • Two (2) parking passes
The deadline to submit an application to become a vendor is September 20, 2024. Space is limited and is available on a first come, first served basis.

Student Aftermarket Day details

When: November 20, 2024
Timing: 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Where: Georgian College, Automotive Business School of Canada, 1 Georgian Dr, Building N, Barrie, Ontario L4M 3X9


Contact the AIA Canada Events team at

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Complete the application form below.

Park N Fly Benefits

How the program works

  • Members select their departure city from the drop-down menu
    1. Choose Valet or Self-Park where applicable
    2. Enter their outbound and return dates
    3. Click find your rate
    4. The rates will automatically load
    5. Print a copy of the coupon
  • When exiting the lot
    1. Scan the printed Park’N Fly coupon at the Self-Park pay station
  • If members are using a Valet location
    • Hand a copy of the printed voucher to the agent at check-out or give them the discount code 1120313 once the code is entered by the agent the rate will automatically append to the AIA Canada rate program.
  • Discount Code 1120313
  • At check out members simply scan their pre-printed coupon the Valet or Self-Park pay station
  • When exiting the lot
    • Select form of payment
      1. Credit card
      2. Debit card
    • If they have any difficulties simply
      1. Manually enter 1120313 at the pay station and the rate will be applied
    • Scan the Park’N Fly ticket