Education and training
AIA Canada offers a number of education and training opportunities to those in the auto care sector. Beyond the options offered below, we also offer limited time opportunities for those in the sector and those exploring a career in auto care. Follow us on social media to be the first to find out about new programs and opportunities.
Current education and training includes:
I-CAR Canada is a training and recognition program, run by AIA Canada, aimed at skills updating for the collision repair industry.
Training is available in both official languages and in live class and distance learning formats. Individuals and repair facilities can earn industry-recognized standards through regular skills updating.
For information on upcoming training and other professional development opportunities, check out I-CAR Canada’s website!
Innovation in Automotive Training
Innovation in Automotive Training is a free training program that aims to address the industry’s workforce challenges—the shortage of automotive tradespeople and the need for up-skilled tradespeople to service modern cars, including EVs. Offered in the Fall 2023, both a Career Exploration and an EV Up-Skilling program will be offered in collaboration with Conestoga College, Fanshawe College, St. Lawrence College and Plug N’ Drive. This Employment Ontario project is funded in part by the Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario and is offered in English only.
Data and reports
AIA Canada regularly releases data and reports about the current state of auto care industry, driving trends and future forecasts. This information helps our members plan for today and tomorrow by adjusting to market changes and consumer trends.
Current AIA Canada members have access to all data and reports via the Reports menu on the website. Note: you must be logged in to access all reports.
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