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AIA Canada signs a cooperation agreement with the China Automotive Maintenance and Repair Trades Association (4/6/2017) - Beijing, China – March 31, 2017 – The Automotive Industries Association (AIA) of Canada is pleased to announce the signing of a cooperation agreement with the China Automotive Maintenance and Repair Trades Association (CAMRA). The official event was held in Beijing at the AMR2017: Auto Maintenance and Repair Expo. This agreement will strengthen the relationships […]
The Quebec Division of AIA Canada, Proud Partner of the ÉMÉMM’s 100th anniversary (4/4/2017) - On Thursday, March 30th, the members of the Board of Directors of AIA Canada’s Quebec Division gathered at the École des métiers de l’équipement motorisé de Montréal (ÉMÉMM) to celebrate a historic event. The occasion was for the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the largest professional training school in the field of motorized equipment in […]
AIA Canada announces groundbreaking automotive aftermarket labour market project (3/3/2017) - Toronto, ON – March 3, 2017 – The Automotive Industries Association (AIA) of Canada is pleased to announce today, at a special event hosted by Centennial College, the official launch of a groundbreaking labour market intelligence project for the automotive aftermarket in Canada. The project, formally known as the Aftermarket Labour Market Intelligence (ALMI), aims […]
AIA Gives Back (2/27/2017) - AIA staff recently raised close to $400 in tulips and ferns for The Lung Association- Ontario. Each year we are excited to give back to our community and support a variety of causes. 
CCIF 2017 Toronto Breaks Attendance Record! (2/9/2017) - CCIF 2017 Toronto breaks attendance records with over 700 registrations, with a third of the registrants being first-time CCIF attendees. Patrice Marcil delivered another enlightening presentation on the Collision Industry-Education project. Patrice moderated a panel discussion with auto body program managers/instructors from colleges across the country that highlighted the challenges faced by the colleges with […]
Important Information for Members (2/8/2017) - The federal government seeks to protect Canadians and the environment from harmful chemicals, hazardous wastes, pesticides and pollutants through the “Chemical Management Plan” and the Rotterdam, Stockholm and Basel Conventions to which the government is a signatory party. There is currently a lot of federal activity around the management of substances that include, but are […]
WorkSafeBC and Asbestos: Asbestos and the Workplace (1/17/2017) - On the WorkSafeBC website, the following notice was posted: “Notice of 2016 Asbestos Inspection: Our prevention officers will be conducting planned inspections of worksites from July 1 to December 31, 2016, to ensure all jobsites are properly informed and equipped to safely remove asbestos-containing materials and are in compliance with the Occupational Health and Safety […]
The AIA and GAAS Scholarship Program Now Under New Name, Accepting Applications (1/10/2017) - For more than twenty years, the Global Automotive Aftermarket Symposium (GAAS) Scholarship Program provided funds to students in the aftermarket. In late 2016, GAAS was dissolved as was its scholarship program. However, we are happy to announce that a similar program has been created by AIA Canada and the University of the Aftermarket Foundation to […]
CCIAP Breaks the 300 Shop Mark (1/5/2017) - 2017 is off to a roaring start for the Canadian Collision Industry Accreditation Program (CCIAP). Since its launch in October 2016, over 300 collision repair facilities from coast to coast have registered with CCIAP.  As of January 1st, over 20 of those registered have scheduled their accreditation audit for the coming months. Program administrators hope […]
Economical Insurance announces its support of the Canadian Collision Industry Accreditation Program (12/22/2016) - WATERLOO, ON, Dec. 22, 2016 /CNW/ – Economical Insurance, one of Canada’s leading providers of home, auto and commercial insurance, is pleased to announce its support for the Canadian Collision Industry Accreditation Program (CCIAP). The Automotive Industries Association (AIA) of Canada’s initiative to develop and launch the program is out of regard for the increasing complexity […]




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