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AIA’s Quebec division expands its activities with vocational training centres (9/19/2018) - On September 12th, as part of its workforce renewal initiatives, the Division organized an internship fair at the Compétences-2000 vocational training centre in Laval. In the context of the skilled labour shortage, the initiative aims to establish contacts between students completing the automotive mechanics training program and local garages. About 40 graduating students from two groups […]
CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: AIA’s Community of Practice on Access to Connected Vehicle Data (9/17/2018) - Access to Connected Vehicle Data Connected vehicles are equipped with Internet access and can exchange data wirelessly with devices both inside and outside the vehicle.  ABI Research estimates that some 78 million existing vehicles are already connected to the web and that by 2021, 98 percent of all new vehicles sold in the United States […]
Coming in 2019 – The Automotive Service Associate Program (ASAP) (9/5/2018) - Starting in 2019 the automotive service shops in Canada can become an integral part of AIA Canada and receive: technical expertise on vehicle reprogramming; a national shop finder service; specific shop-level research; input to provincial and national issues facing the industry; access to AutoConnex, a database of industry jobs, compensation information, career profiles, educational resources, […]
Making Children’s Lives Brighter at the Vast Auto Golf Tournament (8/23/2018) - It was a great day to be out on the green on August 21st for the Vast Auto Golf Tournament in Mirabel, QC. The Vast Auto employees exemplified extraordinary leadership and vision in supporting the Foundation. Two televisions sets were auctioned and monies were donated to the Foundation. Thank you Ray Proulx, KYB Americas, Chair […]
[Position Paper] Accreditation Programs – the Need of the Hour for the Canadian Collision Industry (8/19/2018) - Despite the centrality of vehicle ownership and maintenance to daily life, quality control in vehicle repair has only very recently become a matter of critical public interest. This position paper succinctly presents the macro-economic influences on collision repair and the challenges looming in the collision industry making a case for shop certification as the face […]
Canadian Automotive Partnership Council (CAPC) Update (8/16/2018) - On August 15th, 2018, AIA and other industry stakeholders participated in a conference call organized by the Canadian Automotive Partnership Council (CAPC) to discuss current trade issues, implications for the auto industry, and the status of negotiations with U.S. partners. Adding critical insight to the discussion was the Honorable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science, […]
Sunday Monks Golf Event a Success! (8/14/2018) - Ray Proulx, Ken Coulter, Susan McElrevy, Jimmy Patrinos were swinging away at the annual Sunday Monks golf event, raising close to $3,000 this past weekend for the High Fives for Kids Foundation!
AIA Canada’s Alberta Division makes multiples donations to children and youth charities in Alberta (7/31/2018) - AIA Canada’s Alberta Division brought joy to local charities in Alberta with various donations to charities who focus efforts on brightening the lives of Canadian youth and children. Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation, Children’s Wish, and YWCA Edmonton received generous donations from the Division. Our divisions our happy to give back to their local communities and […]
COMING VERY SOON! | Get Acquainted with the Automotive Aftermarket Industry through the AutoConnex Website (7/30/2018) - As the association representing the automotive aftermarket in Canada we come across many myths surrounding this industry. Myth Careers in the aftermarket are for those who don’t do well in school. Reality The automotive aftermarket industry is full of smart, dynamic people who have excelled at school and worked hard to obtain their professional designations […]
The AIA High Fives for Kids Foundation is now accepting applications for its fall funding cycle (7/25/2018) - The AIA High Fives for Kids Foundation (H5s4Ks) is pleased to invite Automotive Industries Association (AIA) of Canada’s members to submit an application for funding as part of the Foundation’s fall funding cycle. Members can submit requests through an online submission form by August 15, 2018.*  Under the championship of AIA Canada members, the Foundation […]

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