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Young Professionals in the Auto care sector community

The Young Professionals in the Auto care sector (YPA) community consists of Automotive Industries Association of Canada (AIA Canada) members under the age of 45 who are looking to climb the ladder in the auto care sector. Through mentoring, thought leadership, and network building opportunities, this community aims to be the trusted voice and resource that leads innovation in Canada’s auto care sector for the next generation of auto care professionals.

How to join the community

Membership in the YPA community is open to young executives (executives or managers) younger than 45 years of age from AIA Canada member companies in good standing, including those being on-track for senior positions within their companies. 

Applications to join the Community are accepted year-round via an online form. Following this a member of the AIA Canada team will contact you to obtain further details on your career path and future goals, and to confirm the status of your application.

Drive your career in the auto care sector

Apply now to join a Community who will support your career growth by expanding your network and assist you in becoming a thought leader in Canada’s auto care industry.

Join the Young Professionals in the Auto care sector community today to  drive your career forward.

The leading voice of young professionals in the auto care sector

The YPA community is led by a standing committee of the AIA Canada Board of Directors—it is the leading voice of the YPA community. It consists of a minimum of 10 members who strive to better the experience of young professionals in the auto care sector by working closely with AIA Canada management to access current industry information, activities and resources for the community. 

Meet the YPA Committee members.

Recent Young Professionals in the Auto care sector community news

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Eager to grow within Canada’s expansive auto care sector, Nathaniel Willsie of Grote Industries has been working in the industry for eight years. Throughout his career, Nathaniel has been involved with AIA Canada and the Manitoba Division and has contributed to the Young Professionals in the Auto care sector (YPA)...
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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.
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  • 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