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AIA to partner with NASTF on campaign for service info
July 28, 2020 by Allan Janssen

AIA Canada and the U.S.-based National Automotive Service Task Force (NASTF) will hold a joint webinar on Aug. 19 to discuss securing better aftermarket access to OE repair information The ultimate aim is to ensure that all automotive service providers

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Feds extend Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy
July 24, 2020 by Allan Janssen

The Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) has been extended through to Dec. 19, 2020. New legislation – Bill C-20 – allows more companies to be eligible for the subsidy, and changes the amount companies can put toward their workers’ wages.

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AIA releases guide of financial support programs
July 23, 2020 by Allan Janssen

AIA Canada has released a guide of financial support programs for apprentices and employers. The association’s latest guide offers details on regional and federal financial supports and programs that are available for businesses, employers, employees considering trades training, and those already in or

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Quebec legislature clarifies face mask requirements
July 17, 2020 by Allan Janssen

  The Quebec government has announced legislative measures on the wearing of masks or face covers in public places. Technicians in mechanical bays will not have to wear face masks if the shop is not open to customers, and so long

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Getting real help in real time
July 15, 2020 by Diane Freeman

If you’re struggling to repair a vehicle because you can’t find the right service information, get in touch with us. We can help!

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Ontario offers tool support for apprentices
June 11, 2020 by Allan Janssen

The government of Ontario has announced new support for apprentices. The Ontario Tools Grant will provide apprentices with grants to assist in the purchase of tools, protective equipment and clothing. There is $2.5 million available for the grant program for

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New report finds driver confusion about vehicle data
May 20, 2020 by Allan Janssen

AIA Canada believes there needs to be more discussion about who owns vehicle data, how it’s used, and whether governments need to get involved.

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Quebec reopens auto repair trade
April 15, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Auto repair shops in Quebec can reopen today as the provincial government relaxes restrictions it imposed on some trades out of fear of coronavirus spread. The province also extended the deadline for removing studded tires to June 5 – more

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AIA offers details on emergency wage subsidy program
April 2, 2020 by Allan Janssen

The automotive Industries Association of Canada is still sorting through the newly-released details of the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy program, but it promises to keep members apprised and help with claims-related questions. In a 40-minute web update yesterday, AIA president

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Auto repair listed as essential service in Ontario
March 24, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Repair shops and auto parts stores in Ontario will not be forced to shutter during the Novel Coronavirus pandemic. Ontario Premier Doug Ford issued an order yesterday closing all non-essential businesses in the provinces. The list of essential services was

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Ontario, Quebec order non-essential businesses to shut
March 23, 2020 by Allan Janssen

It will soon be known if automotive repair shops and auto parts stores will be allowed to remain open in the two provinces hardest hit by the global pandemic of coronavirus. As cases of Covid-19 mounted yesterday, surpassing 2,000 nationwide,

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Auto parts and vehicle repairs more essential than ever, AIA says
March 19, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Auto parts and vehicle repairs are essential services, especially in a pandemic. That’s the message the Automotive Industries Association of Canada (AIA) is sending to legislators across the country, in an effort to ensure aftermarket businesses stay open even if