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News   April 13, 2015   by Auto Service World

Automotive Incentives and Resources in Nova Scotia – A Comprehensive Document for AIA Members

#aftemarket –  Looking for information related to the automotive trades registered in Nova Scotia?  

The Automotive Sector Council (ASC) of Nova Scotia has produced a comprehensive 10-page document outlining provincially registered trades, trade profiles, employer incentives and grants, available tax credits, apprenticeship initiatives and industry services.

The thorough resource with information specific to the aftermarket industry was created as a result of discussions held in September 2014 between the ASC, members of AIA’s Atlantic Division, and Jason Kerr, Director of Government Relations, AIA.

“The production of this valuable resource was a direct result of a request put forward by the Atlantic Division,” says Jason Kerr. “We met with the Council in Halifax on September 22 and identified the need for a clear and concise document outlining all of the available government resources.”

The information is tailored specifically for small to medium-size businesses in the aftermarket industry that could directly benefit from the wide-array of grants, incentives and programming. 

“The Automotive Sector Council has mandated communication of the many incentives and resources and we promote them to industry on a regular basis” noted Shannon Smith, ASC executive director. “Through our meetings with AIA Atlantic, we discovered that the launch of our online resource document coincided perfectly with AIA’s request for a one-stop-shop of information. Our role is to provide leadership in human resources best practices, labour market information and workforce development strategies for Nova Scotia’s automotive industry, and we truly appreciate the partnership between our organizations.”

The document titled Nova Scotia Automotive Incentives and Resources can be downloaded for free from the ASC’s website:

AIA members in Nova Scotia are encouraged to consult the document to learn about the services and resources available to them.

If you would like to have a copy emailed directly to you, please contact Jason Kerr at