How Should the Federal Government Invest in Pre-Apprenticeship? (3/15/2018) - AIA Canada was hand-picked to participate in consultation sessions regarding the federal government’s proposal in Budget 2018 to introduce a new pre-apprenticeship program with a focus on encouraging underrepresented groups to explore careers in the skilled trades. The consultation sessions kicked off on March 2, 2018. In attendance were provincial and territorial government representatives and […]
Monthly Minute – March 2018 (3/13/2018) - Knowledge is POWER. Through the AIA Canada Monthly Minute, important industry information is at your fingertips. Feel free to pass it along to others in your network, and most importantly, enjoy the content that is developed with you in mind. Read the Monthly Minute by clicking here.
Equality and Growth: A Strong Middle Class (3/12/2018) - Budget 2018, Equality and Growth: A Strong Middle Class, was tabled on February 27, 2018. The equality component to the budget was demonstrated in measures including pay equity, new parental leave guidelines and funding for Indigenous peoples. The growth component was demonstrated in funding focused on innovation – innovation being the key to creating an […]
A New Vehicle Communication Interface: One’s Open. One’s Closed (3/12/2018) - Will, as some predict, the OBD-II become a relic of the past? If so, what vehicle communication interfaces will replace it? The secure vehicle interface and the extended vehicle concept are options. One is open – one is closed. Which one offers more security? We put together a little brief on the topic that you […]
Update on AIA Quebec Division’s Committee of Banner Program Directors (3/10/2018) - On February 22, AIA President and Vice-President attended the AIA Quebec Division’s Committee of Banner Program Directors held at the École des métiers de l’équipement motorisé de Montréal. The purpose of this meeting was to discuss AIA’s new proposed membership and stakeholder engagement model and included an in-depth tour of the school and its program […]
AutoConnect Update: Data Validation Sessions (2/23/2018) - In February, AIA Canada hit the road and traveled across Canada to host five roundtable discussions to validate the data collected from the surveys of managers and on-site employees in order to better understand the workforce in Canada. The sessions took place in five different cities across Canada: Richmond, BC, Edmonton, AB, Mississauga, ON, Halifax, […]
Apprenticeship fair held by the Quebec Division of AIA Canada (2/22/2018) - Montreal, February 19, 2018 – Spurred by the success of its first two apprenticeship fairs, AIA Canada’s Quebec Division held a third fair on February 13th, 2018 at the Centre de formation de l’Argile (Argile Training Centre) in Joliette. The purpose of the event is to showcase the aftermarket industry to near future automotive mechanic graduates […]
How to get an AIA website account (2/16/2018) - Did you know that all staff within a member company/business can request a member account at aiacanada.com to access a number of online services and products including the job board and research reports? Here’s how: Visit www.aiacanada.com. Click on MEMBER LOGIN in the top right-hand corner. Fill out the form MEMBER ACCESS SIGNUP to the right of the page. *Remember to use […]
Monthly Minute – February 2018 (2/13/2018) - Knowledge is POWER. Through the AIA Canada Monthly Minute, important industry information is at your fingertips. Feel free to pass it along to others in your network, and most importantly, enjoy the content that is developed with you in mind. Read the Monthly Minute by clicking here.
The voice of the aftermarket has been heard (2/12/2018) - Both the Senate and House of Commons have committees that study issues that will impact Canadian society. The findings from these studies inform government – influencing policy, programs and legislation. In May 2017, AIA testified before a Senate committee, studying the technical and regulatory issues related to the deployment of autonomous and connected vehicles. […]