Cheque please, no tip: ICBC says $190 rebate cheques coming in March

Victoria, British Columbia – Meeting its promise to return a portion of the $600 million in savings accrued during the pandemic, the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC) has announced that drivers in the province will have rebate cheques in their pockets come March. All customers who had a policy with ICBC from April to […]

Helping Hands: Ontario helps employers train and hire more apprentices 

Toronto, Ontario — Ontario government investing 20 million into helping small businesses jointly sponsor and train apprentices through the new Group Sponsorship Grant program. “We’re leaving no stone unturned in our mission to help those who are interested find good jobs in the skilled trades. Our government’s Group Sponsorship Grant will bring more employers and […]

Power Plan: Canadian auto industry praises Ontario’s new electricity subsidy plan

Ottawa, Ontario — Ontario has announced its plan to subsidize a portion of electricity rates for medium and large commercial and industrial businesses According to the Ford government, the current cost of hydro for automakers and their suppliers are making the province uncompetitive with other jurisdictions. Starting Jan. 1, 2021, Ontario’s plan could see industrial […]

Digital Dreams: Future for the Car Summit 2020

Toronto, Ontario — Financial Times Live is producing its sixth annual digital summit unpacking the complex internal forces that are changing the future of the automotive industry forever. The digital conference titled, “Future of the Car,” and will be held from December 2 to the 4 starting at 9 a.m. GMT on Financial Times Live […]

Plan with Progi: Charles Aubry details seven steps for improving internal ecosystem

Trois-Rivières, Quebec — Running a collision centre can be challenging—but ProgiPlanning has a solution. The first speaker at CCIF’s Virtual Experience was Charles Aubry, account manager at Progi. ProgiPlanning is not a managment software, it is a state of mind. It is a program designed to help with capacity planning within the collision repaire industry. […]

Taking Aim: AAPEX to offer weekly webinars in October

Las Vegas, Nevada – During the month of October, AAPEX will host weekly webinars to provide the latest trends, market intelligence and global perspectives on the future of the automotive aftermarket and strategies for growth. The webinars will be free and will complement the Virtual APPEX Experience Nov. 3 to 5. The webinars will be […]

Student Skills: Loyalist and Durham College partner for new local training initiative

Belleville, Ontario — Loyalist and Durham College are partnering through the Ontario Tech University collaboration with an investment of $757, 143, to help with student placement in the auto industry. The initial investment of $37 million from the province is meant for helping people train for jobs in the automotive, transportation and construction sectors; much […]