Knocking At the Door: Canadian collision industry weighs in on drivers of labour shortage

Toronto, Ontario — Canada is facing a skilled worker shortage. Even in the sparkle and shine that is the collision repair industry, little help can be found. This Spring, Collision Repair magazine shared asking readers to respond to questions related to apprentice onboarding within the industry. Collision centre owners and managers were urged to complete […]

Basic Training: Ontario funds ‘boot camp’ program to encourage trades participation

Chatham, Ontario—The Ontario government has announced it is allocating $4 million to Support Ontario Youth to launch a boot camp-style program to introduce young people to the trades. The program, called Tools in the Trades Boot Camps, will aim to help up to 2,100 young people access training and networking opportunities to enter various trades, […]

Women for the Win: Skills Ontario hosts Young Women’s Conference

Toronto, Ontario — Skills Ontario Young Women’s Conference took place today, on May 12 where highschool students learned about careers in trades and technologies from a female perspective. Participants heard inspiring female tradespeople’s journeys into trades and technology, participated in a hands-on activity, learned about apprenticeships and the Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP). The conference […]

Webinar: Apprentice perspectives on workplace training in the skilled trades

Apprentices spend 80 to 90 percent of their time at the workplace learning from an employer and a journeyperson mentor.

By CRM Staff   Toronto, Ontario — April 24, 2018 –– The Canadian Apprenticeship Forum (CAF-FCA) has announced it will be hosting a webinar on May 16, featuring the perspectives of apprentices on workplace training issues.    According to CAF, apprentices spend 80 to 90 percent of their time at the workplace learning from an […]

Applications open for Arthur Paulin Scholarship

AIA Canada Scholarship logo.

Ottawa, Ontario — October 19, 2016 — Every student could use a funding boost. AIA Canada has now opened applications for the 2016 Arthur Paulin Scholarship. Scholarship recipients receive $700 to pursue their studies in an automotive aftermarket industry-related program at a Canadian college or university. The scholarships are awarded annually across Canada to qualified […]

Opportunity knocks: Beta testers needed for collisioncommunity.com

The all-new collisioncommunity.com will serve as a portal for hiring, training opportunities and much more!

Peterborough, Ontario — April 27, 2016 — The all-new collisioncommunity.com, powered by Collision Repair magazine, needs you! Beta testers are needed for the all-new collisioncommunity.com classified and career website. As a beta tester, you will receive a free one-year Gold Membership which allows you to post up to 12 career listings. We need your help to […]

AYCE Career Fair links employers and graudates

Employers and graduates at a previous AYCE Career Fair. The regular event puts collision repair facilities in direct contact with graduates of AYCE's program.

By Jeff Sanford Toronto, Ontario — August 11, 2015 — It’s August and that means the AYCE Employment Career Fair is right around the corner. Applications for this year’s Career Fair are now being accepted. The event takes place August 24, 2015 at the brand new Tropicana Center of Excellence at 1385 Huntingwood Drive in […]