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 […]

Workers Wanted: Apprentice job shortage continues, even internationally

Hertfordshire, England — A report by the Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) confirms what some Canadians have worried about–apprenticeship recruitment isn’t rising. The total number of automotive apprentice certificates issued in the U.K. in 2021 Q3 was 25,862, 34 percent higher than 2020 Q3. However, comparing this quarter to pre-pandemic levels, certificate numbers are still […]

Sponsoring Success: AIA Canada announces Arthur Paulin Aftermarket Scholarship recipients

Toronto, Ontario — Looking toward the future for the Canadian auto industry, the AIA High Fives for Kids Foundation has announced the recipients of this year’s Arthur Paulin Aftermarket Scholarship Awards. The scholarship was introduced to provide monetary assistance of $700 to students looking to further their education in the automotive field. This year, the […]

For the Future: Canadian Apprenticeship Forum to update 2009 study on ROI in apprenticeship

Victoria, British Columbia ⁠— British Columbians and skilled trades employers will soon learn more about the economic value of apprenticeships, thanks to a study funded by the B.C. government and the Canadian Apprenticeship Forum (CAF-FCA).  In 2006 and 2009, CAF-FCA conducted two national studies to calculate the economic return on training investment for skilled trades […]

The 411 on 410N: The inside scoop on SATA Canada’s new apprenticeship offering

Toronto, Ontario — Do you have a trusted, skilled painter on your staff roster? If not, you better get to brushing up. It’s a secret to none that Canada’s automotive aftermarket is in the drawls of a skills shortage—and painters are no exception. In a July survey issued by Collision Repair magazine, more than 65 […]

The Canadian Apprenticeship Forum is now accepting nominations for its Board of Directors

Toronto, Ontario — The Canadian Apprenticeship Forum is now accepting nominations for its Board of Directors. “This is a great opportunity for those who want to be involved in setting the organization’s strategic direction and overseeing its work on behalf of Canada’s apprenticeship community,” says the forum.  The Board is accepting nominations for the following […]

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, […]