Ladies First: Celebrating women of the industry on International Womens Day

Toronto, Ontario ⁠— Women make up approximately half of the world’s population. If you ask Google, it’ll tell you that about 49.58 percent of the global population identifies as female. For every 100 women, there are 101.68 men. It’s nearly 50-50. But those numbers don’t check out when you look at skilled trades demographics. Only […]

Tuesday Ticker: AutoCanada net income down in Q4 2022; Martinrea reports major gains

Toronto, Ontario ⁠— In this weekly Tuesday Ticker, AutoCanada reports net income decreases⁠ and records in full-year reports, while Ontario auto parts manufacturer Martinrea marks 20 percent gains in Q4 2022 sales. Meanwhile, proxy advisors suggest Ritchie Brothers Auctioneers steers clear of its deal to acquire IAA Inc.  Record highs and lows AutoCanada reported its […]

Can You Believe This?! July 22, 2022

Toronto, Ontario — You won’t believe what we’ve got in store for you this Friday! From truck modifications that’ll turn your head sideways to nightmare-inducing paint jobs–this weekly Collision Repair Can You Believe This is sure to render a chuckle.

Tuesday Ticker: March 29, 2022

Toronto, Ontario ⁠— In this weekly Tuesday Ticker, General Motors cooperates with authorities following a former manager’s arrest on bribery charges, while Rivian suffers another blow in market analyst predictions.  Fixed bids and bribery A former General Motors manager has been accused of taking US$3.45 million in bribes from a South Korean parts supplier, according […]

Open for Applications: Tropicana 2022 Auto Body Pre-Apprenticeship accepting participants

Toronto, Ontario — Tropicana Community Centre is accepting participants for its 2022 Auto Body Pre-Apprenticeship L-1 program, a program designed to deliver students with a basic understanding of autobody repair and arms them for apprenticeship on the production floor. Funded by the Government of Ontario, Tropicana’s tuition-free Auto Body Pre-Apprenticeship program includes six weeks of […]

Industry Insider: Exit strategies with Greg Wing of Simplicity Car Care

Toronto, Ontario — It’s a secret to none that the Canadian collision repair workforce touts a high age demographic. We may wish we were immortal, but that’s just not the reality. So—have you given any thought to an exit strategy? Tune in to this week’s Industry Insider podcast to hear from Greg Wing, the director […]

Level Up: Skills Canada hosting Feb. 24 event aimed at skilled trades awareness

Toronto, Ontario ⁠— On February 24, Skills Canada is hosting its free 2022 Level Up! event to promote youth involvement in the skilled trades across Canada. According to the event agenda, the day-long event, set to run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., will feature a host of sessions dedicated to promoting youth interest in […]