CIIA offers basic estimating/insurance protocols course

By CRM staff Toronto, Ontario – April 3, 2019 – Canadian Industry Information Assistance announced that the offering a new 2019 basic estimating/insurance protocols course to help shop or office employees, new estimators, and insurance company staff with estimating collision damage on cars and trucks in Ontario. This three-day course will be held at the […]

Government announces big changes to Ontario apprenticeship program

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By Jeff Sanford Toronto, Ontario — November 20, 2017 — The Ontario provincial government included several business-friendly measures in the 2017 Ontario Fall Economic Statement handed down last week, which look set to benefit small firms in the collision repair sector. The government traditionally updates its budget in the fall by tabling a ‘mini-budget.’ This […]

CIIA to hold new Certification of Qualification prep courses

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By Tom Davis Hamilton, Ontario — October 20, 2017 — Collision Industry Information Assistance (CIIA) has scheduled three classes in November and December to help unlicensed techs successfully complete their provincial trades license exam. The CIIA regularly runs preparation courses for the Certification of Qualification exams that some technicians – those who have the necessary […]

RoadTrust needs shops for pilot program

RoadTrust is looking for 10 collision repair facilities that are willing to engage in the pilot portion of the program.

Toronto, Ontario — September 20, 2017 — The RoadTrust program is getting closer to being able to help motorists involved in collisions and vehicle breakdowns. RoadTrust is an accreditation program administered by Collision Industry Information Assistance (CIIA).  The program is now accepting shops into the pilot phase of the program. Only 10 collision repair facilities will […]

CIIA to host vehicle branding presentation highlighting flood damage

All vehicles in Ontario must have a brand shown on the vehicle's permit. CIIA will host a presentation at Fanshawe College that highlights the rules that protect Ontario consumers and shops from improperly branded vehicles.

London, Ontario — September 11, 2017 — Vehicles in Ontario that have been significantly damaged must be reviewed for purposes of assigning a registration “brand.” This includes vehicles damaged in accidents or through fire, theft, flood and vandalism. These “brands” can be assigned by responsible parties and act as a registration notice that advises future […]

John Norris wins OCOT Prize of Excellence

John Norris holding the OCOT Prize of Excellence. From left: David Tsubouchi (Registrar & CEO), John Norris, Catherine Poultney (Chair , Motive Power Divisional Board) and Pat Blackwood (Chair, Board of Governors)

By Erin McLaughlin Toronto, Ontario — July 11, 2017 — John Norris, Executive Director of CIIA, received the 2017 inaugural Ontario College of Trades Award of Excellence. This prize acknowledges both the work he has done with Collision Industry Information and Assistance (CIIA), and CIIA’s efforts to both enhance apprenticeship completion and help working techicians […]

Technician prep course coming in June

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By CRM Staff Toronto, Ontario — May 10, 2017 — Collision Industry Information Assistance (CIIA) has scheduled a new class to help unlicensed techs successfully complete Ontario’s provincial trades license exam. CIIA is currently offering the Certificate of Qualification prep course in Toronto, Ontario, near Pearson International Airport. The format is four full days. The […]

CIIA to hold basic estimating training session in Toronto

Hamilton, Ontario — April 16, 2017 — Collision Industry Information Assistance (CIIA) has announced it will hold another session of its basic estimating course in Toronto, Ontario. The course will be held at 606 Dixon Rd. The upcoming course runs over two full days on April 28 and 29 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. […]

CIIA to hold Certificate of Qualification prep course in May

Hamilton, Ontario — April 13, 2016 — Collision Industry Information Assistance (CIIA) has scheduled a new class to help unlicensed techs successfully complete Ontario’s provincial trades license exam.   CIIA is currently offering the Certificate of Qualification prep course in Burlington, Ontario. The format is four full days. The course runs on two consecutive weekends, […]

Basic Estimating coming to Sudbury

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Hamilton, Ontario — April 2, 2017 — Registration is now open for the next class of Collision Industry Information Assistance’s (CIIA) basic estimating collision repair training course, taking place in Sudbury, Ontario. The course will be held at Maslack Supply, located at 488 Falconbridge Rd. This marks the 21st year that CIIA has run the […]