Numbers Speak: J.D. Power finds drastic pandemic decline in vehicle service market, but aftermarket locations mark wins

Toronto, Ontario — With nearly every industry witnessing sometimes brutal impacts of COVID-19, the autobody repair industry is absolutely no exception—though you already knew that. But numbers speak louder than anything–and we finally have the digits demonstrating what the pandemic-related impacts look like up-close, thanks to the 2021 J.D. Power 2021 Canada Customer Service Index—Long-Term […]

Apprenticeship numbers on the rise in Ontario

Apprenticeship numbers are rising in Ontario, according to the latest statistics. Photo courtesy of Centennial College.

By Chris Gerics Peterborough, Ontario — April 22, 2016 — The technician shortage may be lessening, although the numbers are still critical. Apprenticeships are on the rise, at least in Ontario. In 2012-2013, 251 apprentices were registered in Ontario’s Auto Body Collision Damage Repairer  trade, with 124 apprentices writing the exam and 76 passing.  The […]