Refinishing First: One-on-one with SkillsCanada gold medalist painter Dorien Lozeau

Toronto, Ontario — As the organization finalizes its roster for the international competition, results from this year’s Skills Canada 2022 National Competition have begun rolling in, forming the team that will represent the Canadian collision industry on the WorldSkills stage. Collision Repair managed to get a hold of two-time gold medal-winning automotive refinisher—former Bodyworx Professional […]

Perfecting Painting: WorldSkills Canada competition underway in Edmonton

Edmonton, Alberta — This week, competitors from across the world met in Edmonton for the Canadian SATA Skills Car Painting Global Challenge 2022. Competitors from Australia, Canada, Germany, Spain, the United Kingdom and the United Arab Emirates met at the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology campus for the main event, where they will be tested […]

Painter Rendezvous: International R-M Best Painter Contest set for late June

Clermont-de-l’Oise, France — Some of the world’s top automotive painters will descend on Clermont-de-l’Oise, France in late June to sort out who will take the top prize at the thirteenth International R-M Best Painter Contest Final. The competition will see ten national finalists square off at the R-M Refinish Competence Center in France from June […]

Skills Ontario makes waves across the province

  By Erin McLaughlin   Toronto, Ontario — May 15, 2018 — The 2018 Skills Ontario Competition recently took place at the Toronto Congress Centre,  May 7-9.    “The collision repair industry’s competition site has a very large footprint in Ontario, with both onsite Autobody Repair and Auto Painting events. Many Ontario schools send their […]

Skills Ontario Competition to showcase student talent

Ian Howcroft, chief executive officer of Skills Ontario.

 By CRM Staff   Toronto, Ontario — May 3, 2018 — The Skills Ontario Competition is set to take place next week, from Monday, May 7 to Wednesday, May 9. More than 2,300 students will participate in the competitions.    The largest of its kind across Canada, the three-day annual competition for elementary, high school […]

Skills Saskatchewan builds first ever on-site paint booth for competitions

By CRM Staff   Regina, Saskatchewan — April 17, 2018 — Skills Saskatchewan recently held its annual skills competition in Regina, and for the first time in Skills Canada history, the car-painting event was held on site. According to Leanne Jefferies, director of the Skills Canada Collision Repair Program, pulling this off took a lot […]

Canada’s autobody competitor demonstrates her skills for Member of Parliament

Hélène Laverdière, MP for Laurier—Sainte-Marie and Vyolaine Dujmovic, Canada’s competitor in autobody at WorldSkills Abu Dhabi.

Montreal, Quebec — August 17, 2017 — Vyolaine Dujmovic, Canada’s autobody competitor at the upcoming WorldSkills competition in Abu Dhabi, recently got a chance to show off her skills for her Member of Parliament, Hélène Laverdière. Dujmovic is employed with Fix Auto Henri Bourassa. In just a few weeks, WorldSkills Team Canada 2017 member Ashley […]

Centennial College students take the gold in Ontario

A few photos from the 2017 Skills Ontario Competition. Check out the gallery below for more!

By CRM Staff Toronto, Ontario — May 4, 2017 — Centennial College students have taken gold medals in both the Autobody Repair and Car Painting competitions in the post-secondary category at the 2017 Ontario Skills Competition. The competition took place at the Toronto Congress Centre over three days. Colin Bailey took the gold medal for […]