Monthly Minute • October 2019
Read the Latest AIA Canada Research
Under the Hood: How Canadians View Vehicle Maintenance and Repair
Our latest report explores behaviours, attitudes and preferences regarding areas related to maintenance and repair.

AIA Canada members,  grab your copy   AT NO COST NOW!
2019 Canadian Collision Industry Yearbook
The third edition of the  Canadian Collision Industry Yearbook gathers relevant data for the Canadian collision sector in one place to provide valuable and insightful information.

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Knowledge Center
The Knowledge Center is where we take the complex findings of our research and present it in easy to digest infographics and factsheets.
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Government Relations
AIA’s Key Messages to Federal Government Parties in Election Year 2019
Canada’s automotive aftermarket industry is an economic driver. The industry contributes $21.6 billion to the Canadian economy and employs 389,900 Canadians. But the industry is facing disruption.

As we approach the federal election scheduled for Monday, October 21, read our messages on these disruptions to federal parties.
Employment Insurance Premiums
The Canada Employment Insurance Commission (CEIC) announced that the 2020 Employment Insurance (EI) premium rate will be $1.58 per $100 of insurable earnings – a decrease of 4 cents for employees compared to the 2019 rate, and a decrease of 6 cents to $2.21 for employers who pay 1.4 times the employee rate.

What We've Been Talking About on Twitter
AIA Canada @AIAofCanada 
Why shop access to vehicle data is so important for the car owner: "Not only do car owners pay up to 30% more for service at dealerships, but for rural motorists the nearest dealership is often 50 or 60 miles away."
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To get the talent they need, companies will have to step up recruiting and assess who in their current workforce can be retrained to gain new skills. They must offer that training or collaborate with educators to develop it.
Learn more about government relations at AIA and our two key files: access to vehicle data and education and workforce development . You can also reach out to Erin Chreptyk
Member Relations
Wednesday, Ocober 23
2-3PM (EST )
Changes Are Coming to the Aftermarket: Are You Prepared?
Join AIA Canada and Roger Francis from the Conference Board of Canada as we discuss changes coming to small and mid-sized aftermarket businesses about the impacts of emerging technologies.

Extended Deadline: October 11
We want to hear from you about the challenges facing your business and the aftermarket industry.

Are You An Aftermarket Hero?    
Canadian youth need role models like you to help them plan their futures. Want to be one?

Member Benefits
AIA Canada offers members access to networks, products, programs and resources to help their businesses thrive.

For any questions about member benefits, please email membership or call at 1-800-808-2920 ext. 224.
AIA Canada members receive up to 25% off Budget base car rental rates.
New Members
Welcome to our newest members!
CCIF Calgary 2019
The Canadian Collision industry came together for a sold out event in Calgary at the end of September, the final of three gatherings in 2019. The next meeting will be held in Toronto in January, 2020.
AIA Staff
AIA's dedicated staff are the association's strength. They are the people who ensure a positive member experience and solidify AIA's position as the voice and resource of the automotive aftermarket industry in Canada.

Please join us in recognizing the following promotions.
Tanya Scheidl
Team Leader, Collision Sector
Shamsia Quraishi
Projects Manager,
Knowledge Management Specialist
In Memoriam
We are sad to announce the passing of two long time champions of the automotive aftermarket.
Division News
As if having a beautiful day for a round of golf wasn't enough, the AIA Manitoba Division also raised three thousand dollars for The High Fives for Kids Foundation. Thank you to everyone who teed up!
In Memory of Neil Creek
AIA Manitoba Division honoured the memory of Neil Creek, former division chair, by making a donation to the Cancer Care Manitoba Foundation.
AIA High Fives for Kids Foundation
The AIA High Fives for Kids Foundation's Annual General Meeting is on November 18, 2019 .
AIA Canada Night 2019 • Las Vegas
One of the most anticipated evenings of the year, AIA Canada Night is the place to be for the Canadian aftermarket to network with peers and build relationships.  

With a new location at the Paris Las Vegas Hotel, the excitement begins at 6:30 pm in the Concorde Ballroom until 9:00 pm on November 5th, the opening night of AAPEX.
Sponsorship opportunities for this event are open to any supplier who does business in Canada. Interested in sponsoring?   Complete and return the sponsorship form today!
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