Supporting industry training and development If you are an independent, a multi-shop owner or a member of a repair network, securing young talent for the future of our industry is of your concern. This is an industry-wide issue. Rather than waiting for some regulatory action or government-based entity to address the issue, Assured is taking […]


Canada’s ADAS calibration conundrum By Bianca Mazziotti and Allison Rogers The time to tackle advanced-driver assistance system (ADAS) calibration questions is now. Last year, Canadian startup adasThink unveiled a whitepaper wherein the company revealed 88 percent of calibrations were missed by Canadian bodyshops. Out of 100 estimates analyzed, 85 were missing a line item for […]

The Keys to Successful Staffing

Seven tips to secure top talent By Maddy Kylie Welcome to the Canadian aftermarket, where the average age of the collision repair technician is 49, and the average age of the apprentice is 29. In other words, the nation’s skills shortage has situated the industry in desperate times. Pile on a pandemic and the conundrum […]

The 411 on 410N

SATA Canada’s new apprenticeship course offering Do you have a trusted, skilled painter on your staff roster? If not, you better get to brushing up. It’s a secret to none that Canada’s automotive aftermarket is in the drawls of a skills shortage—and painters are no exception. In a July survey issued by Collision Repair magazine, […]

Fix Network stays on course

Post-COVID-19, virtual learning has taken centerstage as the aftermarket industry redefines operations to keep technicians on top of industry trends. Despite the challenges, Sophie Pepin of Fix Network believes learning should never stop. “For quite some time now, the phrase ‘new normal’ has become commonplace. It’s a new term which perfectly encapsulates how our lives […]


Train now—the world won’t wait for you to catch up By Darryl Simmons When was the last time you learned something at work? If your answer isn’t today, something is wrong. Ask anyone that’s spent a day working in the automotive aftermarket and they’ll tell you that this industry holds a pace akin to the […]