As Alberta’s automotive regulator our mandate is to provide consumer protection in Alberta’s motor vehicle industry through mandatory licensing for motor vehicle businesses and salespeople as required by the Fair Trading Act of Alberta and to provide a fair marketplace for automotive consumers and businesses.

*Statistics are from the 2016-17 fiscal year (April 1, 2016 – Mar. 31, 2017)

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2,216* Complaints submitted to consumer services

Consumer services is the first point of contact for anyone who has an issue or complaint about an automotive business in Alberta.
*Does not include abandoned complaints.

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$2,729,272 in Alternate Dispute Resolution (ADR)

Received by 303 Alberta consumers through alternate dispute resolution with automotive businesses.

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87 Charges laid against 27 businesses / individuals

AMVIC’s peace officers have the authority to lay charges against a business or individual.

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11 Administrative Penalties totalling $39,500

A fine issued by AMVIC’s Director of Fair Trading (as delegated). Must be paid to the crown.

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30 Director’s Orders

Issued to a business or individual who has contravened the Fair Trading Act or regulations.

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7 Undertakings

Voluntary acknowledgement of a contravention. Can only be offered if a bad practice (breach) has already stopped.

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6,909 licensed businesses

Number of AMVIC-licensed automotive businesses in Alberta on Mar. 31, 2017.

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10,021 registered salespeople

Number of AMVIC-registered salespeople on Mar. 31, 2017. Anyone who solicits, negotiates or concludes an automotive sale in Alberta must be registered by AMVIC.

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28 educational e-bulletins sent to consumers

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30 educational e-bulletins sent to licensees

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3,293 Salesperson Fair Trading Act Course successful completions

All AMVIC-registered salespeople must successfully complete this course in order to qualify for registration. The course covers the laws and regulations that salespeople are required to follow.

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459 licensee inspections

Inspections help educate industry on legislative requirements.

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