All-in August: vehicle hangers

DATE: | Industry bulletins

Throughout the month of August, AMVIC will be sending out weekly tips and info related to advertising. This week is all about vehicle hangers. A vehicle hanger is still considered an ad, specifically a print ad/sign. Therefore, all hangers should state the total all-in price with all fees and charges already included into the stated … Read More

All-in August: manufacturer ads

DATE: | Industry bulletins

Throughout the month of August, AMVIC will be sending out weekly tips and info related to advertising. This week is all about manufacturer ads! Manufacturer ads follow federal advertising laws and are subject to the general consumer protection elements of the Fair Trading Act and can be investigated by Service Alberta. However, ads you may … Read More

All-in August: incentives

DATE: | Industry bulletins

Throughout the month of August, AMVIC will be sending out weekly tips and information related to advertising. This week is all about incentives! Want to advertise incentives like a cash rebate or a membership card discount? Ensure you advertise the total all-in price first, and then all possible incentives offered afterward. The all-in price should … Read More

Salespeople must be actively registered

DATE: | Industry bulletins

Any salesperson who engages in Alberta’s automotive industry must be registered with AMVIC (Fair Trading Act 104(1)): it’s the law. Salespeople must not engage in selling vehicles until they have received their Registration Certificate from AMVIC. Salesperson applicants must successfully complete the Salesperson Fair Trading Act Course, submit appropriate documentation and agree to a background … Read More

AMVIC improves consumer protection and ensures fair enforcement

DATE: | Consumer bulletins | Industry bulletins | News releases

Edmonton— Alberta Motor Vehicle Industry Council (AMVIC) has hired for the positions of registrar, human resources manager and legal counsel, directly acting on recommendations outlined in the 2016 Report on Governance and Operations commissioned by Service Alberta and conducted by Management Consultant George Cuff. Brenda Chomey has joined AMVIC in the newly created position of … Read More

AMVIC’s 2016 – 2017 Annual Report available now

DATE: | Industry bulletins

2016 – 2017 Annual Report highlights: How AMVIC is implementing the recommendations from the Report on AMVIC Governance and Operations (page 11). Over 10,000 salespeople registered and over 6,900 businesses licensed as of March 31, 2017 (page 17). Zero tolerance for curbers (page 18). Over 3000 students successfully completing the Salesperson Fair Trading Act Course … Read More

Advisory: stolen parts exposed – check your repair records

DATE: | Industry bulletins

AMVIC is working with the Edmonton Police Service to alert Alberta businesses about a possible risk that stolen parts may have been unknowingly utilized. Edmonton Police Service has recently recovered components to over 100 stolen vehicles on the site of Carmasters Collision Ltd. in Edmonton and believe that many suspect or stolen parts have been … Read More

Information session for industry in June

DATE: | Industry bulletins

AMVIC will be hosting an industry information session for automotive businesses at the Executive Royal Hotel in Calgary on June 14, 2017. To help address the need for compliance with automotive advertising regulations, the session will focus on advertising laws and the corresponding requirements. The session will also cover topics such as the differences between … Read More

Turn to AMVIC’s website as a resource

DATE: | Industry bulletins

“Where can I find the advertising laws?” “How do I renew my salesperson registration?” “What should I do when I’m closing my business?” Looking for answers to these questions or similar questions? Do you know where to find the answers? They are all on AMVIC’s website! The industry section of covers a variety of … Read More

Insurance Certificate of Authority: expiration reminder on behalf of the Alberta Insurance Council

DATE: | Industry bulletins

On behalf of the Alberta Insurance Council (AIC), AMVIC is reminding all automotive businesses who are licensed by the Alberta Insurance Council to sell equipment warranty, credit related and GAP insurance that they are required to renew their insurance agents’ certificate of authority annually, and no later than June 30, 2017. Your licence with the … Read More