Category: Industry bulletins

Are you checking if your ads are compliant?

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As an automotive business in Alberta, you are responsible for your advertisements. Using a “catch-all” style disclaimer on a website or advertisement does not clear an automotive business of the responsibility for compliant advertisements. AMVIC has created an advertising toolkit on amvic.org to assist you in creating compliant advertisements, which includes: The advertising modules from

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Industry standards inspections: additional COVID-19 safety precautions

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The COVID-19 pandemic has changed how many businesses operate and AMVIC was no exception. AMVIC continued inspecting businesses during the early days of the pandemic, however the inspections were conducted from a distance. Now that businesses are once again operating closer to a pre-pandemic manner, AMVIC has a plan in place to complete inspections with

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Consignment or agent/broker

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What’s the difference between consignment sales and agent/broker? Check out the graphic below to ensure you apply for the correct licence to comply with the Consumer Protection Act and Automotive Business Regulation. Text in graphic: What’s the difference between consignment vs. agent/broker? Consignment: A consumer wants to sell their vehicle but doesn’t want to do

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2019 – 2020 AMVIC annual report now available

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2019 – 2020 AMVIC annual report highlights: A look at the highlights for AMVIC’s 2019 – 2020 fiscal year (page 2). Find out the five most common complaint types submitted to AMVIC’s consumer services department (page 10). Read more about how AMVIC reviewed 2,395 automotive advertisements in 2019 – 2020 (page 17). See the number

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How the salesperson registration process works

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Under Section 16 of Alberta’s Automotive Business Regulation, all salespeople are required to be registered with AMVIC. When a person applies for salesperson registration, there are required fields that must be completed, documents that must be submitted and tasks that must be undertaken. Here is what the registration process looks like: 1. Create an AMVIC

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