Small Business Support Available

Struggling due to the COVID-19 pandemic? The ARA has gathered the following resources to help you get the financial support you need to get through these difficult times. Small and Medium-Sized Business Recovery Grant Grants of $10,000 to $30,000 are available to small and medium sized B.C. businesses impacted by COVID-19. An additional $5,000 to …

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Certified Collision Repair Program Saves You Money

The ICBC Collision Repair Program raises the bar for the entire industry, focusing on accurate and safe repairs. The ARA helps body shops be top performers with its Certified Collision Repair Program as a cost-saving alternative to comply with this new level of professionalism required by the provincial insurer. The ARA’s Certified Collision Repair Program …

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How to Challenge Auto Glass Certification

How to Challenge the Auto Glass Technician Certification in B.C. In B.C., an individual can become certified as an automotive glass technician by completing the AutomotiveGlass Technician apprenticeship program (“Apprenticeship pathway”) or by challenging the certification(“Challenge pathway”). The following instructions are for automotive glass technicians who have significant trade experience and wish to apply to …

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EV Safety an Evolving Issue for Industry

The ARA, through the support and cooperation of WorkSafeBC and industry partners, has developed comprehensive guidelines for the safe handling of electric vehicles (EVs) and high voltage batteries for the recycling and towing and recovery industries. Guidelines and protocols, along with other tools and resources, are available for download from ohs.ara.bc.ca. When Toyota launched the first …

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