The automotive small business sector is a vital part of the Western Canadian economy. 1 in 7 people work in this sector in Canada. The sector is very diversified and is represented in nearly every community from small towns to large cities. This sector works with some form of motor vehicle regulations in whichever province, and it can be very hard for small business to stay on top of laws and regulations. On top of it all especially in the mechanical, collision and glass sector, industry must stay on top of repair information. It must train its technicians and push the knowledge throughout their small business organization.
The WCABA, “Where small business matters” is there to be the voice of the automotive sector in Western Canada. The resource-based economy in Western Canada is very strong right now. This sector is under pressure to maintain and in fact attract new workers while trying to compete against incomes in the resource based sector.
Have you ever said, “Somebody should do something?” Currently in Western Canada there are associations in some sectors, overall though no one to date has been looking after the overall interest of industry. By joining and supporting the WCABA you will be supporting provincial and federal government lobbying efforts, which in today’s market place is vitally important. The TILMA agreement is an example where provincial governments in the West are working together on Western initiatives for workers. The Western provinces are also working together on gateway transportation for goods and services from Asian markets. We also need to make sure that industry has a stakeholder voice with the Insurance industry in Canada.


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