OMVIC and Georgian College extend partnership for another five years.

Published On
February 27, 2024

Toronto, ON, February 27, 2024 – OMVIC (Ontario Motor Vehicle Industry Council) and Georgian College are pleased to announce the extension of their partnership for another five years, signed on February 16, 2024. This 25-year collaboration has been instrumental in promoting professionalism and setting ethical standards within the Ontario automotive retail industry. 

 “We look forward to growing this partnership in the years to come to continue to uphold our mandate of consumer protection while enhancing dealer and salesperson professionalism in the motor vehicle sales industry. The certification course is a cornerstone in our pursuit of this objective,” said Maureen Harquail, CEO & Registrar of OMVIC.  

 “After a quarter-century of excellent partnership, Georgian College and OMVIC continue to train the automotive business workforce to promote professionalism within the industry and provide protection for consumers,” said Kevin Weaver, President and CEO, Georgian College. “Georgian is pleased to extend this partnership for another five years to offer this important educational programming.” 

 Last year alone, Georgian College reported a record-breaking 8,700 registrations for the OMVIC certification course, offered through the Automotive Business School of Canada (ABSC). This course, a mandatory requirement for individuals aspiring to work as vehicle salespersons or dealers in Ontario, underscores the commitment to providing better protection for car buyers and fostering integrity within the automotive sector.  

 Georgian College and OMVIC’s unique relationship began in November 1999 when we collaborated to offer an automotive certification course. Since its establishment in 1999, there has been a consistent rise in annual program participation, with registrations from across North America. Both OMVIC and Georgian College are committed to empowering future automotive professionals with the knowledge and skills necessary for success in a dynamic and evolving industry. 

 Visit OMVIC’s website for more information about the OMVIC certification course at Georgian College. 

About OMVIC 

OMVIC has been delegated responsibility for administering and enforcing the Motor Vehicle Dealers Act (MVDA). OMVIC maintains a fair and informed vehicle sales marketplace by regulating dealers and salespersons, regularly inspecting Ontario’s 8,000 dealerships and 30,000 salespeople, maintaining a consumer support line for consumers and conducting investigations and prosecutions (or discipline proceedings) of industry misconduct and illegal sales (curbsiding). OMVIC is also responsible for administering the Motor Vehicle Dealers Compensation Fund on behalf of its Board of Trustees. 

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