The Alberta Motor Vehicle Industry Council is the provincial government body that oversees the sales and repair of automobiles in our province. All businesses that legally inspect; maintain and repair cars and trucks in Alberta must be insured and have an AMVIC license.
From the AMVIC website:
The Alberta Motor Vehicle Industry Council, AMVIC, is Alberta’s automotive industry regulator. AMVIC is an independent delegated authority and is accountable to the Alberta Government through a delegation agreement with the Minister of Service Alberta.
AMVIC was incorporated under the Alberta Societies Act as a not-for-profit organization for the purpose of administering motor vehicle industry regulations as outlined in the Fair Trading Act (now known as the Consumer Protection Act) on Feb. 12, 1999.