How to Contact Auto Trader Canada

Auto Trader is one of the most used names for a car classified listing in the world. Auto Traders in the United States, Great Britain, South Africa, and Canada are all different from each other, but all are car classifieds companies. Even though they have the same names, they are founded by different people and owned by different companies as well.

Auto Trader in Canada can be accessed on the web address What makes it different from its other car classifieds company of the same name is the red logo with the maple leaf – where both reminisce the symbols of the Canadian flag.

History of Auto Trader Canada

Auto Trader in Canada ( is owned by TRADER Corporation, a classified advertising company currently owned by Thoma Bravo.

The beginnings of the said classified company can be credited to the Canadian businessman and Philanthropist named John MacBain, who owns Trader Classified Media.

It was in 1987 when MacBain and his wife Marcy founded the ‘Hebdo Mag’ in the Netherlands. Three years later, the company acquired the French publishing company La Centrale. This marked the beginnings of the growth outside thE Canadian and American markets.

However, in 2006, John MacBain liquidated and sold the companies to focus on his foundation. The  Yellow Pages Group, the directories publisher in Canada, purchased the Trader Classified Media including

This lead to the creation of Trader Corporation. To cope up with the changing needs of the market, the Trader Corporation (now under the ownership of the British private equity firm Apax Partners) stopped publishing the Auto Trader Magazine and other publications to provide online-only car advertising.

It was only in 2016 when the Trader Corp. is sold to the American private equity and growth capital firm Thoma Bravo.

How to Contact Auto Trader Canada through Email

The customer support of Auto Trader Canada can also be reached through email by sending a message at this email address: [email protected]. If the customer would like to fill up a message form to be more guided on the information to be included, the link below can be used.

How to Contact Auto Trader Canada through Live Chat or Video Call

The live chat option can be accessed by clicking the ‘Direct’ hyperlink after accessing the link below. Another window will open and users will be greeted by a chatbot, which will help in answering Frequently Asked Questions. If not, just type ‘help’ and select a category or type ‘reset’ if a user is stuck with the options.

Another option is for a video call via Skype, by clicking the Skype button. Another page will open to add an Auto Trader Canada account on Skype contacts. Log in will be required to the user’s Microsoft or Skype account.

How to Contact Auto Trader Canada through Social Media

Auto Trader Canada can also be reached through social media, and both accounts are verified with a blue checkmark. Users can also get tips and ideas on what car to buy from the website as they post regular content on the said platforms.



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