Automotive service technicians, truck and bus mechanics and mechanical repairers

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Automotive service technicians, truck and bus mechanics and mechanical repairers inspect, diagnose, repair and service mechanical, electrical and electronic systems and components of cars, buses, and light and commercial transport trucks. They are employed by motor vehicle dealers, garages, truck and trailer dealerships, fleet maintenance companies, and service stations, automotive specialty shops, transportation companies and retail establishments which have automotive service shops. This unit group also includes mechanical repairers who perform major repairs and replacement of mechanical units on newly assembled motor vehicles. They are employed by motor vehicle manufacturing companies.
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Apprenticeship pathways
Apprenticeships  can lead to the following trades included in this occupation group.
This table lists the apprenticeship programs related to trades included in this occupation, the trade codes, and whether the programs are voluntary, compulsory, or have a Red Seal designation.
Trade name
Trade code
Classification
Red Seal*
Bearings Mechanic
615A
Voluntary
310T
Compulsory
Yes, Red Seal
Automotive Electronic Accessory Technician
310K
Compulsory
Alignment and Brakes Technician
310E
Compulsory
310D
Compulsory
Fuel and Electrical Systems Technician - No New Registrations
310C
Compulsory
Tire, Wheel and Rim Mechanic
295A
Voluntary

Yes, Red Seal * Red Seal refers to trades where certification is recognized across Canada. In Ontario, there are some trades that have different names in comparison to the Red Seal names. Learn more about the Red Seal program.
Note: The share of workers who have completed apprenticeship certification varies across occupational groups where apprenticeship is identified as a possible pathway. In some cases, this share may be relatively small, which would suggest that there may be fewer apprenticeship opportunities in the occupation. Data from Statistics Canada’s 2016 Census showing the highest level of education attained by occupation are contained in table 98-400-X2016295.

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Sources: Statistics Canada, 2016 Census (distribution of workers). Statistics Canada, Job Vacancy and Wage Survey, 2017 (job vacancies). Burning Glass Technologies, Labour Insight™ (job postings). Time frame is January 1, 2018 to December 31, 2018.

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