Auto Mechanics/Technicians

(NOC 7321)
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What do Auto Mechanics/Technicians do?

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. This unit group also includes mechanical repairers who perform major repairs and replacement of mechanical units on newly assembled motor vehicles.

How to become: Auto Mechanics/Technicians


  • Completion of secondary school is usually required.
  • Completion of a four-year automotive service technician apprenticeship program or A combination of over four years of work experience in the trade and high school, college or industry courses in automotive technology is required to be eligible for trade certification.
  • Trade certification for automotive service technicians is compulsory in Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, Quebec, Ontario and Alberta and available, but voluntary, in Newfoundland and Labrador, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, British Columbia, the Yukon, the Northwest Territories and Nunavut.
  • Automotive service technician (transmission) trade certification is compulsory in Ontario.
  • Automotive service technician (steering, suspension and brakes) trade certification is compulsory in New Brunswick and Ontario.
  • Automotive service technician (service station mechanic) trade certification is compulsory in Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island.
  • Red Seal endorsement is also available to qualified automotive service technicians upon successful completion of the interprovincial Red Seal examination.

Where to study for a career as: Auto Mechanics/Technicians

Algonquin College
Ottawa, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Automotive Service Technician Certificate; Apprenticeship
Automotive Service Technician (ASEP-GM) Certificate; Apprenticeship
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Centennial College
Toronto, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Automotive Service Technician - Ford Asset MAP 32 Certificate; Apprenticeship
Automotive Service Technician - General Motors ASEP - MAP 32 Certificate; Apprenticeship
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Red Deer Polytechnic
Red Deer, Alberta, CA

Related Program(s):
Automotive Service Technician Certificate; Apprenticeship
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Conestoga College
Kitchener, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Automotive Service Technician Certificate; Apprenticeship
Motive Power Technician - Heavy Duty Equipment Diploma; Co-op
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Vancouver Island University
Nanaimo, British Columbia, CA

Related Program(s):
Automotive Service Technician Certificate; Apprenticeship
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Modified on January 26, 2022

How much do Auto Mechanics/Technicians make?

Low:
$32,718
Average:
$49,400
High:
$74,006

Job openings for Auto Mechanics/Technicians

Job Seekers:
41,600
Job Openings:
39,100