Auto Body Repairers

(NOC 7322)
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What do Auto Body Repairers do?

Motor vehicle body repairers repair and restore damaged motor vehicle body parts and interior finishing; repaint body surfaces; and repair and/or replace automotive glass. This unit group also includes metal repairers who repair defective automobile body parts and damage to the bodies of newly assembled cars.

How to become: Auto Body Repairers


  • Completion of secondary school is usually required.
  • Completion of a three- to four-year motor vehicle body repair apprenticeship program or A combination of over three years of work experience in the motor vehicle body repair trade and completion of a high school or college automotive body repair program is usually required to be eligible for trade certification.
  • Trade certification for motor vehicle body repair (metal and paint) is compulsory in Nova Scotia, Ontario and Alberta and available, but voluntary, in Newfoundland and Labrador, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, British Columbia, the Yukon, the Northwest Territories and Nunavut.
  • Auto body repairer and painter certification is compulsory in Quebec and auto body repairer certification is compulsory in Ontario and Alberta and available, but voluntary, in the Yukon and the Northwest Territories.
  • Red Seal endorsement is also available to qualified motor vehicle body repairers (metal and paint) upon successful completion of the interprovincial Red Seal examination.

Where to study for a career as: Auto Body Repairers

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 - Canadian Tire - MAP 32 Certificate; Apprenticeship
Motive Power - Heavy Duty Equipment Technician Diploma; Online
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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 Body Repairers make?

Low:
$31,200
Average:
$48,880
High:
$72,800

Job openings for Auto Body Repairers

Job Seekers:
11,100
Job Openings:
10,500