Auto Mechanics/Technicians

(NOC 7321)
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Requirement


  • 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.

Degrees Associated with This Career

High School Diploma
Certificate
Diploma
Post-diploma
Associate

Useful Experience/Skills

Mechanics
Computerized equipment
Diagrams/schematics
Dealing with the public
Good hand-eye coordination
Decision-making
Job Task Planning and Organizing

Useful Secondary School Subjects

Mechanics
Business
English
Science
Mathematics
Chemistry

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