Auto Mechanics/Technicians 


Automotive service technicians and truck mechanics inspect, diagnose, repair, and service mechanical, electrical, and electronic systems/components of cars, buses, and light/commercial trucks


Work: Workers in this group may specialize in areas such as engine/fuel systems, brakes, steering, alignment, air conditioning, cooling/heating systems, transmission systems or diagnostic services.

Title Examples: Automobile Mechanic, Front-end Mechanic, Garage Mechanic, Mechanic, Service Technician

Useful Secondary School subjects: Mechanics, Business, English, Science, Mathematics, Chemistry

Degrees associated with this career: High School Diploma, Certificate, Diploma, Post-diploma, Associate

Requirements: You may need a high school diploma, although most provinces/territories require only Grade 10 for entry. , To gain trade certification as an automotive service technician or other motor vehicle mechanic or technician, you need a four-year apprenticeship program, or a combination of over four years' work experience, and completion of high school, college or industry courses. , You may also want to qualify for interprovincial (Red Seal) trade certification, which provides job mobility throughout the country. , To be a mechanical repairer in the motor vehicle manufacturing industry, you need two to three years' on-the-job training, while to be a motor vehicle metal repairer, you need one to two years' on-the-job training in body repair. , Most recent entrants have a trade/vocational certificate or a community college diploma.

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