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While there are many kinds of paint technicians, a large portion of them work in the automotive industry. Paint technicians in the automotive industry paint new cars, repair the paint jobs on old or damaged cars, mix paint, polish vehicles and create customized paint jobs for customers. Vehicle painting is a highly specialized job requiring practice and skill.

Automotive painter is a regulated trade. Qualified individuals may obtain a Certificate of Qualification, which confirms its holder has the skills, knowledge and experience that meet industry standards of practice for the trade. Generally, the time-frame to become competent in the trade of Automotive Painter is approximately two and a half years consisting of on-the-job work experience and in-school training. Upon passing the trade’s certification examination and meeting your school’s registration requirements, the individual may apply to become certified and registered as a journeyperson in the trade. The trade is part of the Interprovincial Red Seal Program—the national standard for the trade across Canada.



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Average Salaries by Region

Canada $75,381
Alberta $73,801
Ontario $79,564
Quebec $60,264
Region Average Salary
Canada $75,381
British Columbia $86,053
Alberta $73,801
Saskatchewan & Manitoba $87,225
Ontario $79,564
Quebec $60,264
Atlantic Provinces $50,902


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Forecast: Total jobs over 5 years

Region 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
BC 1,891 1,999 2,106 2,215 2,329 2,447
Alberta 1,902 1,917 1,988 2,058 2,130 2,205
Saskatchewan & Manitoba 1,260 1,266 1,309 1,351 1,395 1,442
Ontario 4,571 4,504 4,864 5,242 5,644 6,073
Quebec 3,516 3,420 3,667 3,926 4,205 4,506
Atlantic provinces 903 904 927 950 975 1,000


Full Time vs. Part Time Overall


Full Time in 2018

98%

Part Time in 2018

2%

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Region Full Time Part Time
B.C. 97% 2%
Alberta 99% 0%
Saskatchewan & Manitoba 94% 5%
Ontario 99% 0%
Quebec 99% 0%
Atlantic 85% 14%


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Gender Breakdown

Men and Women Working in the Aftermarket Sector


Males in 2017

96%

Females in 2017

4%
Age Range Percentage
Less than 20 1%
20-29 5%
30-39 17%
40-49 28%
50-59 29%
60+ 13%

  •  Valid Drivers License
  •  High School diploma or equivalent
  •  Completion of a four-year apprenticeship program

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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 technicians is required by certain provinces.
  • Red Seal endorsement is also available to qualified technicians upon successful completion of the interprovincial Red Seal examination. (The Red Seal Interprovincial Standards Program, also known as Red Seal or simply IP, is a set of trade qualifications in Canada, jointly administered by the Federal, Provincial and Territorial governments.)
  • Apprenticeship programs are available with apprentices working under certified technicians.

On average paint technicians have

17.5 years of experience

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Avg. Years Experience Breakdown

Less than 1 year 2%
1-5 years 8%
Over Five Years 91%

Avg. Years Experience Breakdown

Experience Percentage
Less than 1 year 2%
1-5 years 8%
Over Five Years 91%


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