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Alberta’s high standard of living, diverse and welcoming communities and beautiful landscapes make it a great place to call home. Calgary and Edmonton are the two biggest cities in Alberta. Almost half of Alberta’s population lives in these urban centres. Larger cities have extensive bus and/or train networks. Smaller communities may have public transport, but most Albertans also own their own vehicle.

Light vehicle registrations in Alberta total just under 3.6 million units in 2017 and 2.4 million (66%) are light trucks. The average vehicle age in Alberta is just over a decade (10.3 years). The fleet is anticipated to reach nearly 4 million vehicles by the end of 2022 and over 40% of the vehicles in Alberta will be over 10 years old.



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Forecast: Total jobs over 5 years

Region 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Alberta 53,000 53,400 54,300 55,100 55,900 56,800


Full Time
in 2018

87%

Part Time
in 2018

13%

Aftermarket vs. General Population


Aftermarket Employment Rate in Alberta
in 2018

93%

Employment Rate in Alberta
in 2018

91%


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Category Salary
Automotive Service Technician 70,825.00
Automotive Service Technician (Apprentice) 39,919.00
Automotive Service Technician (Collision) 75,744.00
Body Repair Technician & Apprentice 75,513.00
Customer Service Representative 58,015.00
Detailing Technician 41,202.00
Driver 34,651.00
Estimator 72,329.00
Manager/Assistant Manager 94,580.00
Oil & Lube Technician 34,005.00
Paint Technician & Apprentice 73,801.00
Parts Counter Person - Jobber 45,159.00
Service Advisor/Inside Sales 53,686.00
Store Manager - Wholesale Outlet 79,245.00
Tire Technician 45,073.00


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Gender Breakdown

Men and Women Working in the Aftermarket Sector


Males in 2017

91%

Females in 2017

9%
Age Range Percentage
Less than 20 7%
20-29 33%
30-39 19%
40-49 24%
50-59 15%
60+ 2%


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