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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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Lube City Lube technicians are employed by the automotive industry to handle vehicle maintenance. The job focuses on fluid checks and basic maintenance. Typically, a lube tech will change a vehicle’s oil, check the transmission fluid and other fluid levels, inspect various belts and filters, and check air levels and gauges. Other duties may include brake inspection […]
  • Sherwood Park, AB
  • 2 days ago
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  • Skilled trades

Automotive Mechanic (Amun Mechanical Inc.)

Amun Mechanical Inc. An apprentice technician is a training position to become an Automotive Service Technician (AST). They must be able to safely operate shop equipment, demonstrate the ability to learn and repeat basic mechanical repairs. Apprentice technicians assist senior technicians and perform tasks within their scope of knowledge. Responsibilities include: Diagnose and perform vehicle maintenance and repairs; inform […]
  • Calgary, AB
  • 2 days ago
  • Canada Job Bank
  • Skilled trades

Greaser (ABS Truckwash and Lube Ltd.)

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  • Edmonton, AB
  • 3 days ago
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  • Skilled trades

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Auto Body Technician

  • Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT) - Calgary, AB
  • Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) - Edmonton, AB

Automotive Service Technician

  • Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT) - Calgary, AB
  • Red Deer College - Red Deer, AB
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  • Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) - Edmonton, AB

Automotive Service Technology

  • Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT) - Calgary, AB

Transport Refrigeration Technician Apprentice

  • Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT) - Calgary, AB

Welding Technician

  • Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT) - Calgary, AB

Welder

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Automotive Systems

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Apprenticeship Welder

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Auto Body Technician, Pre-Employment

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