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The Atlantic region is comprised of Newfoundland, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island. Newfoundland has the largest area of the four provinces and Prince Edward Island has the smallest. Looking at the vehicle parc, combined, these provinces have a fleet size of 1.83 million light vehicles as of July 2017 and represent 6.8% of Canada’s entire car parc. Nova Scotia and New Brunswick account for about 70% of the vehicle fleet in the region. Just over 50% of the vehicles in the region are light trucks. By the year 2022, the vehicle count in the region is anticipated to reach over 1.9 million units with a growth rate of 1.2% per year.

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Forecast: Total jobs over 5 years

Region 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Atlantic provinces 29,400 29,400 29,600 29,700 29,900 30,100

Full Time
in 2018


Part Time
in 2018


Aftermarket vs. General Population

Aftermarket Employment Rate in Atlantic Provinces
in 2018


Employment Rate in Atlantic Provinces
in 2018


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Category Salary
Automotive Service Technician 49,166.00
Automotive Service Technician (Apprentice) 31,632.00
Body Repair Technician & Apprentice 47,985.00
Customer Service Representative 35,870.00
Detailing Technician 32,331.00
Driver 27,384.00
Estimator 50,812.00
Manager/Assistant Manager 61,819.00
Oil & Lube Technician 24,118.00
Paint Technician & Apprentice 50,902.00
Parts Counter Person - Jobber 34,452.00
Service Advisor/Inside Sales 40,477.00
Store Manager - Wholesale Outlet 50,970.00
Tire Technician 30,279.00

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Gender Breakdown

Men and Women Working in the Aftermarket Sector

Males in 2017


Females in 2017

Age Range Percentage
Less than 20 13%
20-29 25%
30-39 17%
40-49 23%
50-59 20%
60+ 3%

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Automotive Service Technician (Holwell & Sons Inc)

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G. W. MOSHER MOTORS LIMITED Car detailing is the careful cleaning and polishing of all car parts from top to bottom, from inside to outside. This entails cleaning both the inside and outside of a vehicle, application of pinstripes, removal of overspray from underhood, trunk lids etc. as well as polishing. Detailing is usually done with specialized tools. Car […]
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