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British Columbia is home to 3.7 million light vehicles and accounts for roughly 14.0% of all vehicles on the road in Canada. The province’s fleet is expected to grow to approximately 4.2 million by the end of 2022 representing an annual forecast growth rate of 2.6%.  The fleet in the province is the third largest in the country next to Ontario and Quebec. The average age of vehicles in British Columbia is 11.7 years old, one of the oldest in Canada.



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Forecast: Total jobs over 5 years

Region 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
British Columbia 47,000 48,300 49,400 50,400 51,400 52,400


Full Time
in 2018

95%

Part Time
in 2018

5%

Aftermarket vs. General Population


Aftermarket Employment Rate in British Columbia
in 2018

96%

Employment Rate in British Columbia
in 2018

93%


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Category Salary
Automotive Service Technician 61,039.00
Automotive Service Technician (Apprentice) 40,916.00
Body Repair Technician & Apprentice 88,159.00
Customer Service Representative 56,232.00
Detailing Technician 54,596.00
Driver 33,219.00
Estimator 68,734.00
Manager/Assistant Manager 100,707.00
Oil & Lube Technician 31,980.00
Paint Technician & Apprentice 86,053.00
Parts Counter Person - Jobber 45,711.00
Service Advisor/Inside Sales 54,685.00
Store Manager - Wholesale Outlet 76,224.00
Tire Technician 43,011.00


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Gender Breakdown

Men and Women Working in the Aftermarket Sector


Males in 2017

86%

Females in 2017

14%
Age Range Percentage
Less than 20 2%
20-29 33%
30-39 21%
40-49 22%
50-59 15%
60+ 8%


Tire Repairer (Tilbury Tire Depot Ltd.)

Tilbury Tire Depot Ltd. 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 […]
  • Delta, BC
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Automotive Service Technician Apprentice (Tyner Automotive LTD)

Tyner Automotive LTD 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 […]
  • Port Coquitlam, BC
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Truck Mechanic (ATR Truck Repair Ltd.)

ATR Truck Repair Ltd. 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 […]
  • Delta, BC
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  • Canada Job Bank
  • Skilled trades

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Multiple Courses

  • BCIT School of Transportation - Burnaby, BC
  • Vancouver Community College - Vancouver, BC

Automotive Collision Repair & Refinishing

  • University of the Fraser Valley - Abbotsford, BC

Automotive Service Technician

  • University of the Fraser Valley - Abbotsford, BC
  • Kwantlen Polytechnic University - Surrey, BC
  • Okanagen College - Kelowna, BC
  • Camosun College - Victoria, BC
  • Thompson Rivers University - Kamloops, BC
  • Vancouver Island University - Nanaimo, BC
  • College of the Rockies - Cranbrook, BC
  • Northern Lights College - Dawson Creek, BC
  • Northern Lights College - Dawson Creek, BC
  • Northwest Community College - Terrace, BC
  • Northwest Community College - Terrace, BC

Automotive Glass Technician

  • Okanagen College - Kelowna, BC

Automotive Refinishing Prep Technician

  • Okanagen College - Kelowna, BC
  • College of New Caledonia - Prince George, BC

Motor Vehicle Body Repairer

  • Okanagen College - Kelowna, BC

Welder Apprenticeship

  • Okanagen College - Kelowna, BC

Welder Foundation

  • Camosun College - Victoria, BC

Automotive Service Technician Foundation

  • North Island College - Courtenay, BC

Welder Apprenticeship Training

  • North Island College - Courtenay, BC

Autobody (Motor Vehicle Body Repair)

  • College of New Caledonia - Prince George, BC

Automotive Technician

  • College of New Caledonia - Prince George, BC

Welding

  • Northern Lights College - Dawson Creek, BC