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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 vs. Part Time

Aftermarket Employment in Ontario


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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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%


Collision Damage Estimator (Boyd Autobody & Glass)

Boyd Autobody & Glass Boyd Autobody & Glass (Nanaimo BC): "Autobody Glass is looking for an enthusiastic, customer-focused individual to help us WOW our customers! We are looking for an experienced Collision..."
  • Nanaimo, BC
  • Eluta
  • Skilled trades

Automotive Service Technician - Signing Bonus Available (Abbotsford Nissan)

Abbotsford Nissan Abbotsford Nissan (Abbotsford BC): "at 30180 Automall Drive in Abbotsford BC, Abbotsford Nissan has been serving Abbotsford and the surrounding area for 25 years. We are..."
  • Abbotsford, BC
  • Eluta
  • Skilled trades

Tire Repairer (898 investments inc.)

898 investments inc. 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 […]
  • Surrey, BC
  • 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