The Canadian automotive industry produces light-duty vehicles—cars, vans, pickup trucks; heavy-duty vehicles—trucks, transit buses, school buses, military vehicles; and a wide range of parts, components, and systems used in vehicles of this nature. To complement its manufacturing activities, the industry boasts a well-developed vehicle dealer network, plus an aftermarket organization which has grown into a world-class distribution system and service provider. The aftermarket sector includes activities pertaining to after-sale maintenance and servicing of motor vehicles. This sector has sophisticated manufacturing, distribution, retail and service organizations that include wholesale and retail stores, service stations and repair shops.
There are 26.8 million registered light vehicles on the road in Canada as of July 2017. The national fleet has been upward trending with an annual average increase of 2.6% since 2008. In the next five years, the Canadian light vehicle fleet is expected to continue growing and will sit just under 30 million registered vehicles by the end of 2022. The average age of a vehicle on the road in Canada reached 9.7 years old in 2017. Looking forward, in 2022, the average age of passenger cars is anticipated to reach 11.6 years while light trucks are expected to rise to 9.4 years resulting in an overall mean of 10.3 years.
Full Time vs. Part Time
Aftermarket vs. General Population
Aftermarket Employment Rate in Canada
Employment Rate in Canada
Average Salaries per Role
|Automotive Service Technician||63,119.00|
|Automotive Service Technician (Apprentice)||38,682.00|
|Automotive Service Technician (Collision)||60,088.00|
|Body Repair Technician & Apprentice||73,934.00|
|Customer Service Representative||49,769.00|
|Oil & Lube Technician||32,673.00|
|Paint Technician & Apprentice||75,381.00|
|Parts Counter Person - Jobber||41,481.00|
|Service Advisor/Inside Sales||50,986.00|
|Store Manager - Wholesale Outlet||68,829.00|
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