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Québec is a predominantly French-speaking province in eastern Canada with 2 vibrant cities in its south, connected by the Chemin du Roy highway along the Saint Lawrence River. The metropolis Montréal is named after Mt. Royal, the triple-peaked hill at its heart. Dating to 1608, Québec City retains its old colonial core, Place Royale, and historic harbour, Vieux Port, now known for nightlife. Quebec represents the second largest economy and the second largest fleet in Canada.

A total of 6.09 million light vehicles were registered in Quebec in 2017, the second largest home for vehicles in Canada. The province of Quebec accounts for 23% of all light vehicles currently registered in the country. Unique to Quebec, the province has more passenger cars on the road compared to light trucks and usually has a young fleet. The average vehicle age in Quebec is 9.0, younger than the Canada mean of 9.7. Looking at the next five years, the fleet in the province is expected to grow at an annual rate of 2% and therefore will reach over 6.7 million vehicles by the end of 2022.

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Forecast: Total jobs over 5 years

Region 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Quebec 96,800 97,700 99,000 100,100 101,300 102,500

Full Time
in 2018


Part Time
in 2018


Aftermarket vs. General Population

Aftermarket Employment Rate in Quebec
in 2018


Employment Rate in Quebec
in 2018


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Category Salary
Automotive Service Technician 52,533.00
Automotive Service Technician (Apprentice) 36,063.00
Automotive Service Technician (Collision) 45,657.00
Body Repair Technician & Apprentice 60,352.00
Customer Service Representative 38,374.00
Detailing Technician 33,502.00
Driver 29,463.00
Estimator 48,962.00
Manager/Assistant Manager 63,360.00
Oil & Lube Technician 30,393.00
Paint Technician & Apprentice 60,264.00
Parts Counter Person - Jobber 41,477.00
Service Advisor/Inside Sales 55,889.00
Store Manager - Wholesale Outlet 55,928.00
Tire Technician 38,010.00

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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 5%
20-29 27%
30-39 25%
40-49 23%
50-59 16%
60+ 5%

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