Employment & Advancement
Automotive Mechanics start as apprentices, but once apprenticeship is obtained, graduates can gain positions as a red seal automotive mechanic, a foreperson or service adviser. For a technician with business skills, ownership of an automotive repair shop is a possibility. A career as a technician also serves as a good preparation for running a car dealership, auto parts store, or service station.
Below is a list of workplaces where you might find opportunities to gain apprenticeship hours and/or experience:
- Auto Technician
- Parts Person
- Automotive repair shops
- Specialty repair shops
- Service facilities
- Car and truck dealerships
- Large organizations that own fleets of vehicles
For Specific salary information for Manitoba, go to:
Are Employers Hiring?
It is good to get into the habit of checking the hiring demand fairly frequently. The need for workers is dependent on many things such as the international market in which conditions can change quickly. The most up-to-date information is usually specific job ads which can give you a sense of the current hiring need.
Specific jobs ads:
The next thing to research is the longer term trends by region.
Finally, you can look at predictions about trends over a longer period of time:
Specific labour market information for Auto Mechanics in Manitoba:
Manitoba Motor Dealers Association
Manitoba Association of Automobile Clubs
National Automotive Trades Association
View a complete list and description of the courses included in the program.