Automotive Technology

Automotive Technology

Career Information

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.

Manitoba trends:

Finally, you can look at predictions about trends over a longer period of time:

Canada-wide trends:

Specific labour market information for Auto Mechanics in Manitoba:

Additional Information

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.

Find Your New Career

If you're not sure how to take that next step, our Career Services team can help you connect your interests with the right courses to launch a new career. Find salary potential and career pathways for hundreds of careers in Manitoba.

Career Services 1

Student Services

Several services are offered to assist students in fulfilling their goals at the Institute. Child care, tutor programs, and much more.