Automotive Service Technicians

Tradespeople in this group of occupations work to maintain and repair cars and light trucks. They test, diagnose and fix different systems on vehicles, such as brakes, drive train, or electrical systems, for example. Workers in this group may specialize in areas such as engine/fuel systems, brakes, steering, alignment, air conditioning, cooling/heating systems, transmission systems or diagnostic services.


  • High school diploma.
  • Completion of an apprenticeship.

Future Prospects:

Employment prospects for these occupations are moderate over the next ten years. Employment is expected to peak in the next five years, and fall slightly over the long term.

Job Prospects

Current Workforce:

Approximately 0.0% of workers in this occupational group are women. About 44.1% of employees working in these occupations live in Yellowknife, 37.6% live in the regional centres of Inuvik, Hay River and Fort Smith and 17.6% live in other communities. About 41.8% are employed in the Retail Trade industry and 17.6% in the Other Services (except Public Administration) sector.