Automotive Service Technician

Automotive service technicians perform preventative maintenance, diagnose problems and repair the vehicle systems of cars and light trucks. This includes engine, vehicle management, hybrid, steering, braking, drive train, suspension, electrical, and heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems. They also work on restraints, trim and accessories.

NOC: 7321

Designation Year: 1959

Designated Red Seal in: AB, BC, MB, NB, NL, NS, NT, NU, ON, PE, SK, YT
Trade title: Automotive Service Technician, in AB, BC, MB, NB, NL, NS, NT, NU, ON, PE, SK, YT
Other titles used in provinces/territories: N/A

Red Seal Occupational Standard (RSOS)

View the most recent standard. This is the complete description of the activities of the Automotive Service Technician trade. New exams are currently under development.

Occupational Standard for current exams

View the National Standard that is being used as the basis for the current Red Seal exams. New exams that are based on the new standard are currently under development.

Essential Skills

Discover the essential skills automotive service technicians need to succeed in their trade.

Job Market Reports

Find regional information about jobs, average wages, and other news at Explore Careers by Occupation: Automotive Service Technician.

Study for the Red Seal Examination

Learn what you need to do to Get Ready for your Red Seal Exam.

Sample Questions

Try the sample Automotive Service Technician examination questions to prepare for your Red Seal examination.

Exam Counselling Sheet

Consult the Automotive Service Technician Exam Counselling Sheet for a breakdown of the Red Seal examination.

Ellis Chart

Consult the Ellis Chart for a full breakdown of apprenticeship data from across Canada for the trade of Automotive Service Technician.

Interprovincial Program Guide

View information that guides the technical training for this trade in the Automotive Service Technician Interprovincial Program Guide.

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