Motorcycle Technician is the official Red Seal trade name as of May 27, 2020. The previous Red Seal name for this trade was Motorcycle Mechanic.
Motorcycle technicians work on motorcycles and other units such as motor scooters and all-terrain units. They inspect, clean, test, assemble, diagnose, maintain and repair engines, transmissions, drive systems, steering assemblies, braking systems, chassis, suspension, electrical systems, vehicle management systems, fuel systems and exhaust systems.
Designation Year: 1992
Designated Red Seal in: NL, NS, PE, NB, ON, AB, BC
Trade title: Motorcycle Technician (NL, NS, ON, BC)
Other titles used in provinces/territories: Motorcycle Mechanic (PE, NB, AB)
This is the complete description of the activities of the Motorcycle Technician trade. New exams that are based on the new standard are being implemented. Check with your provincial/territorial apprenticeship authority to see if it has been implemented there.
This National Standard is being used as the basis for the current Red Seal exams. While some provinces and territories are still using this standard, others have already replaced it or are working towards replacing it with the new RSOS. Check with your provincial/territorial apprenticeship authority to see if it has been implemented there.
Please refer to the Essential Skills section of the trade’s Occupational Standard that describes the essential skills needed to succeed in this trade.
Find job market information such as wages, outlooks, education and skills needed at Explore Careers on the Job Bank website.
Try the sample Motorcycle Technician examination questions to prepare for your Red Seal examination.
Consult the Red Seal Exam Breakdown to see how many exam questions are on each exam section.
Consult the Ellis Chart for a full breakdown of apprenticeship data from across Canada for the trade of Motorcycle Technician.