Job prospects Automotive Service Technician - Steering, Suspension And Brakes near Vancouver (BC)

Explore current and future job prospects for Automotive service technicians, truck and bus mechanics and mechanical repairers near Vancouver (BC). These trends also apply to people working as an automotive service technician - steering, suspension and brakes.

Note that these employment prospects were published in December 2019 based on information available at that time. You can read our new special report to learn about the impact of COVID-19 on some occupations in your province or territory. You can also visit the Canadian Online Job Posting Dashboard to find the latest data on the demand and work requirements for this occupation.

Recent trends

Balanced labour market

The prospect of finding work in this occupation was fair over the past few years (2016-2018). The number of job openings was about the same as the number of workers available.

Source Labour Market Information | Recent Trends Methodology

Job prospects

automotive service technician - steering, suspension and brakes
Prospects over the next 3 years
Fair Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Automotive service technicians, truck and bus mechanics and mechanical repairers (NOC 7321) in the Lower Mainland - Southwest region for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to a moderate number of new positions.
  • Not many positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Here are some key facts about Automotive service technicians, truck and bus mechanics and mechanical repairers in the Lower Mainland - Southwest region:

  • Approximately 8,930 people work in this occupation.
  • Automotive service technicians, truck and bus mechanics and mechanical repairers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Other services (except public administration) (NAICS 81): 52%
    • Retail Trade (NAICS 44-45): 21%
    • Transportation and warehousing (NAICS 48-49): 12%
  • Source Labour Market Information | Prospects Methodology

    You can also look at this data on a map. Go to LMI Explore

    Job prospects elsewhere in Canada

    Explore current and future job prospects elsewhere in Canada.

    Learn more

Labour Market Information Survey
Date modified: