Job prospects Automotive Service Technician - Steering, Suspension And Brakes near Corner Brook (NL)

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

Note that the current 2019-2021 Employment Outlook was published in December 2019 based on information available at that time.

Recent trends

Undetermined

We were not able to determine labour market conditions in this region over the past few years because of low employment levels in this occupational group.

Source Labour Market Information | Recent Trends Methodology

Job prospects

automotive service technician - steering, suspension and brakes
Outlook 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 West Coast - Northern Peninsula - Labrador region for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment is expected to remain relatively stable.
  • Several positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are several unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Employment prospects for automotive service technicians are closely linked to the level of auto and retail industry activity. Significant use of trucks for goods transport and the importance of truck maintenance to meet provincial safety standards are also helping to support demand for truck mechanics.

Innovation in vehicle technology is increasing the complexity of this trade with the introduction of hybrid and electric cars. Workers who are able to keep their skills up-to-date and acquire knowledge of electronic and computer-regulated motor vehicle systems, such as computer diagnostic testing, will have better job prospects. Certified technicians may fare better in the job market. Some repair shops have extended work hours in the evening and weekends to meet the needs of their clientele. In addition, overtime work and on-call hours are also sometimes required. Workers are frequently required to supply their own tools and are normally required to have a valid driver's license.

Here are some key facts about Automotive service technicians, truck and bus mechanics and mechanical repairers in the West Coast - Northern Peninsula - Labrador region:

  • Approximately 420 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): 48%
    • Retail Trade (NAICS 44-45): 24%
    • Transportation and warehousing (NAICS 48-49): 6%
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