Job prospects Automotive Service Technician - Steering, Suspension And Brakes near Terrebonne (QC)

National Occupational Classification update

We have updated this page to reflect the transition to the 2021 version of the National Occupational Classification (NOC). This means that the occupation "automotive service technician - steering, suspension and brakes" was moved from the group Automotive service technicians, truck and bus mechanics and mechanical repairers (NOC 7321) to the group Automotive service technicians, truck and bus mechanics and mechanical repairers (NOC 72410).

Explore current and future job prospects for people working as "Automotive service technicians, truck and bus mechanics and mechanical repairers" near Terrebonne (QC) or Canada.

Current and future job prospects

Note that these outlooks are based on the 2016 version of the NOC. Learn more about our methodology.

Recent trends from the past 3 years

The prospect of finding work in this occupation was good over the past few years (2019-2021). There were more job openings than workers available to fill them.

Source Labour Market Information | Recent Trends Assessment Methodology

Job outlook over the next 3 years

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

The employment outlook will be moderate for Automotive service technicians, truck and bus mechanics and mechanical repairers (NOC 7321) in the Lanaudière region for the 2022-2024 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to a moderate number of new positions.
  • A moderate number of positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a moderate number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.
  • Employment in this occupation is influenced by several factors.
  • On the one hand, the number of vehicles on the road is steadily increasing, driving demand. However, the popularity of telework may slow this growth.
  • Although electric vehicles require less maintenance, they are not yet widespread and should not really influence needs for this occupation.
  • Rising prices and interest rates, as well as the limited availability of certain models, will also drive demand for used cars that require more maintenance and repairs.
  • On the other hand, the number of accidents is decreasing and more vehicles are declared a "total loss," which will limit the positive impacts of the previous factors.

While it will be moderate elsewhere, the employment outlook for this occupation will be good in the following region:

  • Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean, due to stronger job growth, a lower proportion of unemployed and a higher proportion of retirements

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

  • Approximately 2,670 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): 46%
    • Retail Trade (NAICS 44-45): 24%
    • Transportation and warehousing (NAICS 48-49): 19%

Source Labour Market Information | Prospects Methodology

Labour market conditions over the next 10 years

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