Job prospects Autobody Repairer in Nova Scotia

Job opportunities for Motor vehicle body repairers (NOC 7322) are fair in Nova Scotia over the next 3 years. This job outlook is also applicable to people working as an autobody repairer.

Note that the current 2019-2021 employment prospects were published in December 2019 based on information available at that time. We are working to update this information as soon as possible. In the meantime, visit the Canadian Online Job Posting Dashboard to find the latest data on the demand and work requirements for this occupation. You can also read our newly updated sectoral profiles to learn about recent developments for key economic sectors in your region.

Job opportunities in Nova Scotia

autobody repairer
Outlook over the next 3 years
Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Motor vehicle body repairers (NOC 7322) in Nova Scotia for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment decline will lead to the loss of several 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.

Here are some key facts about Motor vehicle body repairers in the Nova Scotia region:

  • Approximately 600 people work in this occupation.
  • Motor vehicle body repairers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Repair and maintenance (NAICS 811): 75%
    • Other retail stores (NAICS 44-45, except 445): 11%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: 95% compared to 80% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: 5% compared to 20% for all occupations
  • 80% of motor vehicle body repairers work all year, while 20% work only part of the year, compared to 62% and 38% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 30 weeks compared to 30 weeks for all occupations.
  • 16% of motor vehicle body repairers are self-employed compared to an average of 9% for all occupations.
  • Breakdown by region

    Explore job prospects in Nova Scotia by economic region.

    Location Job prospects
    Annapolis Valley Region Fair Fair
    Cape Breton Region Fair Fair
    Halifax Region Fair Fair
    North Shore Region Fair Fair
    Southern Region Fair Fair
    Legend: The job opportunities can be: Undetermined Limited Fair Good

    Source Labour Market Information | Outlook Methodology

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    Job prospects elsewhere in Canada

    We expect that the labour supply and demand for Motor vehicle body repairers (NOC 7322) will be balanced in Canada over the next 10 years.

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