Job prospects Autobody Repairer in Prince Edward Island

Job opportunities for Motor vehicle body repairers (NOC 7322) are good in Prince Edward Island 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 Prince Edward Island

autobody repairer
Outlook over the next 3 years

The employment outlook will be good for Motor vehicle body repairers (NOC 7322) in Prince Edward Island for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to a few 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.

There has been a move towards replacing damaged vehicles instead of repairing them, often due to cost factors or non-repairable structural damage. This could lead to less repair work and reduce the demand for these skilled workers. In addition, recent technological advancements in auto-body materials and repair have also increased worker productivity which could reduce the demand for workers in this occupation.

Trade certification is required for motor vehicle body repairers in some provinces, but is voluntary in P.E.I. Workers can complete an apprenticeship program or will need to have sufficient education and experience. Those with formal training in this field may have better job prospects. In addition, repairers that are familiar with new automotive technologies and materials such as aluminum may see more employment opportunities.

Here are some key facts about Motor vehicle body repairers in the Prince Edward Island region:

  • Approximately 100 people worked in this occupation in May 2015.
  • Motor vehicle body repairers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Other services (except public administration) (NAICS 81): 74%
    • Other transportation and warehousing (NAICS 482, 483, 486, 487, 493): 8%
    • Wholesale trade (NAICS 41): 7%
    • Other retail stores (NAICS 44-45, except 445): 5%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: more than 95% compared to 83% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: less than 5% compared to 17% for all occupations
  • 90% of motor vehicle body repairers work all year, while 10% work only part of the year, compared to 58% and 42% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 23 weeks compared to 27 weeks for all occupations.
  • 24% of motor vehicle body repairers are self-employed compared to an average of 11% for all occupations.
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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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