Job requirements Leisure Vehicle Technician (except Recreational Vehicles) near Vancouver (BC)

Find out what you typically need to work as a leisure vehicle technician (except recreational vehicles) near Vancouver (BC). These requirements are applicable to all Motorcycle, all-terrain vehicle and other related mechanics (NOC 7334).

Employment requirements

This is what you typically need for the job.

  • Completion of secondary school is usually required.
  • For motorcycle mechanics, completion of a three- to four-year apprenticeship program or A combination of over three years of work experience in the trade and some high school or college courses in motorcycle repair is usually required to be eligible for trade certification.
  • Motorcycle mechanic trade certification is compulsory in Ontario and Alberta and available, but voluntary, in Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick and British Columbia.
  • Other mechanics in this unit group may require several years of on-the-job training.
  • Red Seal endorsement is also available to qualified motorcycle mechanics upon successful completion of the interprovincial Red Seal examination.

Professional certification and licensing

You might need to get a professional licence from a regulatory authority before you can start working. Licensing can be compulsory or voluntary, depending on the occupation.

  • If the licence is compulsory, you must be certified before you can practise the occupation and use the professional designation.
  • If the licence is voluntary, you don’t need to be certified to practise this occupation.
Find out if your occupation is regulated and contact the regulatory authority to learn about the certification process.

Table listing provincial regulation requirements
Location Job title Regulation Regulatory body
Canada
British Columbia Motorcycle Mechanic (motorcycle And Power Equipment Technician) Regulated (voluntary) Industry Training Authority British Columbia

Do you want to work in another province or territory?

If you are already certified to work in a regulated occupation in your province or territory, it will be easier for you to have your certification recognized in another province or territory. See the Workers Mobility's website to learn more.

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