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Autobody Repair at a Glance

Average salary
Employed in Alberta
New positions projected each year
Required apprenticeship hours

Autobody Repair

Auto Body repair replaces and finishes damaged motor vehicle structures and body parts.

Individuals who are creative, technical, hands-on, and keen to engage with customers will enjoy a career in the Auto Body trade. In Alberta, the Auto Body trade is split into four areas: Prepper, Refinisher, Repairer and Technician. Depending on the path you choose you may work on a variety of projects such as damage appraisals, surface preparation, priming and top coating, damage repairs, body sheet metal work or alignment. Auto Body Technicians are trained to work in all aspects of the Auto Body trade, typically specializing in a specific skill such as damage appraisals or refinishing.

Upon completion of a post-secondary program, you will be awarded journeyperson status by Alberta’s Apprenticeship and Industry Training. Auto Body Technicians and Auto Body Refinishers are Red Seal Endorsed trades, allowing you to work anywhere across Canada.

Potential Careers

  • Autobody Repairer
  • Autobody Prepper
  • Autobody Refinisher

It feels like I’m improving in a realistic setting when I work with an actual vehicle.

Ben Senyk, Team Alberta, Autobody Repair