Motor Vehicle Body Repairers – NOC 7322 SDG


Number of People Who Work in this Industry


Median Income of People Working in this Occupation


Chance this Occupation Will Be Impacted by Technology in the Next Decade


Participation Rate
Percentage of the number of people currently working in the occupation as compared to the total number of people within the occupation as of the week of
May 1 to May 7 2016


Unemployment Rate
Percentage of people looking for work as compared to the total number of people in the occupation as of the week of May 1 to May 7, 2016, when the unemployment rate was 7.8% in SDG and 5.3% in PR.


of People Working in this Occupation

58.8% of the workforce has an apprenticeship or trade certificate.

17.6% of the workforce does not have a secondary school diploma.

Age of the Workforce

in this Occupation

30.0% of the workforce is age 45 to 64.

Sectors that Employ this Occupation

100% of motor vehicle body repairers work in the Household and Personal Services sector.

Employment Outlook

The employment outlook in our region for 2017-2019 is fair. 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.

Projected growth rate in Ontario: Less than or equal to 0%

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What Else Do I Need to Know?

  • Other Services – Repair and Maintenance is a sector primarily made up of small businesses. Over 83% employ four or less people.
  • Employment Outlook for Motor Vehicle Body Repairers in the Ottawa Economic Region is fair. Demand for these workers is driven by the number of motor vehicles in operation and collisions requiring repairs. Despite overall improved motor vehicle sales in Ontario, employment growth in this occupation has been limited. Provincial employment levels have shown a negative trend over the past decade. Technological advancements in auto-body materials and repair have increased worker productivity, reducing the demand for skilled workers in this occupation. In addition, new motor vehicle features such as automatic breaking and automatic parking may have contributed to declining collision rates, further decreasing demand for these workers.
  • Higher skilled technicians (e.g. the ability to work with aluminum) may experience more employment opportunities as the auto industry continues to evolve and require these workers.
  • For more information directly from local employers about this occupation, click on Transportation & Warehousing Services Sector and/or Wholesale & Retail Trade Services Sector