Auto Body and Collision Technician

Auto Body and Collision Technician is the official Red Seal trade name as of October 23, 2018. The previous Red Seal name for this trade was Motor Vehicle Body Repairer (Metal and Paint).

Auto body and collision technicians repair and restore damaged motor vehicles. They assess body damage and make repair estimates. They restore a vehicle’s interior components, electronic components and passenger restraint systems such as seat belts and air bags. They may also align and replace suspension and steering components.

NOC: 7322

Designation Year: 1964

Designated Red Seal in: AB, BC, MB, NB, NL, NS, NT, NU, ON, PE, SK, YT
Trade title: Auto Body and Collision Technician, in NL, NS
Other titles used in provinces/territories: Auto Body and Collision Damage Repairer (ON), Auto Body Technician (AB, NT), Automotive Collision Repair Technician (BC), Motor Vehicle Body Repairer (NU), Motor Vehicle Body Repairer (Metal and Paint) (MB, NB, PE, SK, YT)

Red Seal Occupational Standard (RSOS)

View the most recent standard. This is the complete description of the activities of the Auto Body and Collision Technician trade.

Motor Vehicle Body Repairer (Metal and Paint) National Occupational Analysis (PDF, 1.22 MB)

View the National Standard that is being used as the basis for the current Red Seal exams. New exams that are based on the new standard are currently under development.

Essential Skills

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Job Market Reports

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Sample Questions

Try the sample Auto Body and Collision Technician examination questions to prepare for your Red Seal examination.

Red Seal Exam Breakdown

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Ellis Chart

Consult the Ellis Chart for a full breakdown of apprenticeship data from across Canada for the trade of Auto Body and Collision Technician.