The automotive aftermarket is that part of the automotive industry concerned with the manufacture, remanufacture, distribution, wholesaling, and retailing of all vehicle replacement parts, accessories, tools, equipment, accessories, chemicals and services, except those products that are used as original equipment to manufacture new vehicles.
The automotive aftermarket offers career opportunities in a number of fields from the skilled trades to management positions. If cars are your passion, no matter what you skill set, the automotive aftermarket industry in Canada has a career to offer you.
AIA Canada has recently developed a series of Careers in the Automotive Aftermarket Industry videos - check them out below. You can also check out other career resources in the industry.
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The Council for Automotive Human Resources has recently launched an online workplace development tool called the Career Roadmap Tool. The tool allows workers to assess their skill levels, identify training options and plan new career paths while allowing employers to advance career development. It’s free for a limited time only. Click here for more information on the Career Roadmap Tool. For more information on the Council, visit http://www.cahr-crha.ca/.
Careers in Trades The Skilled Trades offer a career you can build on. A career in the skilled trades gives you Respect - Opportunity - Good Pay and more. To find out about the great opportunities a career in the skilled trades can offer visit www.careersintrades.ca.
Need a Co-op Student?
Canadian Automotive Institute (CAI) students have industry-specific education, and the passion to go along with it!
Interested in hiring a co-op and/or graduate student full-time or even just for the summer? The Canadian Automotive Institute (CAI) can help!
English and French Business Administration, Automotive Marketing (diploma) and the Bachelor of Applied Business in Automotive Management students are available.
Futures 2000: An excellent source of information regarding higher-level automotive-related occupations.
OYAP: Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program: Opens apprenticeship doors for youth (16 years +) who are entering grade 11; the program allows them to work towards a career as a registered apprentice, and eventually a certified skilled worker or journeyperson, all while completing their Ontario Secondary School Diploma.
Skills Connect: Auto Service Sector: This Government of Ontario website shows how Ontario is a leader in the automotive industry, and in 1997 manufactured more light trucks than any other jurisdiction in North America. The sector is undergoing exciting change as consumers demand vehicles that not only provide improved performance and value, but are also more environment friendly.