A Red Seal Trade

Formerly known as “collision repair technician” but renamed in conjunction with the Canadian Red Seal harmonization initiative, motor vehicle body repairers repair, adjust and replace sheet metal and parts of automobiles and trucks. They are responsible for performing a wide variety of repairs to collision damaged automobiles with complexity and severity increasing as skills and experience increase. They review, assess and estimate automotive damage in addition to assisting with the prep department. A Collision Repair Technician is knowledgeable in the field of auto body repair and possesses the necessary skills to perform related repairs and custom refinishing according to the manufacturer’s specifications.


  • Able-bodied
  • Comfortable working with machinery
  • Good with my hands
  • Interested in mentoring others
  • Resourceful
  • Visually perceptive

Personality Traits

  • Content working independently
  • Eager to learn
  • Focused with good attention to detail
  • Mechanically inclined

Annual Salary Range

Low $35,000
Median $65,000
High $100,000

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