Welcome to the Youth & Parent Career Centre!

Nova Scotia automotive service and repair employers invest in youth everyday. They offer company tours, job shadowing, school presentations and host co-op students. Our employers welcome the opportunity to meet youth, parents and career practitioners, to share the 45 exciting and challenging careers in the industry.

45 Automotive Careers to Choose From!

If you love tinkering, working with your hands and solving problems, the Automotive Service and Collision Repair Technician may be the career for you, and the highest in demand!

The industry offers over 45 professional career choices from automotive service/collision technician, client services to management! Click here to discover up to date facts about  Nova Scotian careers.

You can also review the 45 career choices by downloading the Steer Your Way Career brochure.

What the Automotive Industry can offer you!

  • Good pay for work you enjoy.
  • Challenging and interesting work.
  • A wide range of technical and non-technical careers and;
  • The choice of working for a small business, a multinational corporation, or setting up your own business.

Career Exploration

Youth can explore a variety of exciting automotive careers in many ways. Encourage them to consider:

Ask your Career Counsellor or Coop and O2 teachers for more details!

Youth Apprenticeship

The Nova Scotia Youth Apprenticeship program is a new education initiative designed to help youth explore real careers and relate their education to work.

Students can ‘try-out’ entry level jobs in the automotive service and repair industry during High School.

The Youth Apprenticeship program is a positive way for employers to meet local youth, a potential employee, and provide a real workplace education experience.

To find out more, connect to www.WorkItns.ca

Meet Automotive Employers in your Community!

We encourage to you meet local automotive business employers, and decide if you prefer to work in a small family business, medium size franchise or large dealership. Ask for a company tour today!

Not quite sure what to ask an employer? Download our suggested list of Questions to Ask Employers.

Post-Secondary Automotive Programs

The Nova Scotia Community College offers two pre-apprentice programs, namely Automotive Service Repair and Collision Repair and Refinishing.

NSCC students graduate with a strong foundation in automotive, communication and safety training. They are ready for employment. Upon accepting a job offer in the technical field, he/she will register as an apprentice and complete the four year Certification program.

Refer here, to the  Automotive Training Pathway Chart  for more details on automotive technical training and certification.

Entry Level Automotive Jobs

  • Auto lot attendent
  • Auto parts driver
  • Windshield repairer and installer
  • Tire installer
  • Lube specialist
  • Auto detailer
  • Parts dismantler …and more!

Government of Canada’s Apprentice Incentive Grant

Service Canada offers an Apprentice Incentive Grant to persons who choose an apprenticable occupation. Visit the Apprentice Success Centre for more details.

Career Counsellor Resources

Find a wealth of automotive career materials at your fingertips here!

Careers Nova Scotia

It is never too soon to start thinking about your future career … and never too late to make a change if you are looking for something new. On this site you will find information and resources to help you figure out which career would be best for you, and how to get there once you have made up your mind.

Automotive Industry Scholarships

The Automotive industry offers a number of education scholarships for automotive students.

Description Application
NS Annapolis Valley Apprentice Bursary Call 1-877-860-3805
A.T.A. Scholarship www.ataatlantic.ca/annual_scholarship.html
Automotive Industry Scholarships www.aiacanada.com/scholarships.cfm

Website Links

In this section you will find a website links to Career Awareness, Post-secondary, industry associations, labour market information and Apprenticeship.