Oil and solid fuel heating mechanics install and maintain oil, coal, and wood heating systems in residential/commercial buildings.
A. Electric appliance servicers and repairers service and repair domestic appliances.
B. Electrical mechanics maintain, test, and repair electric motors, transformers, switchgears, and other electrical apparatus. They may specialize in particular functions or products.
C. Motorcycle and other related mechanics test, repair, and service motorcycles, snowmobiles, forklifts, and similar vehicles.
D. Other small-engine and equipment mechanics test, repair, and service small gasoline- and diesel-powered equipment such as outboard motors/lawn mowers.
1. Other services (except public administration) - 30.0%
2. Retail trade - 18.0%
3. Wholesale trade - 10.0%
4. Construction - 10.0%
5. Electrical equipment appliance and component manufacturing - 4.0%
6. Real estate and rental and leasing - 3.0%
7. Arts entertainment and recreation - 3.0%
1. In general, you usually need a high school diploma.
2. To gain trade certification as an oil and solid fuel heating, electrical, motorcycle, small-engine and equipment mechanic or repairer, you usually need a three- to four-year apprenticeship or a combination of experience and college or other courses.
3. You may need trade certification in the province/territory where you'll work.
4. Most mechanics may also obtain interprovincial (Red Seal) trade certification, which provides job mobility throughout the country.
5. To be a small appliance repairer or other small-engine and equipment mechanic, you usually need on-the-job training and college or other courses.
6. Most recent entrants have a trade/vocational certificate, and almost 2 in 5 have a community college diploma.
3. Industrial Arts (Electricity)
The average hourly wages for Other Mechanics is $16.76/HR, which is close to the average for occupations in the trades, transport and equipment operators sector and below average for all technical, professional, and skilled occupations. These wages grew at a below-average rate from 2002 to 2004.