Truck and Transport Mechanic

Truck and Transport Mechanics diagnose, repair and service highway buses and trucks. They work for commercial transport vehicle dealers, garages and service stations. A Truck and Transport Mechanic is designated under the Inter-provincial Red Seal program. These mechanics work on the mechanical, electrical and electronic components of vehicles. This includes the fuel, brake, steering and suspension, transmission, emission control and exhaust, and cooling and climate control systems. Some mechanics specialize in one or more of these systems. Many commercial mechanics - particularly those in fleet maintenance and emergency repair - will work outside in all types of conditions. Other work is carried out within shops. Truck and Transport Mechanics are required to use computerized diagnostic equipment to do preventive maintenance and test vehicle performance. They also work on mechanical and electronic components and do scheduled maintenance, such as oil changes and tune-ups.

 


NEW MODEL EFFECTIVE 2014

PROGRAM INFORMATION
The documents below offer detailed information specific to this program.  Effective 2014
Program Profile Describes the requirements for apprentices and challengers to earn certification Download  (189 PDF KB)
Program Outline Guidelines for delivery of technical training at ITA Recognized Training Providers Download  (671 PDF KB)
Foundation Outline Guidelines for the delivery of pre-apprenticeship training at ITA Recognized Training Providers Download (551 PDF KB)
See below for additional information

 

Program Updates:

Those registering as apprentices or applying for challenge after September 1st, 2017 will be required to complete an increased number of work-based training hours (+380 for apprentices, +570 for challengers). This increase has come about as part of the Pan-Canadian Harmonization initiative.

For Standard Level Exam breakdowns, please see the Exam Weighting Chart specific to your level.

Program Information

The documents below offer detailed information specific to this program.

  • Program Profile
  • Describes the requirements for apprentices and challengers to earn certification
  • Download(PDF 148.4 KB)
  • Program Outline
  • Guidelines for delivery of technical training at ITA Recognized Training Providers
  • Download(PDF 672.79 KB)
  • Guidelines on Interprovincial (IP) Red Seal Examination
  • Information guide about how to study for the IP Exam including sample questions
  • Download(PDF 1.32 MB)
  • Interprovincial (IP) Exam Table
  • List of tasks that will be tested and number of questions on each task
  • Download(PDF 33.47 KB)

Challenge Certification/Recognize Prior Experience

If you have significant work experience in a trade but have never been certified in Canada, you may apply to challenge the certification.

OR

If you sponsor apprentices but have never been certified in Canada, you may request to supervise and sign-off apprentices when they are ready to be certified.

  • Instructions
  • How to Apply
  • Download(PDF 66.01 KB)
  • Application Form
  • Personal information and exams scheduling information (for challenge option)
  • Download(PDF 147.84 KB)
  • Employer Declaration
  • Document of relevant work experience
  • Download(PDF 51.72 KB)
  • Statutory Declaration
  • Attestation for self-employment/work experience when employer cannot be contacted
  • Download(PDF 64.41 KB)