Truck and Transport Mechanic

Truck & Transport Mechanic (Commercial Transport Vehicle Mechanic) Apprenticeship Program

Commercial Transport Vehicle Mechanics diagnose, repair and service highway buses and trucks. They work for commercial transport vehicle dealers, garages and service stations. A Commercial Transport Vehicle Mechanic is designated as a Truck and Transport Mechanic 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.

The Commercial Transport Vehicle Mechanic apprenticeship program is a four year term with four periods of technical training. Apprentices in this trade will attend the new Heavy Mechanical Trades (HMT) training model.

HMT Level 1 is 10 weeks in length
HMT Level 2 is 8 weeks in length
HMT Level 3 is 6 weeks in length
Level 4 is 4 weeks in length (specialty for Truck and Transport Mechanic)

For more information on the Heavy Mechanical Trades training model visit this link Heavy Mechanical Trades.

Visit the following to view our schedule and apply on- line Training Schedule or contact the Apprenticeship office at 1-800-621-3038.

Employment Opportunities

The Truck and Transport Mechanic apprentice will write the Red Seal Examination on the last day of the level 4 technical training.  Successful completion grants the apprentice with the Certificate of Qualification as a Red Seal Truck and Transport Mechanic. The Red Seal Endorsement is recognized across Canada.

Red Seal certified workers can work anywhere in Canada where their trade is designated. Labour mobility is essential for the Canadian workforce. For skilled tradespeople, the Red Seal is the recognized passport to mobility in trades across Canada.  

Program Fees

  • For tuition information visit Apprenticeship Tuition Fees.
  • Students must supply approved safety boots and coveralls.
  • Income support for apprentices attending technician-training courses is provided by Human Resources Development Canada (HRDC) through regular employment insurance eligibility.
  • For financial and other useful documents visit Important Documents

Contact Information 

Visit the following site to view the schedule and apply on-line OC Apprenticeship Programs

Apprenticeship Office
(250) 762-5445 Local 4687 or 1-800-621-3038