Motorcycle 

Technician

Motorcycle Technicians are analytical and hands-on fixers who love working on motorcycles and other small vehicles, keeping them running smoothly and safely. 

As a Motorcycle Technician, you’ll work on motorcycles and other small vehicles such as scooters and all-terrain vehicles.  

Every day, you’ll inspect, diagnose, repair and maintain engines, transmissions and other systems. Your work will take place mostly on a busy shop floor with other Technicians, as you use your expert knowledge to manage a broad range of tasks.  

What You'll Learn

  • How to inspect and test engines and other mechanical components 
  • How to repair and replace engines, drive trains, suspension and electrical systems 
  • How to adjust and test repaired systems 
  • How to perform preventative maintenance 
  • How to customize and rebuild 

Key Job Skills

  • Bearing design, construction and service 
  • Wheels, tires and suspension installation and maintenance 
  • Brake, electronic and exhaust systems 
  • Gasket and seal construction and service 
  • Starting, charging, engine, transmission and hydraulic systems 

Technical Training

To get certified, you will need to sign up for technical training at an approved training provider in addition to on-the-job training. 

Visit Trades Training BC and EducationPlannerBC for a comprehensive list of what programs are available in your trade at public and non-public schools. 

Technical Training 20 weeks over 4 years
Work-Based Training
5800 HOURS
Salary Range Hourly
$22.00 — $40.00

Program Updates

 

The Motorcycle Technician Program Has Changed

  • Level 1 - Harmonized*

  • Level 2 - Harmonized*

  • Level 3 - Current**

  • Level 4 - Current**

*Harmonized = Program stream with re-aligned content beginning in April 2022

**Current = Program stream for apprentices who've completed level 1 training before April 2022

Harmonized Program

Information & Resources

Exam Information

and Resources

Find exam-related information and resources under each menu item below.

Updates:

Information:

Updates:

  • To be implemented.

Information:

Updates:

  • February 2022: OPSN 2022 004 Removal of the Level 4 Standard Level Exam (SLE) from the Harmonized program. 

Information:

Updates:

  • August 2023: Program Update (IP Exams aligned to 2020 Red Seal Occupational Standards (RSOS)).  The Comparative Analysis details changes between the 2012 National Occupational Analysis (NOA) and 2020 RSOS.

Information:

Program Information

Information for the Current (pre-harmonized) program (Motorcycle and Power Equipment Technician).

Challenge the

Trade

If you have significant work experience in a trade but have never been certified in Canada, you may apply to challenge the certification. Learn more about How to Challenge a Skilled Trade.

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. Please refer to the application form on whether this trade qualifies.