Truck and Transport


Truck and Transport Mechanics are systematic fixers who keep the many commercial transport trucks we see on our highways running safely and smoothly.  

As a Truck and Transport Mechanic, you’ll be immersed in your work—testing, fixing and maintaining highway trucks and buses.  

You’ll diagnose large vehicles to identify issues and flag areas for repair. You’ll work either indoors in a busy shop or outdoors in a range of environments. It's a career with time-sensitive work, as you ensure the safe operation of these vehicles. 

What You'll Learn

  • How to inspect, diagnose and service highway buses and trucks 
  • How to repair vehicle systems related to fuel, brakes, steering and suspension, transmission, emission control and exhaust, and cooling and climate control 
  • How to use computerized diagnostic equipment to test vehicle performance 
  • How to perform preventative maintenance, including oil changes and tune-ups 

Key Job Skills

  • Troubleshooting and monitoring 
  • Cutting and welding equipment use 
  • Hydraulic, power and air brakes servicing 
  • Frames, steering and suspension diagnostics  
  • Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning repair 

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 28 weeks over 4 years
Work-Based Training
6360 HOURS
Salary Range Hourly
$20.00 — $40.08

Program Updates

Harmonized (2024) Program Information

and resources

In effect starting April 1, 2024

Exam Information


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




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  • November 2022: Updated Interprovincial Red Seal exams will be implemented on November 18, 2022. The exams are aligned to the 2015 National Occupational Analysis. For more details please see the program update.


Challenge the


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.


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.