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Tire, Wheel and Rim Mechanic
2 to 3 years
Red Seal

Tire, wheel and rim mechanics assess, fix, or replace damaged vehicle parts so that their customers can drive around safely. They must be skilled at listening to their customers, hoisting and suspending vehicles using jacks, testing tire pressure and rims, removing and replacing hardware like wheel nuts, and conducting final inspections to make sure vehicles comply with safety standards.

Certification Requirements
  • The Tire, Wheel and Rim Mechanic apprenticeship consists of 3,700 hours of on-the-job training.
  • Apprentices must also complete 10 weeks (300 hours) of in-class technical training.
  • Once you have successfully completed the apprenticeship requirements, you receive a Certificate of Apprenticeship and are certified as a journeyperson in the trade.
  • A person with at least 4,000 hours of related work experience is eligible to apply for a Trade Equivalency Assessment (TEA) and, if successful, becomes certified as a journeyperson in this trade.

Educational Prerequisites
Grade 12 or equivalent.

In-Class Training
Please contact your local apprenticeship office for information on the availability of technical training for this program.