Compensation by complexity level according to selected breakdowns in Québec in 2016 – Motor vehicle mechanic (509)

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Sector Weekly regular work hours Pay scales Annual salary Hourly salary Total compensation1

Minimum Normal Maximum



h $ $/h

All of Québec
Level 1 40,0 ... ... 48 048 23,02 32,67
Level 2 39,3 ... ... 59 632 29,09 44,27
Level 3 39,0 ... ... 67 961 33,60 50,93
Public sector2
Level 1 39,7 ... ... 61 954 29,82 46,59
Level 2 38,8 ... ... 62 716 31,02 50,39
Level 3 38,0 ... ... 72 959 36,92 60,90
Private sector
Level 1 40,1 ... ... 42 786 20,45 27,75
Level 2 39,9 ... ... 56 359 27,05 38,26
Level 3 x ... ... x x x
Private sector, unionized
Level 1 40,2 ... ... 43 579 20,77 27,59
Level 2 40,2 ... ... 65 788 31,35 47,31
Level 3 x ... ... x x x
Private sector, non-unionized
Level 1 40,0 ... ... 42 079 20,16 27,89
Level 2 39,9 ... ... 53 308 25,65 35,38
Level 3 x ... ... x x x
Private sector, 200–499 employees
Level 1 x ... ... x x x
Level 2 40,1 ... ... 49 511 23,72 32,01
Level 3 x ... ... x x x
Private sector, 500 and more employees
Level 1 40,1 ... ... 42 475 20,30 27,43
Level 2 39,9 ... ... 58 217 27,95 40,03
Level 3 40,4 ... ... 62 865 29,88 40,48
Manufacturing
Level 1 x ... ... x x x
Level 2 40,1 ... ... 56 448 27,02 39,85
Level 3 x ... ... x x x
  

... Labourers are mostly paid according to a set rate.
1. For more information about the equation, see the chapter called "La méthodologie" in the report Rémunération des salariés. État et évolution comparés, 2016.
2. Comprises the Québec government (Québec civil service and the public education, health and social service networks) and the "other public" sector (municipal government [25 000 or more inhabitants], public enterprises of the three levels of government, universities and federal government employees in Québec)
  
Source: Québec survey on total compensation. 2016 Data collection.
 
February 27, 2017
     

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Summary of responsibilities

The Motor vehicle mechanic performs various mechanical, electrical and electronic repair, inspection and maintenance tasks on motor vehicles, machinery and heavy equipment powered by gasoline or diesel-fuelled internal-combustion engines, and on auxiliary units.

Main duties: identifies and diagnoses operational malfunctions and performs the necessary adjustments, tune-ups and repairs; partially or totally disassembles vehicles and machinery, removes worn or damaged parts, makes the necessary repairs and reassembles them; performs preventive maintenance and periodic service check-ups on vehicles.

Education requirement

Diploma of Vocational Studies (DEP) with a specialization in automobile or heavy equipment mechanics, or the equivalent recognized by the appropriate authority

Condition of employment

Must have or be in the process to obtain a trade certification, except in establishments where the mechanics services are not provided to the public or to other enterprises

Minimum experience generally required by level of complexity

  • Level 1: None
  • Level 2: 4 years
  • Level 3: 8 years

Examples of job titles

  • Heavy-diesel mechanic
  • Heavy-equipment mechanic
  • Carbus and truck mechanic
  • Transmission mechanic
  • Chief mechanic

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To be included in this job

  • Apprentice

To be excluded from this job

  • Garage assistant and mechanics helper (NOC 7612)
  • Motor vehicle body repairer (NOC 7322)
  • Automotive mechanical installers and servicers (NOC 7535) and industrial mechanics (ERG 510)