Motor Vehicle Body Repairer (Metal and Paint)(Entry)

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Duration: 32 weeks plus 2 week work term. Click here for specific start dates.
Faculty: Construction, Trades and Mining
Certification: Diploma of Vocational Education
Entrance Requirements: Please click here

Program Description

The Motor Vehicle Body Repairer (MVBR) (Entry) program is a 34 week entry level apprenticeship program that was developed by government and approved by the Provincial Apprenticeship and Certification Board. Motor vehicle body repairers repair and restore damaged motor vehicle body parts and interior finishing; repaint body surfaces; and repair and/or replace automotive glass. This unit group also includes metal repairers who repair defective automobile body parts and damage to the bodies of newly assembled cars.


Entry Level Courses

  • TS1510 Occupational Health & Safety
  • TS1520 WHMIS
  • TS1530 Standard First Aid
  • AB1610 Safety
  • AB1600 Trade Related Documents
  • AB1620 Tools & Equipment
  • AB1630 Fasteners & Adhesives
  • AB1641 Vehicle Construction
  • AB1651 Pre/Post-Repair Vehicle Inspection
  • AB1660 Metallurgy
  • AB1671 Cutting & Heating
  • AB1680 Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW – MIG)
  • AB1690 Resistance Spot Welding (RSW)
  • AB1701 Metal Working I (Mild Steel)
  • AB1721 Corrosion Protection
  • AB1732 Surface Preparation (Cleaning, Stripping, and Masking)
  • AB1750 Stationary Glass
  • AP1101 Introduction to Apprenticeship
  • AM1100 Math Essentials
  • AM1240 MV Body Repairer Math Fundamentals
  • SD1760 Workplace Essentials
  • AB1760 Moveable Glass & Hardware
  • AB1820 Primers, Surfacers & Sealers
  • AB1801 Refinishing 1
  • AB1780 Cleaning & Detailing
  • AB1790 Upholstery, Trim & Hardware
  • AB1811 Batteries
  • AB2811 Non-Structural Components
  • AB1711 Body Fillers & Abrasives
  • OT1220 Workplace Exposure

Employment Opportunities

This occupation Motor Vehicle Body Repairers – NOC 7322 is part of a larger occupational group called Trades, Transport and Equipment Operators. According to Outlook 2025, this larger occupational group will experience strong recruitment pressures over the 2015 to 2025 period. MVBR’s are employed by automobile dealerships, automobile body repair shops, automobile appraisal centers and motor vehicle manufacturers.

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