Body repairers repair and restore damaged parts of a vehicle’s body and interior trim. They are employed by body shops and vehicle appraisal centres, as well as manufacturing plants and assembly plants.


  • Review damage reports and estimates of repair cost and plan cost and plan to be performed
  • Repair and replace front end components, body components, doors, and frame and underbody components
  • Hammer out dents, buckles, and other defects using blocks and hammers
  • Operate soldering equipment or use plastic filler to fill holes, dents, and seams
  • Remove damaged fenders, panels, and grills using wrenches and cutting torch and bolt or weld replace parts into place
  • Straighten bent frames using frame and underbody pulling and anchoring equipment
  • File, grind and sand repaired body surfaces using hand and power tools
  • Mask and tape auto body surfaces in preparation for painting
  • Mix paint, blend and match colors
  • Apply primers and repaint surfaces using brush or spray guns
  • Repair and replace glass components, such as windshields, windows, and sunroofs
  • Repair or replace interior components, such as seat frame assembly, carpets, and floorboard insulation
  • Inspect repaired vehicles and test drive vehicles for proper handling.



One of the following options:

  • Hold a Secondary School Diploma or its recognized equivalent
  • Be at least 16 years on September 30 of the school year in which the training is set to begin, and have successfully obtained Secondary IV credits in language of instruction, second language, and mathematics in the programs of study established by the Minister, or have been granted recognition for equivalent learning.
  • Be at least 18 years old when entering training, and have successfully completed the General Development Test (GDT), as well as the prerequisites specific to the desired program, or recognition of equivalent learning.
  • Persons who have obtained Secondary III credits in language of instruction, second language and mathematics in programs established by the Minister are required to pursue general education courses, concurrently with their vocational training, in order to obtain the Secondary IV credits they lack in language of instruction, second language and mathematics in programs established by the Minister.

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