There is a wide variety of job options in this industry.
These careers have good potential and provide year-round employment with advancement opportunities.
According to the WorkPEI Analysis (November 2023), the number of motor vehicles sold on the Island increased 37.1% between September 2022 and September 2023 to 639. Nationally, the number of motor vehicles sold in Canada increased 16.5% over the same period
The PEI Automobile Association (PEIADA) is the only automobile dealers association in Canada which has 100 percent membership of all the new car dealerships in the province. This self-funded, non-profit organization represents the 22 new automobile dealerships on PEI.
Lisa Doyle-MacBain, Executive Director of PEIADA, says new automobile dealerships on PEI have over 700 employees, and an annual payroll of approximately $36 million.
“It’s a challenge finding good quality staff for all positions at the dealerships,” says Lisa. “There’s a misperception that automobile dealerships just sell and fix cars. It’s a big business supported by people with good interpersonal skills and expertise in marketing, sales, finance/accounting, human resources, strategic planning, operations, electronics, inventory control, parts/service, etc.” she says.
For more information about a career in this field, contact PEI Automobile Dealers Association (PEIADA) at 902-566-3639 or e-mail email@example.com