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 Economic Indicators as of Feb 14, 2022 prepared by the Economics, Statistics, and Federal Fiscal Relations Division of the PEI Department of Finance, the sales revenue of new motor vehicle sales was up 14.1 percent, and sales were up 23.8 percent from the previous year.
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 protected]
According to the Economic Growth, Tourism and Culture provincial government website, many trades on PEI are designated, allowing workers to become certified in that trade through apprenticeship training and/or certification.
If the designated trade is certified compulsory, you are required to be a registered apprentice or have a Certificate of Qualification to legally work in that trade in PEI.
The following PEI trades are certified compulsory:
Automotive Service Technician;
Steamfitter / Pipefitter
For more information about the Designated Trades on PEI, click here.
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