Automotive Glass Technician

Apprenticeship and Certification Act
Unrestricted Trade

Trade Code 274L
NOC 7321


An Automotive Glass Technician is defined as a person who repairs, removes and installs glass and windshields in motorized and automotive vehicles. Duties include:

  • Understanding and practicing safety precautions to protect yourself and others
  • Repairing trim and related components
  • Repair and replace bonded glass, mechanically fastened stationary glass, mechanically fastened movable glass, gasket-mounted glass
  • Producing and interpreting template sketch and cut glass for automotive or motorized vehicles
  • Estimating the cost of repair or replacment of glass and related components
  • Performing visual inspection of vehicle, performing detailing of vehicle and verifying the detail of vehicle
  • Having effective communication skills

Personal Qualities

  • You are able to work indoors with noise and environmental conditions that can be dusty and dirty with exposure to exhaust fumes, dust particles, chemicals and solvents
  • You have good mental dexterity
  • You have the ability to stand for longperiods of time
  • You like to learn new things
  • Review the Essential Skills Profile for additional qualities required

Career Opportunities

  • Automotive Glass Technicians usually work in auto glass specialty businesses, automobile dealerships
  • Some Automotive Glass Technicians become self-employed or start their own businesses.

Educational/Training Requirements

  • The minimum entry for apprenticeship is Grade 12
  • Completion of a 3,760 hour apprenticeship program is required

Training Availability

Information not available at this time, contact Employment Ontario at 905 837-7721 or toll free 1-800-461-4608

Potential Earnings

  • Apprentices may start at minimum wage, increasing towards a journeyperson’s wage over time
  • Wages1 range from $10.00 to $25.50 an hour, excluding overtime, with journeypersons usually earning the higher end of the pay scale

Prospects for Employment

  • Employment is expected to grow at a rate slightly faster than that of the average rate for all occupations through the year 20092
  • Population growth and rise in personal income will boost the demand for motor vehicles which require regular maintenance and service


Financial Incentives

  • Employers who employ first, second and third year apprentices can apply for the Apprenticeship Training Tax Credit
  • Apprentices may be able to apply for the Tradesperson’s Tools Tax Deduction