Recreation Vehicle Technician

Apprenticeship Certification Act
Unrestricted Trade
Designated Red Seal Trade

Trade Code 690H
NOC 7383


  • Recreation vehicle technicians repair or replace electrical wiring, plumbing, propane gas lines, appliances, windows, doors, cabinets and structural frames in recreational vehicles. They do not service vehicle engines or drive trains.
  • Recreational vehicle technicians usually work indoors in repair shops, and may be required to lift loads weighing up to 25 kilograms. A standard 40 hour work week is the norm, and shifts may be required, including evenings, weekends and holidays. The nature of the work may be seasonal.

Personal Qualities

  • Strong oral communication and reading skills: oral communication skills- Recreation Vehicle Technicians use oral communication skills along with their trade skills to establish credibility and a sense of respect and trust with customers
  • Good problem solving skills – they may sometimes conduct extensive problem solving on one unit over a period of weeks, for example, when testing and replacing a faulty wiring system in a motor home.
  • The ability to work independently or as a team member
  • Mechanical, electrical and electronics aptitude

Career Opportunities

  • Career progression within the trade may include Supervisory/Management positions.
  • Employers that hire Recreation Vehicle Mechanics include: RV Dealerships, RV Repair shops and RV Manufacturers

Educational/Training Requirements

  • Completion of Grade 12 with a secondary school diploma, with credits in Math, Science and English is required.
  • Completion of a 6,280 hour apprenticeship program is required
  • If you have completed 7,000 hours of on the job experience/training but you have not completed the apprenticeship program you may be eligible to challenge the Certificate of Qualification

Training Availability

Apprenticeship Training

Georgian College – Midland Campus

Potential Earnings

  • Apprentices may start at minimum wage, increasing towards a journeypersons wage over time
  • Wages 1 typically range from $10.24 to $22.92 an hour, excluding overtime, with journeypersons usually earning the higher end of the pay scale

Prospects For Employment

  • Employment is expected to grow about as fast as the average for all occupations through the year 2009 2

Financial Incentives

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