Training to become an appliance repairer in Quebec

25 November 2021

Appliance repairers are responsible for maintaining and repairing the various components (mechanical, electrical and electronic) of household or commercial appliances, including dryers, washers, ranges, dishwashers, refrigerators, freezers, microwave ovens, garbage grinders and compactors, air conditioners, dehumidifiers and others. Appliance repairers (also called appliance repair technicians) most often work directly with the customer. They may have to do some of their bigger jobs in the shop.

Training to become an appliance repairer

In Quebec you can study for a diploma of vocational studies in household appliance repair (Diplôme d’études professionnelles en réparation d’appareils électroménagers).

Becoming a plumber with a diploma of vocational studies (DVS) in appliance repair

The 90-credit DVS in appliance repair is 1,350 hours long and requires the acquisition of 26 competencies:

  • Understand the trade and the training approach
  • Perform general shop work
  • Repair single-phase motors
  • Assemble electrical circuits
  • Repair crushers and waste compactors
  • Apply concepts associated with management and human relations
  • Repair electric ranges
  • Use computer equipment
  • Repair washers
  • Apply notions of electronics
  • Repair clothes dryers
  • Repair dishwashers
  • Apply refrigeration techniques
  • Troubleshoot microprocessor-controlled digital devices
  • Repair refrigerators and freezers
  • Repair air conditioners and dehumidifiers
  • Integrate into the workplace
  • Apply notions of sequential logic
  • Apply notions of combinatorial logic
  • Analyze a DC circuit
  • Analyze an AC circuit
  • Use plans and technical manuals
  • Repair microwave ovens
  • Reply to service calls
  • Apply notions of occupational health and safety
  • Use job search methods

Centre de formation Antoine-de-St-Exupéry is the only school in Quebec that offers this training.

Appliance repairer salaries

A repair technician’s salary can vary depending on their experience, the size of the company they work for, or whether they are self-employed. The average income is generally about $43,000 a year. Employment opportunities are adequate.