Are you looking for a rewarding and exciting career in the automotive field?

Do you want to be part of the Technological EVolution?

If you answered “YES” to either of these questions, a career in the Transportation Service Sector is for you!

Mary Barra, Chairman & CEO of General Motors

“I have no doubt that the automotive industry will change more in the next 5-10 years than it has in the last 50”

Mary Barra, Chairman & CEO of General Motors
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It’s as easy as getting a job at a GM Dealer to start your GM Apprenticeship!
Imagine an Automotive Apprenticeship at a specially selected, GM-trained and equipped Canadian community college available to you.
That's what GM ASEP is all about - the most advanced hands-on automotive technical training and GM-supported Automotive Service Educational Program combined with invaluable work experience at a General Motors Dealership.


Electrification, Connected and Autonomous vehicles are here!

Automotive Service Technicians are the new generation of high-tech specialists! With GM ASEP, you’ll learn exclusively on General Motors vehicles and systems beginning on Day 1 of your education and throughout the completion of your Apprenticeship.

That's what GM ASEP is all about: a GM-backed solid education combined with invaluable work experience at a General Motors Dealership – and getting paid for doing it!

The General Motors Automotive Service Educational Program (GM ASEP) is a comprehensive program that's designed to train candidates in leading edge diagnostic and repair techniques on both current and future GM vehicles. GM ASEP is a fully accredited apprenticeship program targeted at fast-tracking the GM Technician to become a productive and in-demand asset to any GM dealership across Canada!

All GM ASEP classroom instructors are trained by General Motors on the latest in automotive technologies. You'll also have the advantage of learning on current model GM vehicles.

Your sponsoring GM Dealership will supervise your work and provide mentorship as you progress through your “In-Dealership Work Assignments” (IDWAs). In addition to providing closure to your classroom training, you’ll learn about shop routine, GM policies and procedures, safety, critical thinking and diagnostic procedures, as well as how to accurately and technically communicate.

With GM ASEP you'll...

  • Alternate between in-classroom and on-the-job training with paid work experience as a GM dealership employee
  • Leverage your peer learning and GM cultural environment to elevate your development
  • Apply theories you've learned in the classroom in a real-world setting, building a solid foundation for furthering your skills and knowledge
  • Position yourself for further opportunities within the dealership
  • Develop a strong foundational level of GM automotive technical training
  • Graduate with sought-after skills in the growing and evolving automotive industry
  • Earn competitive industry-leading wages right after graduation with ample room to grow
  • Embark on a prestigious career with constant opportunities to build on your skillsets

Take a listen to previous GM ASEP students……

Tools Assistance

As with all apprenticeship programs, you are responsible for buying your own basic hand tools. To help with this cost, tool suppliers may offer tool start-up programs for GM ASEP students.


GM ASEP offers the opportunity to complete the program without any student debt. Earn as you learn – you are a paid employee during the in-dealership training portion of your education.

Furthering Your Education. Learning doesn’t stop once you’ve graduated GM ASEP. Ongoing General Motors Product Service Training courses will keep you up to date through continuous learning.

How Do I Become a GM ASEP Student?

  1. First, you must be a Grade 12 graduate, or equivalent.
  2. Next, you need to obtain employment at a General Motors Dealer who agrees to support your career path as an Automotive Apprentice and to sponsor your admission into GM ASEP.
  3. The GM Dealer will then assist you with next steps and GM ASEP program registration according to your province’s Ministry requirements, as well as the requirements of your chosen College listed below.
  4. Once your registration into the GM ASEP program is complete, your journey to an exciting future begins!

GM ASEP College Partners: (by Province)

Alberta Calgary Southern Alberta Institute of Technology
Alberta Edmonton Northern Alberta Institute of Technology
British Columbia Burnaby British Columbia Institute of Technology
Manitoba Winnipeg Red River College
Newfoundland St. John's College of the North Atlantic
Nova Scotia Dartmouth Nova Scotia Community College
Ontario London Fanshawe College
Ontario Ottawa Algonquin College
Ontario Scarborough Centennial College
Saskatchewan Regina Saskatchewan Polytechnic School of Transportation
Saskatchewan Saskatoon Saskatchewan Polytechnic School of Transportation

Southern Alberta Institute of Technology


Northern Alberta Institute of Technology


British Columbia Institute of Technology


Red River College


New Brunswick Community College


College of the North Atlantic


Nova Scotia Community College


Fanshawe College


Algonquin College


Centennial College


Saskatchewan Polytechnic School of Transportation


Saskatchewan Polytechnic School of Transportation


If you have any further questions, you can contact the National GM ASEP Coordinator at

For information about GM ASEP in the US click here.