Job description Cannery Labourer - Fish Processing in the Cariboo Region

Find out what work is like for a cannery labourer - fish processing in Canada. This work description is applicable to all Labourers in fish and seafood processing (NOC 95107).

Labourers in fish and seafood processing


Labourers in fish and seafood processing perform clean-up, packaging, material handling and other elemental activities related to fish and seafood processing. They are employed in fish and seafood processing and packaging plants.

Work week duration

Labourers in fish and seafood processing usually work between 35 to 40 hours per week.
Between 35 to 40 hours

Job duties

Here are some of the main activities and tasks that Labourers in fish and seafood processing have to perform, and some of the physical demands they involve:

  • Unload fish and shellfish from fishing vessels and transport them by hand or forklift truck to work area in fish processing plant
  • Immerse fresh fish fillets in brine solution to condition them for wrapping or freezing
  • Weigh fish or shellfish, record weight and pack fish in ice
  • Sort fish according to species, weight and destination
  • Clean work areas and equipment
  • Transport supplies and packaging materials throughout plant and storage area manually or with powered equipment
  • Measure and dump ingredients into hoppers of mixing and grinding machines.

Physical demands Help - Physical Demands

  • Standing
  • Handling material manually
  • Bending or twisting the body
  • Making repetitive motions
  • Walking and running

Workplaces and employers

Here are the typical workplaces where Labourers in fish and seafood processing are employed and some of their main characteristics:

  • Fish and seafood processing and packaging plants

Work environment Help - Physical Work Environment

  • Standard safety equipment
  • Sound and noise
  • Outside, exposed to weather
  • Indoors, environmentally controlled
  • Dangerous chemical substances
  • Biological agents
  • Indoors, not environmentally controlled
  • Skin injury

Physical proximity from others Help - Physical proximity from others

  • Somewhat close (e.g. share office)

Related job titles

Here are some other related job titles that are found in the same occupational category (NOC 95107), and a list of similar occupations:

  • cannery labourer
  • fish briner - fish processing
  • fish processing plant labourer
  • fish salter - fish processing
  • fish weigher
  • shellfish packer - fish processing

Similar occupations Help - Similar occupations

Sources Occupational and Skills Information System & National Occupational Classification

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