Job requirements Poultry Slaughterer - Food And Beverage Processing in Canada

Find out what you typically need to work as a poultry slaughterer - food and beverage processing in Canada. These requirements are applicable to all Industrial butchers and meat cutters, poultry preparers and related workers (NOC 94141).

Employment requirements

This is what you typically need for the job.

  • Completion of secondary school may be required.
  • For industrial meat cutters, completion of a program in industrial meat cutting or experience as an industrial butcher is required.
  • On-the-job training is provided for industrial butchers, meat cutters and poultry preparers.

Source National Occupational Classification

Professional certification and licensing

You might need to get a certification from a regulatory authority before you start working. Find out if this occupation is regulated in your province or territory.


Job title Retail Meat Cutter
Regulatory body: Ontario College of Trades


Job title Industrial Butcher
Regulatory body: Emploi Québec


Job title Butchers
Job title Meat Slaughterer

Source Foreign Credential Recognition Program - ESDC

Do you want to work in another province or territory?

If you are already certified to work in a regulated occupation in your province or territory, it will be easier for you to have your certification recognized in another province or territory. See the Workers Mobility's website to learn more.

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