Job requirements Animal Groomer (except Horses) in Canada
National Occupational Classification update
We have updated this page to reflect the transition to the 2021 version of the National Occupational Classification (NOC). This means that the occupation "animal groomer (except horses)" was moved from the group Pet groomers and animal care workers (NOC 6563) to the group Pet groomers and animal care workers (NOC 65220).
Find out what you typically need to work as an animal groomer (except horses) in Canada. These requirements are applicable to all Pet groomers and animal care workers (NOC 65220).
This is what you typically need for the job.
- Depending on the type of work performed, training courses in animal handling, grooming or dog training are usually required. Animal health or veterinary assistant college courses may be required for animal care workers.
- Completion of secondary school is usually required.
Professional certification and licensing
We don’t have any data on professional certification requirements. This occupation is not regulated in Canada based on our records.
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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