Job requirements Fish Cutter - Retail And Wholesale in Canada

Find out what you typically need to work as a fish cutter - retail and wholesale in Canada. These requirements are applicable to all Butchers, meat cutters and fishmongers - retail and wholesale (NOC 65202).

Employment requirements

This is what you typically need for the job.

  • Completion of secondary school may be required.
  • On-the-job training in food stores is usually offered to meat cutters and fishmongers for retail sale.
  • An apprenticeship program in meat cutting is available but voluntary.
  • Trade certification for meat cutter is available, but voluntary, in Saskatchewan and British Columbia.

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 and contact the regulatory authority to learn about the certification process.


Job title Fishmonger
Regulatory body: Emploi Québec


Job title Meat Cutter
Regulatory body: Operator Certification Board

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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