Job requirements Butcher Apprentice in Canada
Find out what you typically need to work as a butcher apprentice in Canada. These requirements are applicable to all Butchers, meat cutters and fishmongers - retail and wholesale (NOC 6331).
This is what you typically need for the job.
- Completion of secondary school may be required.
- Completion of a college or other meat-and-fish-cutting training program, or a three-year meat cutting apprenticeship may be required.
- On-the-job training in food stores is usually provided for retail butchers, meat cutters and fishmongers.
- Trade certification is available, but voluntary, in Quebec and British Columbia.
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.
|Location||Job title||Regulation||Regulatory body|
|British Columbia||Meatcutter||Regulated||Industry Training Authority British Columbia|
|Retail Butcher||Regulated||Emploi Québec|
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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