Job requirements Butcher Apprentice 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 "butcher apprentice" was moved from the group Butchers, meat cutters and fishmongers - retail and wholesale (NOC 6331) to the group Butchers - retail and wholesale (NOC 63201).
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 63201).
This is what you typically need for the job.
- Completion of secondary school may be required.
- Completion of a college or other butchery training program may be required.
- Several years of on-the-job training in food stores is usually required for retail butchers.
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.
|Location||Job title||Regulation||Regulatory body|
|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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