Summary 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 key facts and figures about working as a butcher apprentice. The following information is applicable to all Butchers - retail and wholesale (NOC 63201).
Note that some information in this job profile is based on the 2016 version of the NOC.
Butchers prepare standard and specialty cuts of meat, poultry, fish and shellfish for sale in retail or wholesale food establishments. They are employed in supermarkets, grocery stores, butcher shops and fish stores or may be self-employed. Butchers who are supervisors or heads of departments are included in this unit group. Apprentices are also included in this unit group
Post-secondary or apprenticeship
This occupation usually requires a college diploma (community college, institute of technology or CÉGEP), an apprenticeship training of less than 2 years, or more than 6 months of on-the-job training.
Median wage in Canada
The job prospects vary across Canada depending on the province or territory.
advertised in Canada
- Clean meats to prepare for processing or cutting
- Cut carcasses, sides and quarters
- Cut, trim and prepare standard cuts of meat
- Wrap and package prepared meats
- Remove bones from meat
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