Agricultural and fish products inspectors

Agricultural and fish products inspectors

NOC
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Inspect agricultural and fish products for conformity to prescribed production, storage and transportation standards.

Quick facts

3 Year Outlook

Undetermined
Undetermined

3 Year Job Openings

10
 

Median Hourly Wage

$35.90
$17.50
Low
$41.03
High

Median Salary

$71,013
 

Typically Required

College or apprenticeship

Employed

102
 

% Working Full Time

96%
 

% Working Full Year

78%
 
Job details

Full NOC Description

Agricultural and fish products inspectors inspect agricultural and fish products for conformity to prescribed production, storage and transportation standards. They are employed by government departments and agencies and by private sector food processing companies. Supervisors of agricultural and fish products inspectors are also included in this group.

Main Duties

The following is a summary of main duties for some occupations in this unit group:

  • Fish and fish products inspectors inspect fish, fish products, fish handling and processing methods and prepare reports and ensure that regulations are followed.
  • Fruit and vegetables inspectors inspect fresh and frozen fruit and vegetables at inspection centres and prepare reports on crop production and market conditions.
  • Grain inspectors inspect and grade all classes of grain at terminal elevators, monitor the fumigation of infested grain, and examine storage, handling and transportation equipment to ensure that sanitary procedures are followed.
  • Meat inspectors monitor the operations and sanitary conditions of slaughtering and meat processing plants and inspect carcasses to ensure they are fit for human consumption.
  • Plant protection inspectors certify seed crops, oversee the quarantine, treatment or destruction of plants and plant products, and the fumigation of plants and plant product imports and exports.

Also Known As

  • agricultural products inspection supervisor
  • agricultural products inspector
  • crop certification inspector
  • dairy products inspector
  • fish inspector
  • fish products inspection supervisor
  • fish products inspector
  • fruit and vegetables inspector
  • grain inspector
  • livestock inspector
  • meat inspector
  • plant protection inspector
  • poultry inspector
Requirements

Employment Requirements

  • Completion of secondary school is required.
  • Government inspectors usually require a bachelor's degree or college diploma in agriculture, biology, chemistry, food processing technology or a related discipline.
  • Inspectors (other than government) may require a bachelor's degree or college diploma in a related discipline.
  • Several years of experience in agricultural production or fish processing are usually required.
  • Completion of in-house training courses is required.

Provincial Regulation

Not Provincially Regulated

Employment by Sex

The following graph shows the percentage of men and women working in this occupation in New Brunswick.

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53.6%
Female
46.4%
Male
Employment by age

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons working in this occupation in New Brunswick by age group.

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0.0%
15-24
6.9%
25-34
44.8%
35-44
24.1%
45-54
17.2%
55-64
6.9%
65+
Employment by highest level of education

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons working in this occupation in New Brunswick by highest level of education achieved.

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0.0%
No Certificate, Diploma or Degree
23.3%
High School, Diploma or Equivalent
6.7%
Apprenticeship or Trades Certificate or Diploma
36.7%
College or University Below Bachelor Level
33.3%
University - Bachelor Level or Above
Employment by Industry

The following graph shows the industry groups in which the largest shares of persons working in this occupation in New Brunswick are employed. Small percentages for all top three industry groups may suggest employment for this occupation is widely distributed amongst many industry groups.

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85.2%
Public administration
7.4%
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting
7.4%
Manufacturing
0.0%
All Other Industries
Employment by Economic Regions

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons employed in this occupation in New Brunswick by which economic region they reside in.

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6.90%
Northeast
31.00%
Southeast
24.10%
Southwest
10.30%
Central
27.60%
Northwest
Province of New Brunswick Economic Regions

Economic Regions

The following map displays New Brunswick’s five economic regions. An economic region (ER) is a grouping of counties, created as a standard unit for analysis of regional economic activity across Canada.

Annual Median Salary by Economic Regions

The following graph shows the median salary of all persons employed in this occupation in each of New Brunswick’s five economic regions.

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N/A
Northeast
$82,664
Southeast
$66,330
Southwest
N/A
Central
$75,168
Northwest
Province of New Brunswick Economic Regions

Economic Regions

The following map displays New Brunswick’s five economic regions. An economic region (ER) is a grouping of counties, created as a standard unit for analysis of regional economic activity across Canada.

Hourly Median Wages by Economic Regions

The following represents the median hourly wage of all persons employed in this occupation in each of New Brunswick’s five economic regions.

No Data Available
Salary

This following represents the median salary of all persons employed in this occupation compared to the median salary of workers employed in this occupation that work full-time year-round.

All Workers Employed in this Occupation

$71,013

Workers Employed Full-time, Full-year

$74,864

This following represents the median salary of persons employed in this occupation across each of the Atlantic Provinces and nationally.

New Brunswick

$71,013

Newfoundland

$25,586

Prince Edward Island

$58,989

Nova Scotia

$69,035

Canada

$63,589
Employment Outlook

The following represents the number of job openings that are expected to occur in this occupation over the next three and ten years respectively, broken down by openings expected to result from growth (“new jobs”) and openings expected to result from attrition (death and retirements).

Three Year Outlook

Total Openings: 3 Year

10
 

New Jobs: 3 Year

0
 

Retirements/Deaths: 3 Year

9
 

Ten Year Outlook

Total Openings: 10 Year

34
 

New Jobs: 10 Year

3
 

Retirements/Deaths: 10 Year

30