Bakers

Bakers

NOC
6332

Prepare and bake breads, cakes, cookies, pastries, pies and other baked goods in retail and wholesale bakeries and dining establishments.

Quick facts

3 Year Outlook

Fair
Fair

3 Year Job Openings

98
 

Median Hourly Wage

$12.25
$11.50
Low
$14.30
High

Median Salary

$18,936
 

Typically Required

College or apprenticeship

Employed

1,004
 

% Working Full Time

75%
 

% Working Full Year

67%
 
Job details

Full NOC Description

Bakers prepare bread, rolls, muffins, pies, pastries, cakes and cookies in retail and wholesale bakeries and dining establishments. They are employed in bakeries, supermarkets, catering companies, hotels, restaurants, hospitals, and other institutions, or they may be self-employed. Bakers who are supervisors are included in this unit group.

Main Duties

Bakers perform some or all of the following duties:

  • Prepare dough for pies, bread, rolls and sweet goods, batters for muffins, cookies and cakes and icings and frostings according to recipes or special customer orders
  • Bake mixed doughs and batters
  • Frost and decorate cakes or other baked goods
  • Ensure quality of products meets established standards
  • Draw up production schedule to determine type and quantity of goods to produce
  • Purchase baking supplies
  • May oversee sales and merchandising of baked goods
  • May hire, train and supervise baking personnel and kitchen staff.

Also Known As

  • baker
  • baker apprentice
  • bakery supervisor
  • bread baker
  • head baker
Requirements

Employment Requirements

  • Completion of secondary school is usually required.
  • Completion of a three- or four-year apprenticeship program for bakers or Completion of a college or other program for bakers or Several years of commercial baking experience is usually required.
  • On-the-job training may be provided.
  • Trade certification is available, but voluntary, in Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, Quebec, Ontario, Alberta, British Columbia, the Yukon, the Northwest Territories and Nunavut.
  • Red Seal endorsement is also available to qualified bakers upon successful completion of the interprovincial Red Seal examination.

Provincial Regulation

  • Provincially Regulated: Yes
  • Compulsory: No
  • Red Seal: Yes
Employment by Sex

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

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64.6%
Female
35.4%
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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17.5%
15-24
14.4%
25-34
16.5%
35-44
25.8%
45-54
23.2%
55-64
2.6%
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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21.9%
No Certificate, Diploma or Degree
49.5%
High School, Diploma or Equivalent
8.7%
Apprenticeship or Trades Certificate or Diploma
15.3%
College or University Below Bachelor Level
4.6%
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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41.8%
Retail trade
28.4%
Accommodation and food services
26.8%
Manufacturing
3.1%
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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18.40%
Northeast
29.10%
Southeast
19.90%
Southwest
19.90%
Central
12.80%
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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$17,915
Northeast
$23,067
Southeast
$22,577
Southwest
$23,664
Central
$15,947
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.

Northeast

$12.85
$11.50
Low
$13.65
High
No Data Available

Southwest

$12.00
$11.50
Low
$18.25
High

Central

$12.25
$11.50
Low
$14.30
High
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

$18,936

Workers Employed Full-time, Full-year

$25,379

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

New Brunswick

$18,936

Newfoundland

$22,722

Prince Edward Island

$17,809

Nova Scotia

$17,681

Canada

$20,940
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

98
 

New Jobs: 3 Year

4
 

Retirements/Deaths: 3 Year

93
 

Ten Year Outlook

Total Openings: 10 Year

321
 

New Jobs: 10 Year

22
 

Retirements/Deaths: 10 Year

298