Industrial butchers and related

Industrial butchers and related

NOC
9462

- Industrial butchers and meat cutters, poultry preparers and related workers

Prepare meat and poultry for further processing or for packaging for wholesale distribution.

Quick facts

3 Year Outlook

Undetermined
Undetermined

3 Year Job Openings

10
 

Median Hourly Wage

N/A

Median Salary

$28,445
 

Typically Required

High school or specific training

Employed

84
 

% Working Full Time

88%
 

% Working Full Year

71%
 
Job details

Full NOC Description

Workers in this unit group prepare meat and poultry for further processing or for packaging for wholesale distribution. They are employed in meat and poultry slaughtering, processing and packing establishments.

Main Duties

Workers in this unit group perform some or all of the following duties:
Industrial butchers

  • Slaughter livestock using stunning devices and knives
  • Skin, clean and trim carcasses
  • Remove viscera and other inedible parts from carcasses
  • Split carcasses into smaller portions to facilitate handling
  • May slaughter cattle, calves and sheep as prescribed by religious laws.

Industrial meat cutters

  • Cut beef, lamb, pork or veal carcasses or sides or quarters of carcasses into primal cuts for further cutting, processing or packaging
  • Remove bones from meat
  • Cut meat and poultry into specific cuts for institutional, commercial or other wholesale use
  • Remove skin, excess fat, bruises or other blemishes from carcasses or meat portions.

Poultry preparers

  • Slaughter poultry and remove inedible parts
  • Remove feathers and singe and wash poultry to prepare for further processing or packaging.

Also Known As

  • beef boner
  • ham cutter
  • industrial butcher
  • industrial meat cutter
  • meat trimmer
  • poultry preparer
  • slaughterer
Requirements

Employment Requirements

  • Completion of secondary school may be required.
  • For industrial meat cutters, completion of a program in industrial meat cutting or Experience as an industrial butcher is required.
  • On-the-job training is provided for industrial butchers, meat cutters and poultry preparers.

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.

Data legend

31.6%
Female
68.4%
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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10.0%
15-24
15.0%
25-34
20.0%
35-44
40.0%
45-54
15.0%
55-64
0.0%
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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36.8%
No Certificate, Diploma or Degree
52.6%
High School, Diploma or Equivalent
0.0%
Apprenticeship or Trades Certificate or Diploma
10.5%
College or University Below Bachelor Level
0.0%
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.

Data legend

78.9%
Manufacturing
10.5%
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting
10.5%
Retail trade
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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15.00%
Northeast
10.00%
Southeast
0.00%
Southwest
10.00%
Central
65.00%
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
N/A
Southeast
N/A
Southwest
N/A
Central
$27,633
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

$28,445

Workers Employed Full-time, Full-year

$31,315

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

New Brunswick

$28,445

Newfoundland

$15,094

Prince Edward Island

$32,153

Nova Scotia

$31,735

Canada

$36,645
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

12
 

Ten Year Outlook

Total Openings: 10 Year

27
 

New Jobs: 10 Year

-4
 

Retirements/Deaths: 10 Year

34