Labourers in food and beverage processing

Labourers in food and beverage processing

NOC
9617

Perform material handling, clean-up, packaging and other basic activities related to food and beverage processing.

Quick facts

3 Year Outlook

Fair
Fair

3 Year Job Openings

137
 

Median Hourly Wage

$15.00
$11.75
Low
$18.25
High

Median Salary

$22,218
 

Typically Required

On-the-job training

Employed

1,260
 

% Working Full Time

85%
 

% Working Full Year

50%
 
Job details

Full NOC Description

Labourers in this unit group perform material handling, clean-up, packaging and other elemental activities related to food and beverage processing. They are employed in fruit and vegetable processing plants, dairies, flour mills, bakeries, sugar refineries, meat plants, breweries and other food and beverage processing and packaging plants.

Main Duties

Labourers in food and beverage processing perform some or all of the following duties:

  • Transport raw materials, finished products and packaging materials throughout plant and warehouse manually, or with powered equipment
  • Measure and dump ingredients into hoppers of mixing and grinding machines or mobile tank trucks
  • Feed and unload food and beverage processing machines
  • Feed flattened boxes into forming machines to construct containers
  • Remove filled containers from conveyors and manually pack goods into bags, boxes or other containers
  • Clean work areas and equipment
  • Check products and packaging for basic quality defects
  • Assist process control and machine operators in performing their duties.

Also Known As

  • bottle-washing machine tender - food and beverage processing
  • brewery labourer
  • candy packer
  • dairy helper - food and beverage processing
  • food processing labourer
  • frozen food packer
  • meat packager
  • nut sorter - food and beverage processing
  • production helper - food and beverage processing
  • tobacco processing labourer
Requirements

Employment Requirements

  • Some secondary school education may be 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.

Data legend

48.1%
Female
51.9%
Male
Employment by age

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

Data legend

19.4%
15-24
13.4%
25-34
16.0%
35-44
25.0%
45-54
23.5%
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.

Data legend

27.7%
No Certificate, Diploma or Degree
51.3%
High School, Diploma or Equivalent
6.7%
Apprenticeship or Trades Certificate or Diploma
10.9%
College or University Below Bachelor Level
3.4%
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

82.0%
Manufacturing
6.7%
Wholesale trade
4.5%
Retail trade
6.7%
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.

Data legend

10.40%
Northeast
24.20%
Southeast
20.10%
Southwest
3.00%
Central
42.40%
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.

Data legend

$15,287
Northeast
$20,404
Southeast
$22,797
Southwest
$13,276
Central
$29,793
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

Southeast

$15.00
$11.75
Low
$18.25
High

Southwest

$15.00
$11.75
Low
$18.25
High
No Data Available

Northwest

$16.00
$12.00
Low
$18.40
High
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

$22,218

Workers Employed Full-time, Full-year

$31,487

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

New Brunswick

$22,218

Newfoundland

$20,174

Prince Edward Island

$27,964

Nova Scotia

$20,505

Canada

$25,918
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

137
 

New Jobs: 3 Year

-14
 

Retirements/Deaths: 3 Year

150
 

Ten Year Outlook

Total Openings: 10 Year

378
 

New Jobs: 10 Year

-98
 

Retirements/Deaths: 10 Year

476