Labourers in fish and seafood processing

Labourers in fish and seafood processing

NOC
9618

Perform clean-up, packaging, material handling and other basic activities related to fish and seafood processing. They are employed in fish and seafood processing and packaging plants.

Quick facts

3 Year Outlook

Good
Good

3 Year Job Openings

294
 

Median Hourly Wage

$14.79
$12.50
Low
$18.00
High

Median Salary

$13,584
 

Typically Required

On-the-job training

Employed

2,295
 

% Working Full Time

82%
 

% Working Full Year

6%
 
Job details

Full NOC Description

Labourers in this unit group perform clean-up, packaging, material handling and other elemental activities related to fish and seafood processing. They are employed in fish and seafood processing and packaging plants.

Main Duties

Labourers in fish and seafood processing perform some or all of the following duties:

  • Unload fish and shellfish from fishing vessels and transport them by hand or forklift truck to work area in fish processing plant
  • Immerse fresh fish fillets in brine solution to condition them for wrapping or freezing
  • Weigh fish or shellfish, record weight and pack fish in ice
  • Sort fish according to species, weight and destination
  • Clean work areas and equipment
  • Transport supplies and packaging materials throughout plant and storage area manually or with powered equipment
  • Measure and dump ingredients into hoppers of mixing and grinding machines.

Also Known As

  • cannery labourer
  • fish briner - fish processing
  • fish plant labourer
  • fish salter - fish processing
  • fish weigher
  • shellfish labourer
  • shellfish packer - fish processing
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

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.

Data legend

12.3%
15-24
13.9%
25-34
14.3%
35-44
25.8%
45-54
31.4%
55-64
2.3%
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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50.2%
No Certificate, Diploma or Degree
31.7%
High School, Diploma or Equivalent
6.2%
Apprenticeship or Trades Certificate or Diploma
10.3%
College or University Below Bachelor Level
1.7%
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

94.7%
Manufacturing
1.8%
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting
1.6%
Wholesale trade
1.8%
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

49.90%
Northeast
36.40%
Southeast
12.50%
Southwest
0.60%
Central
0.60%
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.

Data legend

$12,640
Northeast
$15,390
Southeast
$22,783
Southwest
N/A
Central
N/A
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

$14.15
$13.00
Low
$16.12
High

Southeast

$14.09
$12.45
Low
$18.00
High

Southwest

$15.76
$13.50
Low
$19.00
High
No Data Available
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

$13,584

Workers Employed Full-time, Full-year

$29,713

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

New Brunswick

$13,584

Newfoundland

$10,874

Prince Edward Island

$13,533

Nova Scotia

$13,699

Canada

$12,572
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

294
 

New Jobs: 3 Year

-26
 

Retirements/Deaths: 3 Year

320
 

Ten Year Outlook

Total Openings: 10 Year

789
 

New Jobs: 10 Year

-207
 

Retirements/Deaths: 10 Year

997