If you have skill and experience working as a butcher and would like to immigrate to Canada, we would love to have you. The food production industry as a whole is booming in Canada, and a serious shortage of viable workers within our own population has seen the Canadian government open its doors even wider than ever before, welcoming skilled foreigners to come and live and work in Canada, with the incentive of becoming permanent residents in good time.
Butcher – High Demand Job
Canada’s meat processing industry needs experienced industrial butchers and employs the largest number of people in the food industry, with almost 72,000 workers, according to Ibis World.
Not only is there a current demand for butchers in almost every province in Canada but the industry is expected to see a further 3.4% industry growth. When you choose to immigrate to Canada not only can you expect an average salary of about $17.71 per hour ($42,301 per year) but both you and your loved ones can get permanent residence through one of 5 main Canadian immigration programs.
Duties for Butcher
Butchers typically do the following:
- Sharpen and adjust knives and cutting equipment
- Receive, inspect, and store meat upon delivery
- Cut, debone, or grind pieces of meat
- Weigh, wrap, and display meat or meat products
- Cut or prepare meats to specification or customers’ orders
- Store meats in refrigerators or freezers at the required temperature
- Clean equipment and work areas to maintain health and sanitation standards
Requirements for a Permanent Residency
- Obtain a valid job offer. The position must be non-seasonal, full-time and permanent;
- You must have at least one year’s experience as a butcher in the last three years;
- The equivalent of a Canadian high school diploma, you will need to have an Education Credential Assessment done to verify your high school credentials if you attended school outside of Canada;
- You must score a minimum of 4 on the Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) test;
- You must clearly demonstrate your intention to settle and live in Atlantic Canada.