job in Canada does not necessarily have to be in traditional areas that we are always used to. We always hear from engineers, doctors, lawyers, etc.  all very traditional, but today I saw an advertisement in a local newspaper about a professional training course to be a Butcher.

I found it curious since I had never known of the existence of vocational training for a trade that:

First: I always associated with learning only by “working on it” that is, I imagined that you would get a simple job in a grocery (not a butcher) and you would get familiar with the trade  then one fine day you would start “cutting meat”…

Second: never, with the prejudices that sometimes we put in the head, I associated it with a type of trade that “was studied”. That is to say, he considered it as “who is going to study that? Totally, what science can he have?” but you see, he has his science, and surely he has his art.

It is, as they say, Canada is the land of opportunity. It may be that many people are not attracted to work in Canada as a butcher nbcsports com activate, but what about those who have a passion for this trade? Do they not have the right to train and learn how to do it in such a way that they can offer a better service to the clients of these establishments?

In this particular case, just by reading the description of vocational training, it is easy to see that it is not easy and for the benefit of my ignorance on the subject, being a butcher is not just about “cutting meat”. To give you an idea, this training consists of 900 learning hours (32 hours per week from 8 am to 3 pm from March 12, 2012, to February 1, 2013!). Upon completion of the program, you earn a Professional Studies Diploma (DEP) with which you are ready for the Canadian job market.

And the nature of this type of work focuses on:

  • The preparation and specific cut of meat and fish.
  • The development of these for consumption.
  • The development of delicatessen food.
  • Packaging, weighing and labelling for display or specific customer orders.
  • The show and sale of products on the counter and advice customers on cooking methods.
  • Cleaning, disinfecting and maintenance of facilities, devices and equipment.

I like the approach that is given to the trade (and like this there are many). I think many people like cooking, let’s say the operational part of the kitchen, who might want to learn the aspects covered in training like this, but would never imagine that “you can study”.

Continuing with the employment profile, the description says things like:

  • Possess good manual skill and speed of execution
  • Have excellent interpersonal relationships and a sense of customer service
  • Be willing to work in a demanding environment, which frequently requires a change between a cold refrigerator environment and an ambient temperature.
  • Be able to work mainly on foot


And where to work?

  • Self-employed
  • Butchers
  • Grocery stores
  • Meat slaughter and packaging industry
  • Food and Beverage Industry
  • Stores and supermarkets

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Ultimately, I just wanted to comment on this not-so-traditional trade that very few would consider when getting a job in Canada. There are many things you can do in Canada. There are many different trades to do loudtronix, and you have to do an internet search, visit your community’s school board, a college or the nearest university