Meat Cutters

(NOC 6251)

What do Meat Cutters do?

Butchers and meat cutters cut, trim, and prepare standard cuts of meat, poultry, fish, and shellfish for sale at self-serve counters or according to customers' orders.

How to become: Meat Cutters

You usually need a high school diploma.

You may need a college or other meat-cutting training program or a three-year meat-cutting apprenticeship.

On-the-job training is usually provided for retail butchers and meat cutters in food stores.

Trade certification is available, but voluntary, in British Columbia.

Most recent entrants have a high school diploma, and almost 2 in 5 have a trade/vocational certificate or community college diploma.

Where to study for a career as: Meat Cutters

Olds College of Agriculture & Technology
Olds, Alberta, CA

Related Program(s):
Meat Processing Certificate
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Modified on January 26, 2022

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