(NOC 6233)


To be a retail or wholesale buyer, you need a high school diploma and usually a university degree or college diploma in business, marketing or a related program.

You also need previous work experience in a retail or wholesale establishment.

You must have supervisory experience to become a supervisor or senior buyer.

You may specialize in a particular merchandise line through experience or product-based training courses.

With additional experience or training, you may move up the ranks to become a manager.

Many recent entrants have a community college diploma or an undergraduate university degree.

Degrees Associated with This Career

High School Diploma

Useful Experience/Skills

International trade knowledge

Useful Secondary School Subjects

Computer-related courses

University of Guelph-Humber
Toronto, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Business Bachelor; Honours
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Algonquin College
Ottawa, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Business – Marketing Diploma
Business Marketing Management (Part-time) Certificate
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St. Lawrence College
Kingston, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Advertising and Marketing Communications Diploma
Business - Marketing Diploma
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Thompson Rivers University
Kamloops, British Columbia, CA

Related Program(s):
Marketing Bachelor
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Booth University College
Winnipeg, Manitoba, CA

Related Program(s):
Bachelor of Business Administration - Marketing and Communications Bachelor
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Modified on May 15, 2012