(NOC 6252)


You usually need a high school diploma. You also need a three- to four-year apprenticeship program or a college/other program for bakers.

You may need on-the-job training.

Trade certification is available, but voluntary, in all provinces/territories except Manitoba and Saskatchewan.

Interprovincial trade certification (Red Seal) is also available to qualified bakers.

Most recent entrants have a high school diploma, and almost 3 in 10 have a trade/vocational certificate or community college diploma

Degrees Associated with This Career

High School Diploma

Degree Modifier


Useful Experience/Skills

Customer service
Creative work

Useful Secondary School Subjects

Family Studies (Home Economics)

Algonquin College
Ottawa, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Baking and Pastry Arts Management Diploma
Baking and Pastry Arts Certificate
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Centennial College
Toronto, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Baking Skills Certificate; Online
Culinary Skills Certificate; Online
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Red Deer College
Red Deer, Alberta, CA

Related Program(s):
Cook Certificate; Apprenticeship
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Conestoga College
Kitchener, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Baking and Pastry Arts Management Diploma; Co-op
Baking and Pastry Arts Management Diploma
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Vancouver Island University
Nanaimo, British Columbia, CA

Related Program(s):
Professional Baking and Pastry Arts Certificate; Apprenticeship
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Modified on May 10, 2012