8442- Trappers and hunters

Canada NOC: 
Job Title: 

Trappers and hunters

Job Description: 

Trappers and hunters trap and hunt wild animals for pelts or live sale. They are usually self-employed and work on a seasonal basis.

Main Duties: 

Trappers perform some or all of the following duties:

Set traps with bait and position traps along trails
Operate snowmobiles or travel on foot, snowshoes or skis to patrol trapline
Remove catch and reset traps and snares
Kill and skin catch for pelts, and treat and pack pelts for marketing
Trap live animals for sale to buyers or for relocation purposes
Maintain and repair trapping equipment
Maintain trails and access to trapping lines
Trap designated animals for bounty or other control programs
May monitor animal population in the trapping regions to ensure future sustainability.
Hunters perform some or all of the following duties:

Operate boats or snowmobiles or travel on foot to reach hunting areas
Kill wild animals using firearms or other weapons
Skin dead animals for pelts using knives
Treat, pack and transport pelts to processing plants or to public auctions
Maintain hunting equipment
May monitor animal population in the hunting regions to ensure future sustainability.

Trappers and hunters may specialize in trapping or hunting a particular kind of animal.

Employment Requirements: 

Completion of trapping or hunting courses may be required in some provinces.
A provincial trapping or hunting licence may be required.

Additional Inormation: 

In some jurisdictions, trappers may be allocated trapping areas based on their experience.

Classified Elsewhere: 

Animal control trappers or nuisance control trappers (in 7444 Pest controllers and fumigators)
Hunting guides (in 6532 Outdoor sport and recreational guides)

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Source Of Info: 

National Occupation Classification, (2011)

Statistics Canada and Human Resources and Skills Development Canada,

February 2012,

Catalogue no. 12-583-X