9618- Labourers in fish and seafood processing

Canada NOC: 
Job Title: 

Labourers in fish and seafood processing

Job Description: 

Labourers in this unit group perform clean-up, packaging, material handling and other elemental activities related to fish and seafood processing. They are employed in fish and seafood processing and packaging plants.

Main Duties: 

Labourers in fish and seafood processing perform some or all of the following duties:

Unload fish and shellfish from fishing vessels and transport them by hand or forklift truck to work area in fish processing plant
Immerse fresh fish fillets in brine solution to condition them for wrapping or freezing
Weigh fish or shellfish, record weight and pack fish in ice
Sort fish according to species, weight and destination
Clean work areas and equipment
Transport supplies and packaging materials throughout plant and storage area manually or with powered equipment
Measure and dump ingredients into hoppers of mixing and grinding machines.

Employment Requirements: 

Some secondary school education may be required.

Additional Inormation: 

Progression to other occupations in the fish processing industry is possible with experience.

Classified Elsewhere: 

Fish and seafood plant workers (9463)
Foremen/women of workers in fish processing (in 9213 Supervisors, food, beverage and associated products processing)

International Careers(ISCO): 
Source Of Info: 

National Occupation Classification, (2011)

Statistics Canada and Human Resources and Skills Development Canada,

February 2012,

Catalogue no. 12-583-X