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Workers in this unit group prepare meat and poultry for further processing, for packaging or for marketing. They are employed in meat and poultry slaughtering, processing and packing establishments.
beef boner, ham cutter, industrial butcher, industrial meat cutter, meat trimmer, poultry preparer, slaughterer.
- Industrial butchers slaughter livestock using stunning devices and knives; skin, clean and trim carcasses; remove viscera and other inedible parts from carcasses; split carcasses into smaller portions to facilitate handling; and may slaughter cattle, calves and sheep as prescribed by religious laws.
- Industrial meat cutters cut beef, lamb, pork or veal carcasses or sides or quarters of carcasses into primal cuts for further cutting, processing or packaging; remove bones from meat; and cut meat and poultry into specific cuts for institutional, commercial or other wholesale use.
- Poultry preparers slaughter poultry and remove inedible parts; remove feathers and singe and wash poultry to prepare for further processing or packaging.
- Trimmers remove skin, excess fat, bruises or other blemishes from carcasses or meat portions.
Québec, Beauport, Charlesbourg, Donnacona, Saint-Raymond, Baie-Saint-Paul, Beaupré, Cap-Rouge, Château-Richer, Clermont, Donohue, Lac-Saint-Charles, La Malbaie--Pointe-au-Pic, L'Ancienne-Lorette, Loretteville, Pont-Rouge, Portneuf, Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré, Saint-Émile, Val-Bélair, Le Moyne, Plage-Rhéaume, Sainte-Anne-Ouest, Sault-à-la-Puce
Outlook & Prospects for Industrial Butchers and Meat Cutters, Poultry Preparers and Related Workers in Capitale-Nationale Region
The future forecast and current conditions for an occupation can vary based on location or due to changes in the economy, technology, or demand for a product or service.
Local Employment Potential Information
|Location||Employment Potential||Release Date|
|Capitale-Nationale Region||(2 of 3 stars)||2014-07-21|
For the 2013-2015 period, job opportunities in the Capitale-Nationale region are expected to be fair for this occupation.
Local Labour Market NewsWeek of Aug 11 - Aug 15, 2014
- A microbrewery should be opening its doors at the Duchesnay tourist station (Ste-Catherine-de-la-Jacques-Cartier). Its construction should begin this fall and end in the spring. A dozen jobs will be created. (available in French only)
- St-Bernard-based Aliments Breton will build a new mill in Scott. The investment is estimated at $32M and about 30 people will work at the mill. Work will commence this fall. (available in French only)
- The Québec Port Authority is in the process of submitting its project to expand piers in the Beauport and St-Charles river sector. This $555M project would create 2,000 direct or indirect jobs. (available in French only)
- Québec-owned Océan is setting up shop in New Brunswick. The company will be investing $29M to build a floating dry dock with a lifting capacity of nearly 7,000 tonnes. This project should create between 57 and 77 jobs in Bas-Caraquet. (available in French only)
- Ubisoft will set up new work spaces in the Saint-Roch neighbourhood and head up a component of Assassin's Creed. This contract may lead to the hiring of around 50 recruits for the Québec studio in the next three years. (available in French only)
- Montréal company Rodeo FX, which specializes in the creation of digital visual effects, is opening an office in Québec. The $1M investment should create 30-some jobs in the Saint-Roch neighbourhood. (available in French only)
- A new L'Académie restaurant has just opened in Québec City's Galeries de la Capitale. The opening has created approximately 50 jobs.
- The Centre québécois de valorisation des biotechnologies (CQVB), located in Québec, will shut down by the end of July. Approximately 15 people will be affected by this closure. (available in French only)
- Coveo recorded a 46% growth in sales in 2013. The company boasts 700 clients and plans to hire 50 professionals in 2014, mainly at its Québec City head office. (available in French only)
- At the Resolute Forest Products plant in Clermont, machine number 4 will shut down for three weeks beginning mid-August. Between 20 and 25 workers will be affected by the temporary shut-down. (available in French only)
- On July 31, Archambault will close its Old Québec store due to the restructuring of its operations, resulting in the layoff of 18 employees (available in French only)
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