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Fish Plant Workers  (NOC 9463)
Estrie Region
Description |  Titles |  Duties |   Related Occupations

This unit group includes fish plant machine operators, who set up and operate machinery to process and package fish products, and fish plant cutters and cleaners, who cut, trim and clean fish by hand. Fish plant workers are employed in fish processing plants.

fish cake maker, fish canning machine operator, fish cleaner and cutter, fish cutting machine operator, fish plant worker, shellfish processor, shellfish separator tender, shellfish shucker, trimmer – fish processing.

Fish plant machine operators perform some or all of the following duties:
  • Set up and operate machines to clean, cut, cook, smoke, brine, dehydrate or otherwise process fish products
  • Set up and operate machines to can, bag, box or otherwise package fish products
  • Check products and packaging for defects and to ensure conformance to company standards and perform corrective machine adjustments as required
  • Record production information such as quantity, weight, date and type of products packaged.
Fish plant cutters and cleaners perform some or all of the following duties:
  • Cut, clean and trim fish prior to marketing or further processing
  • Scrape away scales, cut fish, separate fillets and remove scrap parts using knife
  • Check fish fillets to determine optimal number and size of fillet sections, cut sections according to specifications and place in container for weighing
  • Disjoint and remove meat from lobsters or other crustaceans preparatory to canning or further processing.
Included Cities in Region | Service Canada Offices

Sherbrooke, Coaticook, Lac-Mégantic, Richmond, Asbestos, Bromptonville, Cookshire, Danville, East Angus, Fleurimont, Lennoxville, Magog, Rock Forest, Valcourt, Windsor

View a list of Service Canada offices in this area.

Outlook & Prospects for Fish Plant Workers in Estrie 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.

Provincial Employment Potential Information

The following table identifies employment conditions within Québec.

questionUndetermined : UndeterminedLimited : LimitedFair : FairGood : Good
Table on the employment potential for Fish Plant Workers in Québec.
Location Employment Potential Release Date
Québec Limited   (1 of 3 stars) 2014-07-21

For the 2013-2015 period, job opportunities in the Québec Province are expected to be limited for this occupation.

Table on the employment potential for Fish Plant Workers in Estrie Region as well as in the rest of the Québec.
Location Employment Potential Release Date
Abitibi-Témiscamingue Region Undetermined   (Undetermined) 2014-07-21
Bas-Saint-Laurent Region Undetermined   (Undetermined) 2014-07-21
Capitale-Nationale Region Undetermined   (Undetermined) 2014-07-21
Centre-du-Québec Region Undetermined   (Undetermined) 2014-07-21
Chaudière-Appalaches Region Undetermined   (Undetermined) 2014-07-21
Côte-Nord Region Fair   (2 of 3 stars) 2014-07-21
Estrie Region Undetermined   (Undetermined) 2014-07-21
Gaspésie -- Îles-de-la-Madeleine Region Limited   (1 of 3 stars) 2014-07-21
Lanaudière Region Undetermined   (Undetermined) 2014-07-21
Laurentides Region Undetermined   (Undetermined) 2014-07-21
Laval Region Undetermined   (Undetermined) 2014-07-21
Mauricie Region Undetermined   (Undetermined) 2014-07-21
Montérégie Region Undetermined   (Undetermined) 2014-07-21
Montréal Region Undetermined   (Undetermined) 2014-07-21
Nord-du-Québec Region Fair   (2 of 3 stars) 2014-07-21
Outaouais Region Undetermined   (Undetermined) 2014-07-21
Saguenay--Lac-Saint-Jean Region Undetermined   (Undetermined) 2014-07-21

Additional Provincial Prospects

Visit the Provincial Job Futures for information on the current trends and the future outlook for occupations in this province or territory. This Web site is a joint effort of the federal, provincial and territorial governments. You can view a report specific to this occupation on: Provincial Job Futures - (Employment Prospects section) Web Site.

Provincial / Territorial Labour Market News

Week of Aug 18 - Aug 22, 2014 Week of Aug 11 - Aug 15, 2014 Week of Aug 04 - Aug 08, 2014 Week of Jul 28 - Aug 01, 2014
Please consult the Estrie Region and Canada tabs for more useful information related to outlook.