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Bakers  (NOC 6252)
Vancouver Island and Coast Region
Description |  Titles |  Duties |   Related Occupations

Bakers prepare bread, rolls, muffins, pies, pastries, cakes and cookies in retail and wholesale bakeries and dining establishments. They are employed in bakeries, supermarkets, catering companies, hotels, restaurants, hospitals, and other institutions, or they may be self-employed. Bakers who are supervisors are included in this unit group.

baker, baker apprentice, bakery supervisor, head baker.

Bakers perform some or all of the following duties:
  • Prepare dough for pies, bread and rolls and sweet goods, and prepare batters for muffins, cookies, cakes, icings and frostings according to recipes or special customer orders
  • Operate machinery
  • Bake mixed doughs and batters
  • Frost and decorate cakes or other baked goods
  • Ensure quality of products meets established standards
  • Draw up production schedule to determine type and quantity of goods to produce
  • Purchase baking supplies
  • May oversee sales and merchandising of baked goods
  • May hire, train and supervise baking personnel and kitchen staff.
Included Cities in Region | Service Canada Offices

Victoria, Campbell River, Colwood, Courtenay, Duncan, Nanaimo, Parksville, Port Alberni, Comox, Ladysmith, Lake Cowichan, Port McNeill, Qualicum Beach, Sidney, View Royal, Cumberland, Sooke

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Outlook & Prospects for Bakers in Vancouver Island and Coast Region

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Local Employment Potential Information

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Table on the employment potential for Bakers in Vancouver Island and Coast Region as well as in the rest of the British Columbia.
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Local Labour Market News

Week of Mar 31 - Apr 04, 2014
  • Downtown Victoria will get a new flea market this year. Located in Market Square, the flea market will run every Sunday from May 4th until September. Organizers are hoping that the new flea market will also help invigorate surrounding businesses.
  • Marshalls, a US retail chain, recently opened in Victoria¿s Hillside Centre. The 29,400 sq.-ft. store has created jobs for 60 residents of Victoria. Eleven more Marshalls stores are scheduled to open across Canada this year.
Week of Mar 24 - Mar 28, 2014 Week of Mar 17 - Mar 21, 2014
  • Target has opened its second store in Victoria, located at the Hillside Centre. The new store is larger than Victoria's first Target, coming in at 122,000-sq.-ft.
  • Nine unionized employees who were laid off from the Victoria Salvation Army recycling centre in February have been reinstated following a grievance. The union reports, however, that the company is working to follow proper layoff procedures and the employees may still be out of work.
Week of Mar 03 - Mar 07, 2014
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