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Labourers in this unit group perform clean-up, packaging, material handling and other elemental activities related to fish processing. They are employed in fish processing and packaging plants.
cannery labourer, fish briner, fish plant labourer, fish salter, fish weigher, shellfish labourer, shellfish packer.
- 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.
Outlook & Prospects for Labourers in Fish Processing in Vancouver Island and Coast 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
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Local Labour Market NewsWeek of Jul 07 - Jul 11, 2014
- Steelhead LNG Corp recently applied to the National Energy Board for an export licence to ship up to 30M tonnes of LNG a year for 25 years. The company is proposing to build an LNG export terminal in Port Alberni.
- Quality Foods has opened a new location in Langford, creating between 75 and 100 jobs. Quality Foods also announced that it plans to open two more stores in Victoria over the next year.
- A new restaurant, Twisted Dishes Café, recently opened in Comox
- TimberWest is proposing a $60M wood pellet plant near Nanaimo. The plant would be the first of its scale on Vancouver Island and would supply carbon-neutral fuel to industrial customers around the world.
- Sixty workers at the Victoria Youth Custody Centre have received layoff notices after plans were announced to close the facility. The youth who are currently at the Victoria-based centre will be transferred to a facility in Burnaby.
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