Job description Baker near Toronto (ON)

Find out what work is like for a baker in Canada. This work description is applicable to all Bakers (NOC 63202).



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. Apprentices are also included in this unit group.

Work week duration

Bakers usually work between 35 to 40 hours per week.
Between 35 to 40 hours

Job duties

Here are some of the main activities and tasks that Bakers have to perform, and some of the physical demands they involve:

  • Prepare dough for pies, bread, rolls and sweet goods, batters for muffins, cookies and cakes and icings and frostings according to recipes or special customer orders
  • 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.

Physical demands Help - Physical Demands

  • Standing
  • Handling material manually
  • Making repetitive motions

Workplaces and employers

Here are the typical workplaces where Bakers are employed and some of their main characteristics:

  • Catering companies
  • Hotels
  • Supermarkets
  • Self-employment
  • Restaurants
  • Hospitals and other institutions
  • Bakeries

Work environment Help - Physical Work Environment

  • Indoors, environmentally controlled
  • Extreme temperatures
  • Hazardous equipment, machinery, tools
  • Sound and noise
  • Skin injury
  • Standard safety equipment

Physical proximity from others Help - Physical proximity from others

  • Somewhat close (e.g. share office)

Related job titles

Here are some other related job titles that are found in the same occupational category (NOC 63202), and a list of similar occupations:

  • baker
  • baker apprentice
  • bakery supervisor
  • bread baker
  • head baker

Similar occupations Help - Similar occupations

Sources Occupational and Skills Information System & National Occupational Classification

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