Job requirements Animal Control Trapper in Canada

National Occupational Classification update

We have updated this page to reflect the transition to the 2021 version of the National Occupational Classification (NOC). This means that the occupation "animal control trapper" was moved from the group Pest controllers and fumigators (NOC 7444) to the group Pest controllers and fumigators (NOC 73202).

Find out what you typically need to work as an animal control trapper in Canada. These requirements are applicable to all Pest controllers and fumigators (NOC 73202).

Employment requirements

This is what you typically need for the job.

  • Completion of secondary school is usually required.
  • Completion of courses in pest control or extermination or several months of on-the-job training are usually required.
  • Provincial pesticide applicator licence is required in all provinces.

Source National Occupational Classification

Professional certification and licensing

You might need to get a certification from a regulatory authority before you start working. Find out if this occupation is regulated in your province or territory.

Table listing provincial regulation requirements
Location Job title Regulation Regulatory body
Alberta Structural Pesticide Applicator/pesticide Dispenser Regulated Alberta Environment and Parks
British Columbia Pesticide Applicator/dispenser Regulated Ministry of Agriculture, Government of British Columbia
Manitoba Pesticide & Manure Applicator Regulated Manitoba Agriculture - Pesticide and Manure Licensing Program
Pesticide Dealer Regulated Manitoba Agriculture, Pesticide and Manure Licensing Program
Nova Scotia Pesticide Applicator Regulated Nova Scotia Environment
Ontario Water Exterminator Regulated Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change, Public Information Centre, Government of Ontario
Structural Exterminator Regulated Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change, Public Information Centre, Government of Ontario
Land Exterminator Regulated Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change, Public Information Centre, Government of Ontario
Pesticide Vendor Outlet Representative Regulated Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change, Public Information Centre, Government of Ontario
Québec Pesticide Handler Regulated Ministère du Dévelopement durable, Environnement et Parcs, Centre de renseignements
Pesticide Vendor Regulated Ministère du Dévelopement durable, Environnement et Parcs, Centre de renseignements
Saskatchewan Opérateur/opératrice D'équipement Pipelines Regulated Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture
Yukon Pesticide Applicator Regulated Environment Yukon, Government of Yukon

Source Foreign Credential Recognition Program - ESDC

Do you want to work in another province or territory?

If you are already certified to work in a regulated occupation in your province or territory, it will be easier for you to have your certification recognized in another province or territory. See the Workers Mobility's website to learn more.

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