Job requirements Restaurant Purchasing Agent in Canada

Find out what you typically need to work as a restaurant purchasing agent in Canada. These requirements are applicable to all Purchasing agents and officers (NOC 1225).

Employment requirements

This is what you typically need for the job.

  • A bachelor's degree or college diploma in business administration, commerce or economics is usually required.
  • Purchasing agents and officers purchasing specialized materials or business services may require a related university degree or college diploma. For example, a bachelor's degree or college diploma in engineering may be required for purchasers of industrial products.
  • A certificate in purchasing from the Purchasing Management Association of Canada (PMAC) may be required.
  • Previous experience as a purchasing clerk or as an administrative clerk may be required.
  • Certification from the International Right of Way Association (IRWA) may be required.

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 Land Agent Regulated Alberta Labour, Land Agent Licensing, Government of Alberta
Supply Chain Management Professional Regulated Supply Chain Management Association, Sterling Business Centre
Manitoba Certified Professional Purchaser Regulated Supply Chain Management Association, Sterling Business Centre
Supply Chain Management Professional Regulated Supply Chain Management Association, Manitoba

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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