Job requirements Food And Beverage Server in Canada
Find out what you typically need to work as a food and beverage server in Canada. These requirements are applicable to all Food and beverage servers (NOC 65200).
This is what you typically need for the job.
- An apprenticeship program for food and beverage servers is available, but voluntary, in Quebec and Saskatchewan.
- Sommeliers may require courses in wine selection and service or experience as a formal waiter/waitress.
- Formal waiters/waitresses may require completion of a one- or two-year apprenticeship program or college or vocational school courses.
- On-the-job training is usually provided.
- Completion of secondary school may be required.
- Responsible beverage service certification is usually required for employees serving alcoholic beverages.
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 and contact the regulatory authority to learn about the certification process.
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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