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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.
- Prepare dough for pies, bread and rolls and sweet goods, and prepare batters for muffins, cookies, cakes, icings and frostings according to recipes or special customer orders
- Operate machinery
- 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.
Québec, Beauport, Charlesbourg, Donnacona, Saint-Raymond, Baie-Saint-Paul, Beaupré, Cap-Rouge, Château-Richer, Clermont, Donohue, Lac-Saint-Charles, La Malbaie--Pointe-au-Pic, L'Ancienne-Lorette, Loretteville, Pont-Rouge, Portneuf, Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré, Saint-Émile, Val-Bélair, Le Moyne, Plage-Rhéaume, Sainte-Anne-Ouest, Sault-à-la-Puce
Outlook & Prospects for Bakers in Capitale-Nationale 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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For the 2012-2014 period, job opportunities in the Capitale-Nationale region are expected to be limited for this occupation.
Secondary school training in pastry making is usually required. To enter this occupation, candidates may also learn the trade under Emploi-Québec's apprenticeship program. The market for specialty breads is expanding in our region, which will increase the demand for qualified bakers. In recent years, new specialized establishments have opened and new products, often introduced by the immigrant population, have appeared, such as bagels, croissants, muffins, new varieties of breads and pastries, etc.
Local Labour Market News
Week of Apr 29 – May 03, 2013
- The Manoir St-Castin, located in Lac-Beauport close to Québec, will shut down for an indeterminate period starting October 14. Thirty-some people are current employees. (available in French only)
Week of Mar 04 – Mar 08, 2013
- The Liquor Store restobar in the Ste-Foy district of Quebec City is closing down. The restobar has approximately 40 employees. (available in French only)
Week of Jan 07 – Jan 11, 2013
- Le Mundial, a restaurant and bar on the route de l'Église in the Sainte-Foy neighbourhood of Québec, will close after 23 years. Approximately 20 people worked there. (available in French only)
Week of Nov 19 – Nov 23, 2012
- A new Super C chain store has opened on Soumande Street in Québec. The $5.5M investment created more than 80 jobs.
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