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Workers in this unit group prepare meat and poultry for further processing, for packaging or for marketing. They are employed in meat and poultry slaughtering, processing and packing establishments.
beef boner, ham cutter, industrial butcher, industrial meat cutter, meat trimmer, poultry preparer, slaughterer.
- Industrial butchers slaughter livestock using stunning devices and knives; skin, clean and trim carcasses; remove viscera and other inedible parts from carcasses; split carcasses into smaller portions to facilitate handling; and may slaughter cattle, calves and sheep as prescribed by religious laws.
- Industrial meat cutters cut beef, lamb, pork or veal carcasses or sides or quarters of carcasses into primal cuts for further cutting, processing or packaging; remove bones from meat; and cut meat and poultry into specific cuts for institutional, commercial or other wholesale use.
- Poultry preparers slaughter poultry and remove inedible parts; remove feathers and singe and wash poultry to prepare for further processing or packaging.
- Trimmers remove skin, excess fat, bruises or other blemishes from carcasses or meat portions.
Outlook & Prospects for Industrial Butchers and Meat Cutters, Poultry Preparers and Related Workers in Prince Edward Island
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
|Location||Employment Potential||Release Date|
|Prince Edward Island||2012-03-06|
Employment prospects for industrial butchers and meat cutters, poultry preparers and related workers are expected to be limited in 2012-2013.
Employment in this field is limited to one major processing facility with a stable workforce. As a result, employment opportunities for this occupation are expected to be limited.
Employment opportunities in this occupation are considered to be below average or relatively weak in the local area. However, a limited outlook should not prevent anyone from pursuing a specific career in which they are interested.
Local Labour Market News
Week of May 06 – May 10, 2013
- The Government of Canada and the provincial government have announced funding for IO Solutions Call Centre in Bloomfield to assit the company to hire an additional 70 employees and to purchase specialized equipment
- Charlottetown City Council announced that Birt & MacKay Backhoe Services Ltd has been awarded the $1.6M contract to build the airport roundabout by July 1 2013
- The Government of Canada and Holland College have invested in Canada's Smartest Kitchen at the Culinary Institute in Charlottetown to purchase new equipment to allow for continued food product development, analysis and promotion
- A pilot project in Charlottetown that allows a nurse practitioner to care for patients on the waiting list for family doctors will be expanded to Eastern PEI by the end of the year
- The University of PEI will increase tuition by 4% this fall to help offset a portion of the $9M deficit for the university
- PEI lobster fishers have tied up their boats in protest against low lobster prices from local seafood processors
Week of Apr 29 – May 03, 2013
- The Atlantic Workforce Partnership created by the Council of Atlantic Premiers will align training and hours require to attain certification in apprenticeable trades throughout Atlantic Canada
Week of Apr 22 – Apr 26, 2013
- Stanhope beach resort was destroyed by fire. The resort owners are assisting the approximately 100 employees to find other employment with their other properties or within the tourism sector on PEI.
- A new Tim Horton's in Souris will employ 30 full-time and part-time staff
- CONTAX, a business software IT company, has expanded into Charlottetown and plans to employ up to 37 people over the next five years
Week of Apr 15 – Apr 19, 2013
- Funding cuts and cost increases at the English Language School Board may mean as many as 50 teaching jobs being cut for the 2013-2014 school year. Some of the job cuts may be through attrition as at least 25 teachers will be retiring by June.
- Fish plant workers are reporting finding other work in the area after the Mariner Seafood plant announced last week it would not be re-opening next month
- The Mount Saint Mary's building in Charlottetown was sold to the JTM Group who will begin rennovations to turn it into a home for seniors living independently or requiring community or nursing care. The facility will be open later this year.
- The Provincial Governement will contribute $6.6M for 2014 celebrations on PEI as well as $2.8M for rennovations to the Homburg Theatre in the Confederation Centre
- 75 cruise ships are scheduled to visit Charlottetown Harbour this summer, this compares to 51 ships in 2012. The cruises visit Charlottetown from May to October and contribute approximately $13.4M to the PEI economy annually.
- The Grand Slam of Curling will be hosted in Summerside in 2014. The event was last held on Summerside in 2012 and generated $1.8M in revenue for the city.
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