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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.
Longueuil, Beloeil, Contrecoeur, Granby, Huntingdon, Mont-Saint-Hilaire, Otterburn Park, Saint-Hyacinthe, Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, Acton Vale, Bedford, Cowansville, Farnham, Iberville, L'Île-Perrot, Marieville, Pincourt, Richelieu, Saint-Césaire, Sainte-Julie, Saint-Joseph-de-Sorel, Saint-Luc, Saint-Rémi, Saint-Timothée, Sorel, Tracy, Waterloo, McMasterville, Nitro, Saint-Mathieu-de-Beloeil, Val-Boisé
Outlook & Prospects for Industrial Butchers and Meat Cutters, Poultry Preparers and Related Workers in Montérégie 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 Monteregie region are expected to be fair for this occupation. Employment levels are quite high in this occupational group, and labour demand will be moderate. More than two thirds of job opportunities will stem from positions becoming available as members of this occupation retire. Others will be the result of job creation.
Meat and poultry processers are the main employers. The region once had many jobs in the pork processing industry, which is strongly export-oriented. The rising value of the Canadian dollar beginning in 2003, coupled with the crisis in the pork industry, forced businesses to cut production costs in order to remain competitive. This led to numerous layoffs in Montérégie from 2004 to 2007, thus reducing the available labour pool. However, the poultry industry, which sells its products on the Canadian market, has experienced relatively stable employment levels in the last few years. Finally, a fairly high labour turnover rate in this occupational group may create additional job opportunities.
Local Labour Market News
Week of Jun 10 – Jun 14, 2013
- Lafarge Cement in Saint-Constant will be laying off about 60 workers on July 8, 2013 as a result of the downturn in the construction industry (available in French only)
- A park-and-ride lot estimated at between $20 and $30M will be built in Sainte-Julie. Work will begin in 2014 with completion in 2016. (available in French only)
- A&W is opening a new restaurant in Saint-Hyacinthe and creating 35 jobs (available in French only)
- The axe has fallen at the IBM plant in Bromont, which had to lay off a number of temporary employees (available in French only)
Week of Jun 03 – Jun 07, 2013
- Shopping centre, Place Longueuil, will be renovated for approximately $33.3M (available in French only)
- Solmax has invested $15M in an expansion project that will allow it to create 13 jobs in Varennes (available in French only)
- Ericsson will build new facilities estimated at $1.2B in Vaudreuil-Dorion (available in French only)
Week of May 27 – May 31, 2013
- Acrobate, a company specializing in the printing of textiles and promotional objects in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, has moved and created a few jobs (available in French only)
- Ultramar of Saint-Lambert will shut down on June 1st, leading to the layoff of 5 workers (available in French only)
- Jean Coutu has invested $190M in Varennes for the construction of a new distribution centre (available in French only)
- RBC Bank has invested $10M for a new branch in Brossard's Dix30 neighbourhood (available in French only)
Week of May 20 – May 24, 2013
- The caterer Un Vent de Lyon in Granby will hire approximately 50 people between now and September 2013 (available in French only)
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