Bakers (NOC 6332)

Occupation targeted by the Workplace Apprenticeship Program

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Job titles

Nature of work

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.

Fields of interest

  • Working for yourself
  • Working in sales and customer service
  • Working in the hospitality or tourism industries
  • Working with your hands

Main duties

  • Bakers perform some or all of the following duties:
  • - Prepare dough for pies, bread, rolls and sweet goods, batters for muffins, cookies and cakes and 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.

Main characteristics of the occupation

These headings are provided for the following occupation(s) :

Bakers (NOC 6332)

Employment requirements

  • * Completion of secondary school is usually required.
  • * Completion of a three- or four-year apprenticeship program for bakers or Completion of a college or other program for bakers is usually required.
  • * On-the-job training may be provided.
  • * Trade certification is available, but voluntary, in Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, Quebec, Ontario, Alberta, British Columbia, the Yukon, the Northwest Territories and Nunavut.
  • * Red Seal endorsement is also available to qualified bakers upon successful completion of the interprovincial Red Seal examination.

Skill type

  • Sales and service occupations

Skill level

  • Technical

More information

  • * The Red Seal endorsement allows for interprovincial mobility. Additional information from Emploi-Québec: Under the Agreement on Internal Trade, a worker holding certification in a regulated trade has access to interprovincial labour mobility, whether or not the worker’s certification bears a Red Seal endorsement.