Immigrate to Canada as a Butcher
March 7, 2021
Canada’s meat processing industry needs experienced industrial butchers and employs the largest number of people in the food industry, with almost 72,000 workers, according to Ibis World. Not only is there a current demand for butchers in almost every province in Canada but the industry is expected to see a further 3.4% industry growth. When you choose to immigrate to Canada as a butcher, not only can you expect an average salary of about $17.71 per hour ($42,301 per year) but both you and your loved ones can get permanent residence through one of 5 main Canadian immigration programs.
To speak to one of our consultants and have your eligibility assessment done by a verified service, simply click the link below or continue reading to find out which provinces need butchers and how to get there.
How Do I Become a Butcher in Canada?There are many ways to immigrate to Canada as a butcher. Butchers are listed as an in-demand occupation in Canada, in almost every province, and with expected growth and expansion in the meat processing industry forecast over the next five years, the high demand can only increase along with it. We’ve listed the top 5 Canadian immigration options for butchers, below:
- Express Entry System;
- Provincial Nominee Program;
- Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot;
- New Agri-Food Immigration Pilot; and
- Atlantic Immigration Pilot
The Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) allows you to immigrate to Canada if you are a skilled or semi-skilled worker and have experience in a profession that is in demand or can contribute to the economic success of the province or territory. Each province/territory has its own PNP with its own specific requirements that must be met to be considered eligible. If you are successful in your application you will receive a provincial nomination, which is worth 600 extra CRS points which could all but guarantee that you receive an ITA for Canadian permanent residence.
It is important to note that there are two different National Occupation Classification (NOC) Codes for butchers:
- NOC 6331: Butchers, meat cutters, and fishmongers (retail and wholesale); or
- NOC 9462: Industrial butchers and meat cutters, poultry preparers, and related workers.
|Top Canadian Provinces That Need Butchers|
|NOC Code||Province/Territory||Immigration Stream|
|NOC 9462||British Columbia||Alberta Express Entry Stream Alberta Opportunity Stream|
|NOC 9462||Manitoba||Manitoba Skilled Worker Overseas Stream|
|NOC 6331||Newfoundland & Labrador||Skilled Workers Stream|
|NOC 9462 NOC 6331||Ontario||Employer Job Offer Category: In-demand Skills Stream Human Capital Category: Express Entry Skilled Trades Stream|
|NOC 9462||Prince Edward Island||Critical Workers Stream|
|NOC 6331 & 9462||Saskatchewan||International Skilled Workers Stream|
- Newfoundland and Labrador,
- Prince Edward Island,
- New Brunswick; and
- Nova Scotia.
How We Can Help You Immigrate to Canada as a Butcher
Navigating the Canadian immigration system can be a lengthy and complicated process, with a copious amount of forms and documents to complete and strict submission dates, we wouldn’t blame you if you felt apathetic about getting started on your application. But that's what we’re here for. At MDC, we take the stress and hassle out of planning to relocate abroad. Our accredited RCICs (Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultants) are ready to evaluate your eligibility, review all documentation and submit all documentation on your behalf.Using an RCIC not only gives you the best possible chance of receiving an ITA but will make the entire process simple and stress-free. We handle the paperwork while you choose your dream job in Canada. All you have to do is fill out our application form to receive your assessment today and we’ll take care of the rest. It's just that simple.