NOC 9618 – Labourers in fish and seafood processing


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  • shellfish processing labourer

Job Duties

Labourers in fish and seafood processing perform some or all of the following duties:

  • Unload fish and shellfish from fishing vessels and transport them by hand or forklift truck to work area in fish processing plant
  • Immerse fresh fish fillets in brine solution to condition them for wrapping or freezing
  • Weigh fish or shellfish, record weight and pack fish in ice
  • Sort fish according to species, weight and destination
  • Clean work areas and equipment
  • Transport supplies and packaging materials throughout plant and storage area manually or with powered equipment
  • Measure and dump ingredients into hoppers of mixing and grinding machines.

Employment Requirements

  • Some secondary school education may be required.

Additional Information

  • Progression to other occupations in the fish processing industry is possible with experience.


  • Fish and seafood plant workers (9463)
  • Foremen/women of workers in fish processing (in 9213 Supervisors, food and beverage processing)

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