Labourers in fish and seafood processing - Emploi d'avenir

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Labourers in fish and seafood processing

Process seafood products that will make their way to dinner plates across Québec and beyond, overseeing the weighing, preparation and handling of these goods.

Average salaryNot published


Labourers in this unit group perform clean-up, packaging, material handling and other elemental activities related to fish and seafood processing. They are employed in fish and seafood processing and packaging plants.

Main tasks

  • 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.


No secondary, college or university-level programs of study are indexed for this trade or occupation.

More information

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This trade is in highest demand in these regions:

  • Bas-St-Laurent
  • Côte-Nord et Nord-du-Québec
  • Gaspésie-Îles-de-la-Madeleine

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