How To Become A Baker In Canada In 2023 [Detailed Guide]

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There are those who believe that flour is gold dust and the hands that prepare dough are always filled with love, so I give it to bakers. Baking is the act of baking bread, cakes, it anything similar in an oven. Anyone who bakes for commercial use is called a Baker.

You might think it’ll be a very easy process to be a Baker anywhere but it might interest you to know that bakers aren’t seen in those lenses anymore, they’re now boomers and you might need a teensy bit of qualification to be a Baker in Canada.

What Does It Require To Be A Baker In Canada?

Employment Requirements

To be a Baker in Canada, you must have done the following as pre-requisite;

  • Completed your secondary school education.
  • Completed a three- or four-year apprenticeship program for bakers or Completed a college or other program for bakers.
  • You might require On-the-job training.
  • Trade certification 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 usually awarded to qualified bakers upon successful completion of the interprovincial Red Seal examination.
  • Source National Occupational Classification.
  • Professional certification and licensing.
  • You might also be required to get a certification from a regulatory authority before you start working.

The table below shows the requirement and regulations of this occupation in each province/territory.

Table listing provincial regulation requirements
Location Job title Regulation Regulatory body
Alberta Baker Regulated Apprenticeship and Industry Training Office, Government of Alberta
British Columbia Baker Regulated Industry Training Authority British Columbia
New Brunswick Baker Regulated Apprenticeship and Occupational Certification, Government of New Brunswick
Newfoundland and Labrador Baker Regulated Apprenticeship and Trades Certification Division, Department of Advanced Education and Skills of Newfoundland and Labrador
Northwest Territories Baker Regulated Apprenticeship and Trades, Government of the Northwest Territories
Nova Scotia Baker Regulated Nova Scotia Apprenticeship Agency
Nunavut Baker Regulated Apprenticeship, Trade and Occupations Certification, Government of Nunavut
Ontario Baker Regulated Ontario College of Trades
Baker (patissier) Regulated Ontario College of Trades
Prince Edward Island Baker Regulated Apprenticeship Training and Skilled Trade Certification, Government of Prince Edward Island
Québec Baker Regulated Emploi Québec
Pastry Cook Regulated Emploi Québec
Yukon Baker Regulated Apprenticeship and Tradesperson Qualifications, Yukon Education

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