View unit group

NOC 2021 Version 1.0


Search by job title
Search by NOC code

95107 – Labourers in fish and seafood processing

Labourers in fish and seafood processing 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.


Example titles

  • Cannery labourer
  • Fish briner - fish processing
  • Fish processing plant labourer
  • Fish salter - fish processing
  • Fish weigher
  • Shellfish packer - fish processing

Main duties

This group performs 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 (94142)
  • Supervisors, food and beverage processing (92012)

Breakdown summary

Broad occupational category
9 – Occupations in manufacturing and utilities
5 – Occupations usually require short-term work demonstration and no formal education
Major group
95 – Labourers in processing, manufacturing and utilities
Sub-major group
951 – Labourers in processing, manufacturing and utilities
Minor group
9510 – Labourers in processing, manufacturing and utilities
NOC 2021 Version 1.0
Date modified: