NOC 9618 – Labourers in fish and seafood processing



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.

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

Main 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.

All Titles

  • briner, fish – fish processingfish briner
  • cannery labourer
  • cannery labourer – fish processing
  • cooler operator – fish processing
  • fish bin worker – fish processing
  • fish briner – fish processing
  • fish culler
  • fish curing worker
  • fish dipper – fish processing
  • fish flaker – fish processing
  • fish freezing worker – fish processing
  • fish hopper filling worker
  • fish icer – fish processing
  • fish packer – fish processing
  • fish pickler – fish processing
  • fish plant labourer
  • fish processing labourer
  • fish salter – fish processingfish salter
  • fish sorter
  • fish washer – fish processing
  • fish weigher
  • fish-processing plant labourer
  • handler, fish-processing plant
  • labourer – shellfish processing
  • labourer, cannery – fish processing
  • labourer, fish-processing plant
  • plant labourer – fish processing
  • shellfish checker – fish processing
  • shellfish labourer
  • shellfish packer – fish processingshellfish packer
  • shellfish processing labourer


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


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