Agricultural and fish products inspectors jobs in Canada

Salary

55 680 $
This salary is an average estimate between all available diplomas degrees related to this career. Click here to get an overview of salary depending of diploma.
No certificate, diploma or degree : 44 800 $
High school diploma or equivalent : 54 500 $
Postsecondary certificate or diploma below bachelor level : 54 700 $
University certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above : 59 370 $

Career's stability

Stable
The career's stability is based on the employment projection for that working area for the year 2022.

Employment requirements

  • Completion of secondary school is required.
  • Government inspectors usually require a bachelor's degree or college diploma in agriculture, biology, chemistry, food processing technology or a related discipline.
  • Inspectors (other than government) may require a bachelor's degree or college diploma in a related discipline.
  • Several years of experience in agricultural production or fish processing are usually required.
  • Completion of in-house training courses is required.

Job overview

Agricultural and fish products inspectors inspect agricultural and fish products for conformity to prescribed production, storage and transportation standards. They are employed by government departments and agencies and by private sector food processing companies. Supervisors of agricultural and fish products inspectors are also included in this group.

Main duties

  • Fish and fish products inspectors inspect fish, fish products, fish handling and processing methods and prepare reports and ensure that regulations are followed.
  • Fruit and vegetables inspectors inspect fresh and frozen fruit and vegetables at inspection centres and prepare reports on crop production and market conditions.
  • Grain inspectors inspect and grade all classes of grain at terminal elevators, monitor the fumigation of infested grain, and examine storage, handling and transportation equipment to ensure that sanitary procedures are followed.
  • Meat inspectors monitor the operations and sanitary conditions of slaughtering and meat processing plants and inspect carcasses to ensure they are fit for human consumption.
  • Plant protection inspectors certify seed crops, oversee the quarantine, treatment or destruction of plants and plant products, and the fumigation of plants and plant product imports and exports.

Illustrative example(s)

  • agricultural products inspector
  • crop certification inspector
  • dairy products inspector
  • fish inspector
  • fish products inspector
  • fruit and vegetables inspector
  • grain inspector
  • livestock inspector
  • meat inspector
  • plant protection inspector
  • poultry inspector
  • supervisor, agricultural products inspection
  • supervisor, fish products inspection

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