Testers and graders, food and beverage processing

National Occupation Code (NOC): 9465  ยท  Browse All Occupations

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Testers and graders in this unit group test or grade ingredients and finished food or beverage products to ensure conformance to company standards. They are employed in fruit and vegetable processing plants, dairies, flour mills, bakeries, sugar refineries, fish plants, meat plants, breweries and other food and beverage processing plants.

Alternate Job Titles

  • Bacon Grader
  • Beef Grader
  • Beer Bottling Line Quality Control Tester
  • Beer Tester
  • Beverage And Bottle Inspector
  • Beverage Inspector
  • Bread Tester
  • Brewery Tester - Food And Beverage Processing
  • Butter Grader
  • Butterfat Tester
  • Can Inspector - Food And Beverage Processing
  • Candy Inspector
  • Canned And Bottled Foods Inspector
  • Capon Grader - Food And Beverage Processing
  • Casing Grader - Food And Beverage Processing
  • Cheese Grader
  • Cigar Grader
  • Cigarette Grader
  • Cigarette Tester
  • Cookie And Cracker Tester
  • Cream Grader
  • Dairy Cream Tester
  • Dairy Grader - Food And Beverage Processing
  • Dairy Moisture Tester
  • Dairy Product Tester - Food And Beverage Processing
  • Dairy Tester - Food And Beverage Processing
  • Dressed Poultry Grader
  • Feed Tester - Food And Beverage Processing
  • Filter Tip Inspector - Tobacco Processing
  • Fish Grader
  • Food And Beverage Processing Grader
  • Fruit And Vegetable Grader - Food And Beverage Processing
  • Gauger - Wineries
  • Grader - Food And Beverage Processing
  • Grain Sampler - Food And Beverage Processing
  • Ham Grader
  • Hogshead Inspector - Tobacco Processing
  • Honey Grader And Blender
  • Kosher Inspector - Food And Beverage Processing
  • Lamb Grader
  • Liquor Tester - Food And Beverage Processing
  • Mashgiach - Food And Beverage Processing
  • Meat Grader
  • Milk Grader
  • Milk Receiver-tester
  • Moisture Content Tester - Dairy Products
  • Moisture Content Tester - Tobacco Processing
  • Pork Grader
  • Poultry Grader
  • Process Control Checker - Food And Beverage Processing
  • Produce Grader - Food And Beverage Processing
  • Product Tester - Food And Beverage Processing
  • Quality Control Checker - Food And Beverage Processing
  • Seed Corn Grader
  • Soybean Tester
  • Starch Tester - Food And Beverage Processing
  • Sugar Tester
  • Tenderometer Tender - Food And Beverage Processing
  • Test Baker - Food And Beverage Processing
  • Tobacco Grader
  • Tobacco Leaf Grader
  • Tobacco Sample Puller
  • Veal Grader
  • Wine Tester
  • Wineries Fermentation Inspector
  • Wineries Gauger
  • Beef Grader
  • Beer Tester
  • Cheese Grader
  • Fish Grader
  • Milk Grader
  • Poultry Grader
  • Product Tester - Food And Beverage Processing
  • Tobacco Grader

Median Income by Education

The following table details the median income for various education levels for testers and graders, food and beverage processing.

Education Level Median Income
No certificate, diploma or degree N/A
Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate N/A
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma N/A
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma N/A
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level N/A
University certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above N/A
Total: Highest certificate, diploma or degree $20,885
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

Median Income by Sex

The following table details median income by sex for testers and graders, food and beverage processing.

Sex Median Income
Male $26,257
Female $0
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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Regional Employment Participation by Age Group

This chart and accompanying table outlines regional employment participation by age group for testers and graders, food and beverage processing

Age Group Employed Individuals
15 to 24 years 15
25 to 34 years 0
35 to 44 years 25
45 to 54 years 10
55 to 64 years 15
65 to 74 years 0
75 years and over 0
Total 65
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for labour force aged 15 and over in private households.

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Regional Employment Participation by Employment Type

This chart outlines regional employment participation by employment type for testers and graders, food and beverage processing. Hover over a pie section to see the associated employment type, or refer to the table below.

Employment Type Employed Individuals
Full Time 45
Part Time 30
Total 75
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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Regional Employment Participation by Sex

This chart outlines regional employment participation by sex for testers and graders, food and beverage processing. Hover over a pie section to see the associated sex, or refer to the table below.

Sex Employed Individuals
Male 20
Female 50
Total 70
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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Regional Employment Participation by Class of Worker

This chart outlines regional employment participation by class of worker for testers and graders, food and beverage processing. Hover over a pie section to see the associated class, or refer to the table below.

Class Employed Individuals
Employee 65
Self Employed 0
Total 65
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for labour force aged 15 and over in private households.

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Regional Employment Participation by Labour Force Status

This chart outlines regional employment participation by labour force status for testers and graders, food and beverage processing. Hover over a pie section to see the associated labour status, or refer to the table below.

Labour Status Individuals
Employed 55
Unemployed 15
Total 65
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for labour force aged 15 and over in private households.

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Regional Employment Participation by Education Level

This chart outlines regional employment participation by education level for testers and graders, food and beverage processing. Hover over a pie section to see the associated education level, or refer to the table below.

Education Level Individuals
No certificate, diploma or degree 10
Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate 25
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 0
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 10
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level 0
University certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above 10
Total 70
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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