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Pork Production Technician

Trade Description:

Pork production technicians are certified to handle and care for pigs in the breeding, farrowing, nursery and finishing stages of pork production. Overall duties include caring for the breeding herd and growing pigs in their development from birth to market, including feeding, watering, care, stockmanship, and keeping a safe and sanitary barn environment.

Pork production technicians are employed in specialized farms.

Trade Regulation PDF Document Prepping for the Exam - Booklist
Provincial Occupational Analysis

Apprenticeship - Annual Requirements:

Levels Total Hours/Year
(On-the-Job & Technical Training)
Total Weeks/Year
(Technical Training)
Delivered By
2 1,800
Level One - 190 Hours
Level Two - 180 Hours

Training Standards:

PDF Document Level One PDF Document Level Chart
PDF Document Level Two PDF Document Profile Chart
PDF Document POA Comparison Chart

Challenging the Exam - Trades Qualification:

Years of Experience
Hours Required
Additional Practical
Exam Required
3 (in last 5 years) 5,400 No
PDF Document Employer Declaration | PDF Document Employer Declaration (FR)
PDF Document Statutory Declaration | PDF Document Statutory Declaration (FR)

Designated Trainers:

PDF Document Work Experience Form