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Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

Retail Meat Processing Certificate


The only one of its kind in BC, this nine-month program prepares you for a career as a meat cutter in custom cutting, sausage and curing operations, supermarkets and megamarkets. Instruction includes 80% hands-on and 20% theory, with work-experience placements at businesses across the province. Apprenticeship Level 1 & 2 also available.


Gain the knowledge and skills to enter employment as meat cutters in custom cutting, sausage and curing operations, and in supermarkets and megamarkets with their own manufacturing facilities.

Admission Requirements

Limited admission

  • Grade 10 (or equivalent)
  • Canadian citizenship or permanent resident status
  • Successful medical
  • Successful entry assessment test
  • Orientation with program coordinator
  • FOODSAFE Level 1
    *Students may apply without Food Safe certification however, they must provide evidence of successful completion during the first week of classes.

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Canadian students
Phone: 250-828-5036

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