Bakers prepare bread, rolls, muffins, pies, pastries, cakes and cookies in retail and wholesale bakeries and dining establishments. They are employed in bakeries, supermarkets, catering companies, hotels, restaurants, hospitals, and other institutions, or they may be self-employed. Bakers who are supervisors are included in this unit group.
- Prepare dough for pies, bread, rolls and sweet goods, batters for muffins, cookies and cakes and icings and frostings according to recipes or special customer orders
- Bake mixed doughs and batters
- Frost and decorate cakes or other baked goods
- Ensure quality of products meets established standards
- Draw up production schedule to determine type and quantity of goods to produce
- Purchase baking supplies
- May oversee sales and merchandising of baked goods
- May hire, train and supervise baking personnel and kitchen staff.
- Baker Apprentice
- Bread Baker
- Head Baker
- Bakery Supervisor
(Government of Canada National Occupation Classification)
- Active Learning
- Service Orientation
- Time Management
Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD)
- Completion of secondary school is usually required
- Completion of a three or four-year apprenticeship program for bakers
- Completion of a college or other program for bakers
- Several years of commercial baking experience is usually required
- Trade certification is available, but voluntary, in Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, Quebec, Ontario, Alberta, British Columbia, the Yukon, the Northwest Territories and Nunavut
- Red Seal endorsement is also available to qualified bakers upon successful completion of the interprovincial Red Seal examination.
Potential Earnings in Durham Region
The average and median wages and salaries for individuals employed as bakers are as follows. Place of Residence (POR) is defined as individuals who reside within the Durham Region. Place of Work (POW) is defined as individuals who are employed within the Durham Region.
|Median Wages and Salaries (POR)||Average Wages and Salaries (POR)||Median Wages and Salaries (POW)||Average Wages and Salaries (POW)|
|Industry (NAICS)||Jobs in Durham Region (POW)||Durham Region Residents Employed (POR)|
|311 – Food Manufacturing||130||175|
(Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development 2016 data in Durham Workforce Authority’s 2017 Sector Report)
- The Red Seal Program: http://www.red-seal.ca/w.2lc.4m.2-eng.html