Bakers are creative individuals, who can follow and create a recipe—often on the spot. They take great pride in their hands-on, challenging work, which is on display every day for customers to enjoy. 

As a Baker, you’re a master of time management—fast and precise, able to produce baked goods under tight timelines. You’re also constantly multitasking, from receiving and measuring ingredients to preparing batters and doughs, baking and decorating. 

You might find yourself working with other Bakers in a retail or bakery, leading the baking at a hotel or restaurant, or running your own business.

What You'll Learn

  • How to prepare doughs and batters 
  • How to decorate cakes and other treats 
  • How to ensure consistent quality across large quantities of baked goods 
  • How to operate large mixers, ovens and other small-scale industrial equipment 
  • How to order, organize and store food safely  

Key Job Skills

  • Monitoring and active learning 
  • Safe food storage and handling 
  • Merchandising, inventory, and sales  
  • Baked goods materials, principles and terminology 
  • Assembly, icing and decoration  

Technical Training

To get certified, you will need to sign up for technical training at an approved training provider in addition to on-the-job training. 

Visit Trades Training BC and EducationPlannerBC for a comprehensive list of what programs are available in your trade at public and non-public schools. 

Technical Training 12 weeks over 3 years
Work-Based Training
5400 HOURS
Salary Range Hourly
$16.75 — $27.00

Note: A VALID FOODSAFE Level 1 Certification or equivalent is a pre-requisite to challenge this certification.

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Challenge the


If you have significant work experience in a trade but have never been certified in Canada, you may apply to challenge the certification. Learn more about How to Challenge a Skilled Trade.


If you sponsor apprentices but have never been certified in Canada, you may request to supervise and sign-off apprentices when they are ready to be certified. Please refer to the application form on whether this trade qualifies.