Job requirements Food And Beverage Server near Vancouver (BC)

Find out what you typically need to work as a food and beverage server near Vancouver (BC). These requirements are applicable to all Food and beverage servers (NOC 6513).

Employment requirements

This is what you typically need for the job.

  • Completion of secondary school may be required.
  • Formal waiters/waitresses may require completion of a one- or two-year apprenticeship program or College or vocational school courses.
  • Apprenticeship training programs for food and beverage servers are available in Saskatchewan and British Columbia. Trade certification is available but voluntary in those provinces.
  • On-the-job training is usually provided.
  • Wine stewards may require courses in wine selection and service or Experience as a captain waiter/waitress or formal waiter/waitress.
  • Responsible beverage service certification is usually required for employees serving alcoholic beverages.

Professional certification and licensing

You might need to get a professional licence from a regulatory authority before you can start working. Licensing can be compulsory or voluntary, depending on the occupation.

  • If the licence is compulsory, you must be certified before you can practise the occupation and use the professional designation.
  • If the licence is voluntary, you don’t need to be certified to practise this occupation.
Find out if your occupation is regulated and contact the regulatory authority to learn about the certification process.

Table listing provincial regulation requirements
Location Job title Regulation Regulatory body
Canada
British Columbia Server (licensed Liquor Establishment) Regulated (voluntary) Liquor Control and Licensing Branch, Government of British Columbia

Do you want to work in another province or territory?

If you are already certified to work in a regulated occupation in your province or territory, it will be easier for you to have your certification recognized in another province or territory. See the Workers Mobility's website to learn more.

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