Job requirements Food And Beverage Server in Canada
Find out what you typically need to work as a food and beverage server in Canada. These requirements are applicable to all Food and beverage servers (NOC 6513).
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 certification from a regulatory authority before you start working. Find out if this occupation is regulated in your province or territory.
|Location||Job title||Regulation||Regulatory body|
|Alberta||Food And Beverage Server||Regulated||Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission|
|British Columbia||Server (licensed Liquor Establishment)||Regulated||Liquor Control and Licensing Branch, Government of British Columbia|
|Manitoba||Food And Beverage Servers||Regulated||Manitoba Tourism Education Council|
|Québec||Food And Beverage Server||Regulated||Emploi Québec|
|Saskatchewan||Food And Beverage Person||Regulated||Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission|
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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