Bakers prepare products such as fermented goods, cookies, quick breads, pastries, cakes, chocolates, confections and frozen desserts. They prepare dough and batters for baked goods according to formulas using mechanized and non-mechanized tools and equipment. They may be self-employed or work in bakeries, supermarkets, catering companies, hotels, restaurants or institutional facilities.
Designation Year: 1988
Designated Red Seal in: AB, BC, MB, NB, NL, NS, NT, NU, ON, PE, QC, YT
Trade title: Baker, in AB, BC, MB, NB, NL, NS, NT, NU, PE, YT
Other titles used in provinces/territories: Baker-Patissier (ON), Pastrycook (QC)
View the most recent standard. This is the complete description of the activities of the Baker trade. It is used as the basis for the Red Seal exams for this trade.
Please refer to the Essential Skills section of the trade’s Occupational Standard that describes the essential skills needed to succeed in this trade.
Find job market information such as wages, outlooks, education and skills needed at Explore Careers on the Job Bank website.
Try the sample Baker exam questions to prepare for your Red Seal examination.
Consult the Baker Red Seal Exam Breakdown for a breakdown of the Red Seal examination.
Consult the Ellis Chart for a full breakdown of apprenticeship data from across Canada for the trade of Baker.