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Position: abattoir worker
Type: age 30 & under / summer
Organization: Salt Spring Abattoir | Animal Welfare Policies | Humane Handling
Location: Salt Spring Island, BC

A unique job for a unique person

Do you hate office jobs? Is local, sustainable food production your jam? Want to spend the summer on Salt Spring Island and learn some new skills?

You may be just the person we’ve been looking for.

This summer, if you are between 15 and 30 years old, come work at the Salt Spring Abattoir and learn practical meat processing skills. You’ll be a sustainable food hero.

In this position, you’ll do a bit of everything, so you’ll gain a wide range of skills and experience. We’ve got a great, friendly crew you’ll enjoy working with.

This position is funded through the Government of Canada’s Summer Jobs program, so to be eligible for this position, you must:

  • Be between 15 and 30 years old
  • Be able to commit to at least 30 hours per week for a minimum of 8 weeks
  • Be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or refugee
  • Be legally entitled to work in Canada
  • Have a valid Social Insurance Number
  • Be physically fit and able to lift 30lbs

Reliability is an absolute must in this position. No previous experience necessary. Wage is $18–20 per hour.

Whether you’re a homesteader interested in learning how to process meat for your family, someone who has been curious about a career as a butcher, or just want solid employment throughout the summer on Salt Spring Island — if this sounds like something you’d be into, please drop us a line.

Please send a short email telling us about yourself to , attention Anne Macey. You could send us a resume too, if you want, but no pressure.

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Jun 5 2022    ID: 64789