Become an apprentice
Retail Meat Cutter

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ABOUT US

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ABOUT US

CONTACT US

The Seaway Valley Meat Cutting Institute provides 540 training hours towards your apprenticeship hours. Our small class size allows you to maximize your training.

We provide full accommodations for testing. Our knowledgeable instructors have over 30 years experience training our apprentices.

Our school will use our wide range of contacts to help find you a sponsor and try to ensure you a job upon graduation. We also can assist you in finding accommodations. We can rent you the tools, if you need them.

613-936-8667

3304 SECOND ST. EAST
CORNWALL, ONTARIO K6H 6J8

OUR INSTITUTE IS APPROVED BY THE MINISTRY OF TRAINING, COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES

ARE YOU AN

EMPLOYER

LOOKING TO TRAIN AN EMPLOYEE?

upgrade your WORKFORCE

Your employees get the benefit of professional growth and you get the benefit of an improved workforce; there's a benefit to all parties!

refundable tax credits & bonuses

There are refundable tax credits and bonuses for sponsors and employers of apprentices. Visit Apprentice Search for more information.

WHAT WE COVER

The Seaway Valley Meat Cutting Institute will provide you with the 18 weeks in-school training required to jumpstart your apprenticeship. Our skilled instructors will help prepare you for a career as a meat cutter by providing experience in:

  • Government health and safety regulations
  • Recognizing meat grades
  • Proper business practices
  • Quality customer service
  • Cutting, trimming and deboning primal and subprimal cuts
  • Meat packaging, labelling and presentation
  • Power tools and shop machinery, including cleaning and repair
  • Preparation and flavouring of specialty meats
  • Proper sanitation and storage of meats

FIRST STEPS

Your apprenticeship starts with registration with the Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU). To get started visit: www.tcu.gov.on.ca or click on the button below.

Potential meat cutting apprentices will require a sponsor (an employee that projects they will be able to employ you upon graduation). If you don’t already have a sponsor, we can help you find one. Contact us any time and we can start looking for a good match. 

There are financial incentives available for employers to encourage sponsorship.

Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP)

Get UP TO 4 CREDITS TOWARDS YOUR SSGD

Ontario Youth can be registered as an apprentice while still in high school through the Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP).

NO HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA?

NO PROBLEM.

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What Our Students say

I did my apprenticeship through the Cornwall Meat Cutting Institute and I loved it! The focus on hands-on learning was VERY important to me. I recommend this course to anyone!

Steve McQueen

My employer enrolled me in the course to improve my skills and provide more staffing options at work. Now, I can fill in for our butchery department whenever they need!

Bill Velasquez

Be ready in 18 weeks

The Seaway Valley Meat Cutting Institute will provide you with the 18 weeks in school training required to jump start your apprenticeship.

613-936-8667

3304 SECOND ST. EAST
CORNWALL, ONTARIO K6H 6J8