Industrial Meat Cutter/Butcher

Maple Leaf Foods based in Lethbridge, AB is inviting applications from suitable candidates for the position of Industrial Meat Cutter/Butcher. Maple Leaf Foods is known as Canada’s leading consumer-packaged protein company, headquartered in Toronto, Ontario. Our company is known to make high-quality, great tasting, nutritious and innovative food products. We are working under leading brands including Maple Leaf®, Maple Leaf Prime®, Maple Leaf Natural Selections®, Schneiders®, Schneiders Country Naturals® and Mina™. Currently, we have employed approximately 11,500 people in its operations across Canada and exports to more than 20 global markets including the U.S. and Asia. The candidates who will get selected for the vacancy will be required to start the work as soon as possible. The vacancies refer to full time or permanent employment. The candidates have to work in 8 hours shifts.

Job Description:

Employer Name: Maple Leaf Foods
Position: Industrial Meat Cutter/Butcher
No of Vacancies: To be determined
Salary: $16.20 per hour for 40 hours per week
Employment Type: Full time
Location: Lethbridge AB
Job ID: 22052803
Shifts: 1500 hogs per day as per 8 hours shift
Work Environment: Meat Processing Plant
Volume & Complexity of Work: Volume Completed through typical procedures
Travel Requirements: None


Languages: Candidates must have knowledge of the English Language.
Education: Candidates need standard educational qualification such as a graduate of high school, with this post-secondary education is considered an asset
Experience: Candidates need meat cutting or butcher experience

Physical Requirements:

  • The candidate should be able to work in a fast paced and repetitive task environment
  • The candidate should be physically fit and able to lift, push, and/or pull as required

Other Requirements:

  • The candidate should be able to fulfill all the COVID-19 regulations requirements
  • The candidate should be able to work daily for overtime and on weekends based on business needs and paid at escalated rates, according to the collective agreement. Scheduled Saturday overtime occurs approximately once per month and employees are expected to attend.
  • The candidate should be reliable and dependable, able to be at work every day, on time
  • The candidate should have the desire to learn and be part of a successful team providing excellent products to its customers
  • The candidate should be looking for a long-term job opportunity
  • The candidate should be willing to adhere to all hygienic and food safety requirements in the plant
  • The candidate should be comfortable being part of a multi-cultural, unionized environment
  • The candidate should be legally able to work in Canada


  • The candidate should specialize in quick-chilled pork cuts for the markets of Japan and Singapore.
  • The candidate’s work may include cutting pork into primal cuts for further cutting, deboning meat, cutting meat into specific cuts for as per customer requirements.


  • The employees get the benefits of competitive wages, bonuses, overtime paid and more
  • The employees get fitness benefits at work
  • The employees get the benefits of annual wage review completed to ensure wages remain competitive across MLF and external companies
  • The employees get pay progressive after every 6 months
  • The employees get health benefits such as (Healthcare/medical and Dental through SunLife) after 3 months of working
  • The employees get the benefits of pension with Manulife after 2 years of working
  • The employees the benefits of career advancement within company (we’ve had many employees move up to higher paying hourly positions (i.e. Lead Hands, Assistant Supervisors) and salary positions as well (i.e. Production Supervisors)
  • The employees get the benefits of Employee Family Assistance Program (EFAP) through Morneau Shepell, paid by company
  • The employees get the benefits of Inkblot online (CBT) cognitive behavioural therapy
  • The employees to attend employee’s events throughout the year
  • The employees get the benefits of employees sales for product throughout the year
  • The employees get safety in accordance to COVID-19 protocols including face masks, face shields and physical barriers within Production
  • The employees get training provided where needed
  • The employees get to work in a reputable company
  • The employees get competitive wages
  • The employees get opportunities to participate in Benefits and Pension plans
  • The employees get a great team environment
  • The employees get a strong focus on internal advancement
  • The employees get the benefits of Employee Assistance Program
  • The employees get equal employment opportunities with a diverse workforce

Company Overview:

Working for years, Maple Leaf Foods have people who are passionate about the work they do and the products they make. The company is known to be determined to leverage its integrity and passion to continue to build a high-performing, values-based company enabled by high-performing, motivated and talented people.

How to apply:

If the position is fit for you and the basic requirements are fulfilled then you can now apply directly to the employer by meeting in person, sending a fax or sending an email (along with your resume) through below mentioned details.

In Person:
4141 1st Ave South Lethbridge

By Fax:

By Email:




We thank all the applicants for showing their interest and trust in us, however, only the most eligible candidates will be selected and conducted for further procedure directly from employers, in between no charges/fees or original documents will be asked from any applicant. All the best!

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