Fort McMurray is the biggest community in the Wood Buffalo Region. It is located 435 kilometers from Northeast Edmonton and 60 kilometers west of the Saskatchewan border. The community is home to migrants from different parts of Canada and the world. Fort McMurray’s main economy is dependent on its natural gas and sand oil mining industry. It is known to have several oil fields that carry out one of Canada’s biggest operations. Within the vicinity are also different hotels and more than twenty restaurants that cater their own specialties. In terms of restaurant categories, the categories with the highest number of establishments are casual, fast food and pizza. On this note, baker jobs may be offered in the area but with a fair level of demand.
Work description of a baker
A baker produces different types of baked goods such as cakes, brownies, breads, pastries, just to name the most common. The production can either be small scale (like in cafeterias, coffee shops, restaurants, pastry shops) or big scale (like supplier companies engaged in mass-production of baked goodies). In specialty shops, a baker may produce signature cakes and goodies. A baker kneads, measures ingredients to be used using measuring cups, cuts and shapes dough, moulds dough, places dough in greased pans, places dough in a proof box to let it rise, checks oven temperatures, puts ready-to-bake dough into the oven, oversees baking process, controls baking temperatures, takes out the dough from the oven when fully baked, and ensures quality of the baked goodie by checking on texture, moisture, etc.
A baker also ensures that recipes and procedures are strictly followed to achieve desired quality. Qualifications do not include having an advanced schooling, rather, experience of apprenticeship and vocational training are desired in the individual. The median salary range of a baker is $22,000 to $44,000 annually.