Trappers 


Trappers set and position traps along trails; maintain trails for access to traplines; operate snowmobiles or travel on foot, snowshoes, or skis to patrol traplines; kill / skin catch for pelts; and treat / market pelts. They also trap live animals for sale / relocation purposes, and trap designated animals for bounty / other animal control programs.


Work: They may monitor animal populations to ensure future sustainability.

Useful Secondary School subjects: Physical Education, First Aid, English

Degrees associated with this career: High School Diploma, Certificate

Requirements: Different backgrounds are required depending on your area of work. To be a trapper or hunter, you may need trapping or hunting courses in your province / territory of work and a trapping or hunting licence. Most recent entrants have a high school diploma, and almost 1 in 4 has a trade / vocational certificate or community college diploma.

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