Career Opportunities | Brewing & Brewery Operations

The craft beer industry continues to grow worldwide and brewers with technical training and an education in brewing science are in high demand. Whether you want to become a head brewer, open your own craft brewery or work in another area of the industry, the KPU Brewing & Brewery Operations Diploma will give you specialized training, hands-on experience, and a solid brewing education to launch your career. Our program has an exceptional employment rate, with most of our students receiving job offers before they graduate.
Popular brewing careers include:
  • Head Brewer/Assistant Brewer
  • Brewery Operations
  • Project Brewer
  • Packaging Manager
  • Quality Control Manager
  • Sensory Analyst
  • Brew Pub Operations
  • Marketing and Public Relations
  • Retail Sales and Distribution
  • Beverage Sciences
  • Fermentation Sciences

Brewing Job Board

If you are looking for employment in the brewing industry, regularly visit the KPU Brewing Job Board by clicking the banner below.

KPU Brewing Job Board

Student Employment

The KPU Brewing & Brewery Operations Diploma program is an intense program requiring full-time commitment. However, many of our students are able to hold part-time jobs while going to school. There is lots of opportunity to work at local breweries and KPU students are also eligible for employment both on and off campus through the university. For more information, check out KPU's Brewing Job Board and KPU's Career Services for job postings and instructions for using Career Connection.

Economic Impact of Beer in Canada

Beer is Canada’s most popular alcohol beverage, followed by wine and spirits. Brewing is one of Canada’s oldest industries and Canadian brewers today hold an 85% share of the domestic beer market. Canada has many competitive advantages in making world class beers: proximity to malt barley, large fresh water supply, educated workforce and more than 10 million local beer drinkers. (Source:

Beer Canada: Economic Impact of Beer