Job outlook Cook near Grande Prairie (AB)

Job opportunities for Cooks (NOC 6322) are fair near Grande Prairie (AB) over the next 3 years. This job outlook is also applicable to people working as a cook.

Job opportunities near Grande Prairie (AB)

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Outlook over the next 3 years
Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Cooks (NOC 6322) in the Athabasca - Grande Prairie - Peace River region for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to a few new positions.
  • A moderate number of positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are several unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.
  • High employee turnover in this occupation could lead to additional employment opportunities.

This tourism-related occupation has been affected by weakness in the oil and gas sector. Apart from Banff, Jasper, and the Mountain Parks region, Alberta's hotel industry has been negatively impacted by the economic slowdown. Increases in international tourist traffic have only partially offset a slump in business travel. Additionally, tighter household budgets have reduced in-province vacation travel.

Here are some key facts about Cooks in the Athabasca - Grande Prairie - Peace River region:

  • Approximately 2,410 people work in this occupation.
  • Cooks mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Accommodation and food services (NAICS 72): 69%
    • Nursing and residential care facilities and social assistance (NAICS 623-624): 10%
    • Educational services (NAICS 61): 6%

Job opportunities in Alberta

Fair

The job outlook for a cook working in Alberta is fair over the next 3 years.

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Labour market conditions across Canada

We expect that there will be a labour SURPLUS for Cooks (NOC 6322) in Canada over the next 10 years.

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