Job prospects Cook near Red Deer (AB)

National Occupational Classification update

We have updated this page to reflect the transition to the 2021 version of the National Occupational Classification (NOC). This means that the occupation "cook" was moved from the group Cooks (NOC 6322) to the group Cooks (NOC 63200).

Explore current and future job prospects for people working as "Cooks" near Red Deer (AB) or Canada.

Current and future job prospects

Note that these outlooks are based on the 2016 version of the NOC. Learn more about our methodology.

Recent trends from the past 3 years

The prospect of finding work in this occupation was very poor over the past few years (2019-2021). There were far more workers available than job openings.

Source Labour Market Information | Recent Trends Assessment Methodology

Job outlook over the next 3 years

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Prospects over the next 3 years
Moderate

The employment outlook will be moderate for Cooks (NOC 6322) in the Red Deer region for the 2022-2024 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several 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.

Here are some key facts about Cooks in the Red Deer region:

  • Approximately 1,760 people work in this occupation.
  • Cooks mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Accommodation and food services (NAICS 72): 77%
    • Nursing and residential care facilities and social assistance (NAICS 623-624): 8%

Source Labour Market Information | Prospects Methodology

Labour market conditions over the next 10 years

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Labour Market Information Survey
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