Job prospects Cook near Yellowknife (NT)

Explore current and future job prospects for people working as "Cooks" near Yellowknife (NT) or Canada.

Current and future job prospects

Note: These outlooks are based on the 2016 version of the National Occupational Classification (NOC). Learn more about our methodology.

Recent trends from the past 3 years


We were not able to determine labour market conditions for Cooks near Yellowknife (NT) over the past few years (2019-2021) because of low employment levels in this occupation.

Source Labour Market Information | Recent Trends Assessment Methodology

Job outlook over the next 3 years


The employment outlook will be good for Cooks (NOC 6322) in Northwest Territories for the 2022-2024 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • Not many positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.
  • High employee turnover in this occupation could lead to additional employment opportunities.
  • Due to the seasonal nature of this occupation, employment opportunities may vary depending on the time of the year.
  • Consumer demand for accommodation and food services is expected to increase across the territories during the forecast period, resulting in increased employment opportunities. This is the result of the lifting of most COVID-19 restrictions in the territories and the return of tourism to the region in 2022.
  • Labour shortages in accommodation and food services in the territories and across Canada are expected to continue in the forecast period. Labour shortages in accommodation and food services in the territories are the result of multiple factors including: changing worker preferences, job uncertainty, low rates of pay, and a lack of affordable housing options in many communities .
  • Chefs and cooks in the territories may receive compensation in addition to their wages such as free or discounted meals, subsidized accommodation, tips, and regular overtime pay.

Here are some key facts about Cooks in Northwest Territories:

  • Approximately 250 people worked in this occupation in May 2016.
  • Cooks mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Tourism & Culture (NAICS 51, 71-72): 64%
    • Health care and social services (NAICS 62): 10%
    • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (NAICS 21): 7%
    • Educational services (NAICS 61): 5%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: 73% compared to 86% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: 27% compared to 14% for all occupations
  • 42% of cooks work all year, while 57% work only part of the year, compared to 64% and 36% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 18 weeks compared to 26 weeks for all occupations.
  • The gender distribution of people in this occupation is:
    • Men: 43% compared to 53% for all occupations
    • Women: 56% compared to 47% for all occupations
  • The educational attainment of workers in this occupation is:
    • no high school diploma: 37% compared to 20% for all occupations
    • high school diploma or equivalent: 26% compared to 22% for all occupations
    • apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma: 13% compared to 11% for all occupations
    • college certificate or diploma or university certificate below bachelor's: 18% compared to 24% for all occupations
    • bachelor's degree: 6% compared to 16% for all occupations
    • university certificate, degree or diploma above bachelor level: n/a

Source Labour Market Information | Prospects Methodology

Labour market conditions over the next 10 years

Find out what will be the job prospects for Cooks across Canada over the next 10 years, from 2022 to 2031.

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Labour Market Information Survey
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