Job prospects Cook near Lethbridge (AB)

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

Current and future job prospects

Note: These outlooks were updated on November 29th, 2023. Learn more about our methodology.

Recent trends from the past 3 years

Large labour surplus

Over the past few years (2021-2023), there was a large labour surplus for Cooks near Lethbridge (AB). There were far more workers available than job openings in this occupation.

Source Labour Market Information | Recent Trends Assessment Methodology

Job outlook over the next 3 years

Moderate

The employment outlook will be moderate for Cooks (NOC 63200) in the Lethbridge - Medicine Hat region for the 2023-2025 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

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

The accommodation and food services industry had the highest job vacancy rate among industries in the province over the first half of 2023, indicating that there are employment opportunities going unfilled. That, coupled with moderate employment growth expected over through to 2025 contributes to the overall positive outlook for this occupation.

Here are some key facts about Cooks in the Lethbridge - Medicine Hat region:

  • Approximately 1,430 people worked in this occupation in May 2021.
  • Cooks mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Accommodation and food services (NAICS 72): 73%
    • Nursing and residential care facilities and social assistance (NAICS 623-624): 16%

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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