Job prospects Cook in Alberta

Job opportunities for Cooks (NOC 6322) are fair in Alberta over the next 3 years. These job prospects are also applicable to people working as a cook.

Note: These employment prospects were published in December 2021 based on the information available at the time of analysis. The next update will be in December 2022. To learn more, see our FAQs. You can also find additional information on the Canadian Online Job Posting Dashboard.

Job opportunities in Alberta

Prospects over the next 3 years

The employment outlook will be fair for Cooks (NOC 6322) in Alberta for the 2021-2023 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to a moderate number of new positions.
  • Several 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 occupation was among the hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic with restaurants having to close periodically due to changing restrictions. In addition, many restaurants were forced to permanently close, reducing the total number of jobs in the province. As restrictions were eased through the summer and fall of 2021, restaurants were able to operate on a more normal basis, but were faced with labour shortages leading to a high demand for workers. Although there are fewer jobs overall and weak growth forecasted for the creation of new jobs, the high demand for workers contributed to this overall positive rating.

Here are some key facts about Cooks in the Alberta region:

Labour Market Information Survey
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