Job prospects Cook in Manitoba

Job opportunities for Cooks (NOC 6322) are fair in Manitoba 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 Manitoba

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Prospects over the next 3 years
Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Cooks (NOC 6322) in Manitoba for the 2021-2023 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 several unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.
  • High employee turnover in this occupation could lead to additional employment opportunities.

This occupation is currently experiencing a large shortage of workers as market conditions stemming from the pandemic have caused many in this industry to shift professions. Occupational growth will also be closely tied to an easing of public health restrictions.

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

  • Approximately 7,300 people work in this occupation.
  • Cooks mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Food services and drinking places (NAICS 722): 73%
    • Accommodation services (NAICS 721): 6%
    • Nursing and residential care facilities (NAICS 623): 5%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: 61% compared to 79% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: 39% compared to 21% for all occupations
  • 52% of cooks work all year, while 48% 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 29 weeks compared to 31 weeks for all occupations.
  • Less than 5% of cooks are self-employed compared to an average of 10% for all occupations.
  • Breakdown by region

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    Legend: The job opportunities can be: Undetermined Limited Fair Good

    Source Labour Market Information | Prospects Methodology

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    Job prospects elsewhere in Canada

    We expect that the labour supply and demand for Cooks (NOC 6322) will be balanced in Canada over the next 10 years.

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