Job prospects Cook in Newfoundland and Labrador

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

Note that these employment prospects were published in December 2019 based on information available at that time. You can read our new special report to learn about the impact of COVID-19 on some occupations in your province or territory. You can also visit the Canadian Online Job Posting Dashboard to find the latest data on the demand and work requirements for this occupation.

Job opportunities in Newfoundland and Labrador

cook
Prospects over the next 3 years
Limited

The employment outlook will be limited for Cooks (NOC 6322) in Newfoundland and Labrador for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to a few 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 characterized by a high degree of turnover and an abundance of qualified applicants looking for work. The employment prospects for cooks may vary substantially by community. Employment levels may be more seasonal in rural areas where restaurant activity can be more reliant on tourism.

Here are some key facts about Cooks in the Newfoundland and Labrador region:

  • Approximately 3,250 people work in this occupation.
  • Cooks mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Food services and drinking places (NAICS 722): 67%
    • Accommodation services (NAICS 721): 8%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: 75% compared to 84% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: 25% compared to 16% for all occupations
  • 43% of cooks work all year, while 57% work only part of the year, compared to 56% and 44% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 24 weeks compared to 26 weeks for all occupations.
  • Less than 5% of cooks are self-employed compared to an average of 6% for all occupations.
  • Breakdown by region

    Explore job prospects in Newfoundland and Labrador by economic region.

    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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