Job prospects Cook in Newfoundland and Labrador

Job opportunities for Cooks (NOC 6322) are fair in Newfoundland and Labrador 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 Newfoundland and Labrador

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Prospects over the next 3 years
Fair

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

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to a moderate number of new positions.
  • Not many 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.

While the forecast shows growth in this occupation, it mainly represents a rebound from the downturn in 2020 caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. This occupation is characterized by a high degree of turnover. Many employers of cooks were significantly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, as a result of having to temporarily shut down or reduce the number of customers permitted in their establishments. During the pandemic, some in the industry have decided to change career paths, resulting in potential opportunities for new entrants to the food service industry. 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 3,300 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

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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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