Job prospects Cook in Northwest Territories

Job opportunities for Cooks (NOC 6322) are fair in Northwest Territories 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 Northwest Territories

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Prospects over the next 3 years
Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Cooks (NOC 6322) in Northwest Territories for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to a few new positions.
  • Not many 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.
  • Due to the seasonal nature of this occupation, employment opportunities may vary depending on the time of the year.

Here are some key facts about Cooks in the Northwest Territories region:

  • Approximately 350 people work in this occupation.
  • Cooks mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Tourism & Culture (NAICS 51, 71-72): 57%
    • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (NAICS 21): 14%
    • Health care and social services (NAICS 62): 10%
    • Educational services (NAICS 61): 5%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: 73% compared to 86% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: 27% compared to 14% for all occupations
  • 42% of cooks work all year, while 58% 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 18 weeks compared to 26 weeks for all occupations.
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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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