Job prospects Cook in Northwest Territories
Job opportunities for Cooks (NOC 6322) are limited in Northwest Territories 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 Northwest Territories
The employment outlook will be limited for Cooks (NOC 6322) in Northwest Territories for the 2021-2023 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.
Restrictions on restaurant dining and concerns around Covid-19 transmission led to revenue declines in Northwest Territories' restaurant sector. Recovery in this occupation will be linked with the easing of restrictions.
Here are some key facts about Cooks in the Northwest Territories region:
- Approximately 250 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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Labour market conditions over the next 10 years
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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