Job prospects Cook in Nunavut

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

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Prospects over the next 3 years
Fair

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

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several 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.

Restrictions on restaurant dining and concerns around Covid-19 transmission has impacted the food and beverage industry. Recovery in this occupation will be linked with the easing of restrictions.

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

  • Approximately 200 people worked in this occupation in May 2016.
  • 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 81% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: 27% compared to 19% for all occupations
  • 49% of cooks work all year, while 51% work only part of the year, compared to 58% and 42% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 25 weeks compared to 24 weeks for all occupations.
  • 9% of cooks are self-employed compared to an average of Less than 5% 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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