Job prospects Cook in Yukon

Explore current and future job prospects for people working as a "cook" in Yukon or Canada.

Job opportunities in Yukon

Note: These outlooks are based on the 2016 version of the National Occupational Classification (NOC). Learn more about our methodology.

Prospects over the next 3 years

Very good

The employment outlook will be very good for Cooks (NOC 6322) in Yukon for the 2022-2024 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • A moderate number of positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a small number of 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.
  • Consumer demand for accommodation and food services is expected to increase across the territories during the forecast period, resulting in increased employment opportunities. This is the result of the lifting of most COVID-19 restrictions in the territories and the return of tourism to the region in 2022.
  • Nearly 20 percent of jobs within accommodation and food services in Yukon were vacant in the second quarter of 2022 (Statistics Canada 2022). This was the highest accommodation and food services job vacancy rate in Canada.
  • Labour shortages in accommodation and food services in the territories and across Canada are expected to continue during the forecast period. Labour shortages in accommodation and food services in the territories are the result of multiple factors including: changing worker preferences, job uncertainty, low rates of pay, and a lack of affordable housing options in many communities in the territories.
  • Chefs and cooks in the territories may receive compensation in addition to their wages such as free or discounted meals, subsidized accommodation, tips, and regular overtime pay.

Here are some key facts about Cooks in Yukon:

  • Approximately 250 people worked in this occupation in May 2016.
  • Cooks mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Tourism & Culture (NAICS 51, 71-72): 64%
    • Health care and social services (NAICS 62): 10%
    • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (NAICS 21): 7%
    • Educational services (NAICS 61): 5%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: 87% compared to 82% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: 13% compared to 18% for all occupations
  • 42% 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 29 weeks compared to 31 weeks for all occupations.
  • The gender distribution of people in this occupation is:
    • Men: 49% compared to 50% for all occupations
    • Women: 51% compared to 50% for all occupations
  • The educational attainment of workers in this occupation is:
    • no high school diploma: 24% compared to 12% for all occupations
    • high school diploma or equivalent: 24% compared to 24% for all occupations
    • apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma: 21% compared to 11% for all occupations
    • college certificate or diploma or university certificate below bachelor's: 15% compared to 25% for all occupations
    • bachelor's degree: 11% compared to 19% for all occupations
    • university certificate, degree or diploma above bachelor level: less than 5% compared to 9% for all occupations

Labour market conditions over the next 10 years

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