Job prospects Cook in the West Coast–Northern Peninsula–Labrador Region
Explore current and future job prospects for Cooks in the West Coast–Northern Peninsula–Labrador Region. These trends also apply 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.
The prospect of finding work in this occupation was fair over the past few years (2018-2020). The number of job openings was about the same as the number of workers available.
The employment outlook will be fair for Cooks (NOC 6322) in the West Coast - Northern Peninsula - Labrador region for the 2021-2023 period.
The following factors contributed to this outlook:
- Employment growth will lead to a moderate number of new positions.
- A moderate number of 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.
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 West Coast - Northern Peninsula - Labrador region:
- Approximately 750 people work in this occupation.
- Cooks mainly work in the following sectors:
- Food services and drinking places (NAICS 722): 53%
- Accommodation services (NAICS 721): 19%
- Hospitals (NAICS 622): 6%
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