Job prospects Cook in the Northeast Region

Explore current and future job prospects for Cooks in the Northeast Region. These trends also apply to people working as a cook.

Note that the current 2019-2021 employment prospects were published in December 2019 based on information available at that time. We are working to update this information as soon as possible. In the meantime, visit the Canadian Online Job Posting Dashboard to find the latest data on the demand and work requirements for this occupation. You can also read our newly updated sectoral profiles to learn about recent developments for key economic sectors in your region.

Recent trends

Balanced labour market

The prospect of finding work in this occupation was fair over the past few years (2016-2018). The number of job openings was about the same as the number of workers available.

Source Labour Market Information | Recent Trends Methodology

Job prospects

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Outlook over the next 3 years
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The employment outlook will be good for Cooks (NOC 6322) in the Northeast region for the 2019-2021 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.
  • High employee turnover in this occupation could lead to additional employment opportunities.
  • Due to the seasonal nature of this occupation, employment opportunities tend to be more favourable during the summer months.

Tourism activities such as hunting and fishing are significant in Northeast Ontario and could create opportunities for cooks in resorts and restaurants, especially in the summer months. Employers may prefer applicants who are bilingual in French and English.

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

  • Approximately 2,740 people work in this occupation.
  • Cooks mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Accommodation and food services (NAICS 72): 72%
    • Nursing and residential care facilities and social assistance (NAICS 623-624): 12%
  • Source Labour Market Information | Outlook Methodology

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