Cooks

National Occupation Code (NOC): 6322  ยท  Browse All Occupations

Cooks prepare and cook a wide variety of foods. They are employed in restaurants, hotels, hospitals and other health care institutions, central food commissaries, educational institutions and other establishments. Cooks are also employed aboard ships and at construction and logging campsites.

Alternate Job Titles

  • Apprentice Cook
  • Assistant Cook
  • Banquet Cook
  • Breakfast Cook
  • Broiler Cook
  • Cafeteria Cook
  • Camp Cook
  • Caterer Cook
  • Construction Camp Cook
  • Cook
  • Diet Kitchen Cook
  • Dietary Cook
  • Domestic Cook
  • Ethnic Food Cook
  • First Cook
  • Fishing And Merchant Vessel Cook
  • Grill Cook
  • Hospital Cook
  • Institutional Cook
  • Journeyman/woman Cook
  • Kosher Foods Cook
  • Licensed Cook
  • Line Cook
  • Logging Camp Cook
  • Mess Cook
  • Pastry Cook
  • Pizza Cook
  • Railway Cook
  • Restaurant Cook
  • Second Cook
  • Ship's Cook
  • Short Order Cook
  • Small Establishment Cook
  • Special Diet Cook
  • Special Order Cook - Hospital
  • Therapeutic Diet Cook
  • Third Cook
  • Apprentice Cook
  • Cook
  • Dietary Cook
  • First Cook
  • Grill Cook
  • Hospital Cook
  • Institutional Cook
  • Journeyman/woman Cook
  • Licensed Cook
  • Line Cook
  • Second Cook
  • Short Order Cook
  • BREAKFAST COOK
  • LOOKING FOR BREAKFAST COOK
  • Cook
  • Kitchen Lead
  • Pizza Maker

Median Income by Education

The following table details the median income for various education levels for cooks.

Education Level Median Income
No certificate, diploma or degree $8,705
Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate $14,706
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma $19,749
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma $19,126
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level N/A
University certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above $15,574
Total: Highest certificate, diploma or degree $13,749
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

Median Income by Gender

The following table details median income by gender for cooks.

Gender Median Income
Male $13,749
Female $13,352
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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Extracted Salary Information (371 samples)

The following salary data has been extracted from job posts indexed on this website over the last year for cooks.

$27,300.00
Lowest Observed
$70,999.00
Highest Observed
$31,000.00
25th Percentile
$34,717.91
Average
$33,150.00
Median
$35,588.00
75th Percentile

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Regional Employment Participation by Age Group

This chart and accompanying table outlines regional employment participation by age group for cooks

Age Group Employed Individuals
15 to 24 years 1,830
25 to 34 years 915
35 to 44 years 440
45 to 54 years 515
55 to 64 years 355
65 to 74 years 45
75 years and over 20
Total 4,140
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for labour force aged 15 and over in private households.

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Regional Employment Participation by Employment Type

This chart outlines regional employment participation by employment type for cooks. Hover over a pie section to see the associated employment type, or refer to the table below.

Employment Type Employed Individuals
Full Time 2,805
Part Time 1,410
Total 4,205
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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Regional Employment Participation by Gender

This chart outlines regional employment participation by gender for cooks. Hover over a pie section to see the associated gender, or refer to the table below.

Gender Employed Individuals
Male 2,530
Female 1,600
Total 4,140
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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Regional Employment Participation by Class of Worker

This chart outlines regional employment participation by class of worker for cooks. Hover over a pie section to see the associated class, or refer to the table below.

Class Employed Individuals
Employee 3,970
Self Employed 165
Total 4,140
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for labour force aged 15 and over in private households.

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Regional Employment Participation by Labour Force Status

This chart outlines regional employment participation by labour force status for cooks. Hover over a pie section to see the associated labour status, or refer to the table below.

Labour Status Individuals
Employed 3,790
Unemployed 360
Total 4,140
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for labour force aged 15 and over in private households.

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Regional Employment Participation by Education Level

This chart outlines regional employment participation by education level for cooks. Hover over a pie section to see the associated education level, or refer to the table below.

Education Level Individuals
No certificate, diploma or degree 1,100
Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate 1,840
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 295
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 680
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level 30
University certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above 270
Total 4,205
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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