Cooks

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

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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 $13,568
Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate $14,924
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma $29,335
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma $18,666
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level N/A
University certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above $21,404
Total: Highest certificate, diploma or degree $16,137
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 Sex

The following table details median income by sex for cooks.

Sex Median Income
Male $14,501
Female $13,391
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 (120 samples)

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

$24,976.00
Lowest Observed
$60,000.00
Highest Observed
$30,000.00
25th Percentile
$34,350.57
Average
$33,150.00
Median
$35,373.00
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 1,115
25 to 34 years 415
35 to 44 years 315
45 to 54 years 345
55 to 64 years 305
65 to 74 years 55
75 years and over 10
Total 2,555
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 1,625
Part Time 840
Total 2,465
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 Sex

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

Sex Employed Individuals
Male 1,425
Female 1,040
Total 2,470
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 2,425
Self Employed 135
Total 2,560
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 2,370
Unemployed 185
Total 2,555
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 460
Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate 1,325
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 140
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 410
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level 50
University certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above 85
Total 2,470
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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