Chefs

National Occupation Code (NOC): 6321  ยท  Browse All Occupations

This unit group includes various types of chefs who plan and direct food preparation and cooking activities and who prepare and cook meals and specialty foods. They are employed in restaurants, hotels, hospitals and other health care institutions, central food commissaries, clubs and similar establishments, and on ships.

Alternate Job Titles

  • Assistant Chef
  • Banquet Chef
  • Chef
  • Chef De Cuisine
  • Chef De Partie
  • Cold Foods Chef
  • Corporate Chef
  • Entremetier
  • Executive Chef
  • Executive Sous-chef
  • First Sous-chef
  • Garde-manger Chef
  • Head Chef
  • Head Rotisseur
  • Master Chef
  • Meat Chef
  • Meat, Poultry And Fish Chef
  • Pasta Chef
  • Pastry Chef
  • Rotisserie Chef
  • Saucier
  • Second Chef
  • Sous-chef
  • Specialist Chef
  • Specialty Foods Chef
  • Supervising Chef
  • Sushi Chef
  • Working Sous-chef
  • Chef
  • Corporate Chef
  • Executive Chef
  • Executive Sous-chef
  • Head Chef
  • Master Chef
  • Pastry Chef
  • Saucier
  • Sous-chef
  • Specialist Chef

Median Income by Education

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

Education Level Median Income
No certificate, diploma or degree $19,726
Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate $20,311
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma $37,566
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma $30,451
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level $27,579
University certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above $24,286
Total: Highest certificate, diploma or degree $26,713
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 chefs.

Gender Median Income
Male $26,713
Female $28,099
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 (63 samples)

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

$27,300.00
Lowest Observed
$120,000.00
Highest Observed
$35,100.00
25th Percentile
$44,379.33
Average
$42,900.00
Median
$48,750.00
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 chefs

Age Group Employed Individuals
15 to 24 years 525
25 to 34 years 785
35 to 44 years 775
45 to 54 years 740
55 to 64 years 490
65 to 74 years 35
75 years and over 0
Total 3,355
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 chefs. Hover over a pie section to see the associated employment type, or refer to the table below.

Employment Type Employed Individuals
Full Time 1,410
Part Time 1,805
Total 3,220
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 chefs. Hover over a pie section to see the associated gender, or refer to the table below.

Gender Employed Individuals
Male 2,530
Female 825
Total 3,355
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 chefs. Hover over a pie section to see the associated class, or refer to the table below.

Class Employed Individuals
Employee 2,985
Self Employed 360
Total 3,355
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 chefs. Hover over a pie section to see the associated labour status, or refer to the table below.

Labour Status Individuals
Employed 3,215
Unemployed 140
Total 3,355
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 chefs. 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 500
Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate 730
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 480
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 945
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level 125
University certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above 435
Total 3,220
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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