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 $13,152
Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate $14,245
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma $25,809
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma $18,648
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level $18,979
University certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above $15,995
Total: Highest certificate, diploma or degree $15,840
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 $15,840
Female $14,026
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 (447 samples)

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

$24,000.00
Lowest Observed
$80,000.00
Highest Observed
$30,225.00
25th Percentile
$34,824.23
Average
$33,150.00
Median
$39,000.00
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 2,810
25 to 34 years 1,235
35 to 44 years 1,060
45 to 54 years 1,165
55 to 64 years 865
65 to 74 years 175
75 years and over 0
Total 7,310
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 4,885
Part Time 2,430
Total 7,300
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 4,750
Female 2,565
Total 7,310
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 6,860
Self Employed 450
Total 7,310
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 6,770
Unemployed 545
Total 7,310
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 1,695
Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate 3,200
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 420
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 1,205
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level 140
University certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above 660
Total 7,300
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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