Job prospects Cook in the Northeast Region

Explore current and future job prospects for people working as "Cooks" in the Northeast Region or Canada.

Current and future job prospects

Note: These outlooks are based on the 2016 version of the National Occupational Classification (NOC). Learn more about our methodology.

Recent trends from the past 3 years

Labour shortage

Over the past few years (2019-2021), there was a labour shortage for Cooks in the Northeast Region. There were more job openings than workers available to fill them in this occupation.

Source Labour Market Information | Recent Trends Assessment Methodology

Job outlook over the next 3 years

Moderate

The employment outlook will be moderate for Cooks (NOC 6322) in the Northeast region for the 2022-2024 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • Not many positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are several unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.
  • Strong growth in food services is supported by the removal of pandemic-related restrictions.
  • Demand for workers is expected to exceed supply in the near term.

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

  • Approximately 440 people worked in this occupation in May 2016.
  • Cooks mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Accommodation and food services (NAICS 72): 90%

Source Labour Market Information | Prospects Methodology

Labour market conditions over the next 10 years

Find out what will be the job prospects for Cooks across Canada over the next 10 years, from 2022 to 2031.

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Labour Market Information Survey
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