Cook Salary Canada

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Average Cook’s Salary in Canada

The table below details the hourly wages for Cooks.

The Canadian national occupation classification code (NOC) for this role is 6322.

Job titles and exact duties vary in this occupation.

Examples of some job titles are: cook, cafeteria cook, apprentice cook, sous-chef, domestic cook and caterer cook.

According to the latest figures, the highest hourly average (median) wages are earned in Edmonton, Alberta at $17.00 per hour and the lowest average (median) wages are earned in Fredericton / Oromocto, New Brunswick at $11.00 per hour.

A typical full-time annual salary for this occupation is in the region of $20,000 – $35,000.

Government labour market data indicates that the number of job seekers will continue to be more than sufficient to fill job vacancies in this occupation for the near future. This occupation will benefit from the success of domestic tourism, which is expected to stay strong. However, turnover in this position is high because of poor employment conditions and relatively low wages. Jobs in this occupation may pay at the minimum wage rates.

Average Hourly (Median) Wages for Cooks in Canada

LocationLow Wage
$ per hr
Average Wage
$ per hr
High Wage
$ per hr
Calgary – Alberta* 12.0016.5525.002015
Edmonton – Alberta* 13.0017.0025.342015
Vancouver / Lower Mainland Southwest – British Columbia 10.4513.00 20.002014
Winnipeg – Manitoba 11.00 11.25 17.00 2014
Fredericton / Oromocto – New Brunswick 10.6511.0020.252014
Halifax – Nova Scotia 10.7012.0016.002014
Toronto – Ontario 11.25 12.00 18.002014
Ottawa – Ontario 11.2512.00 18.002014
Windsor / Sarnia – Ontario 11.2511.25 18.582014
Kitchener / Waterloo / Barrie – Ontario 11.2511.25 18.752014
Prince Edward Island 10.7512.00 17.642014
Montreal – Quebec 10.7512.00 18.702014
Saskatoon / Biggar – Saskatchewan10.5012.5020.10 2014


Examples of duties include the following:
›› Preparing and cooking food items
›› Supervising kitchen operations
›› Planning menus
›› Cleaning kitchen and work areas
›› Ordering food supplies
Comparison with employment group

The 2016 full-time average hourly wage rate for service supervisors and specialized service occupations, which includes cooks, is $15.00. The 2016 corresponding median weekly wage rate is $579, giving an approximate full-time annual salary for this employment group of $30,000.

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