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Average Chef’s Salary in Canada
The table below details the hourly wages for Chefs.
The Canadian national occupation classification code (NOC) for this role is 6321.
Job titles and exact duties vary in this occupation.
Examples of some job titles are: chef, chef de partie, head chef, sous-chef, assistant chef and pastry chef.
According to the latest figures, the highest hourly average (median) wages are earned in Calgary – Alberta at $21.15 per hour and the lowest average (median) wages earned are in New Brunswick at $13.80 per hour.
A typical full-time annual salary for this occupation is in the region of $28,000 – $42,000.
Government data indicates that the labour market for this profession will be balanced for the near future, after a recent surplus of workers. This occupation will benefit from the success of domestic tourism, which is expected to stay strong. However, turnover for chefs is high because of poor employment conditions and relatively low wages.
Average Hourly (Median) Wages for Chefs in Canada
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|Calgary – Alberta*||15.00||21.15||37.02||2017|
|Edmonton – Alberta*||12.82||20.30||31.25||2017|
|Vancouver / Lower Mainland Southwest – British Columbia||11.50||17.00||24.04||2016|
|Winnipeg – Manitoba||11.50||15.38||28.16||2016|
|Fredericton / Oromocto – New Brunswick(1)||11.00||13.80||20.00||2016|
|Halifax – Nova Scotia||10.85||15.38||17.56||2016|
|Toronto – Ontario||11.60||16.03||28.85||2016|
|Ottawa – Ontario||11.60||16.00||27.16||2016|
|Windsor / Sarnia Region – Ontario||11.60||16.00||27.00||2016|
|Kitchener / Waterloo / Barrie – Ontario||11.60||15.00||22.50||2016|
|Prince Edward Island||11.25||14.75||20.00||2016|
|Montreal – Quebec||11.88||18.49||25.00||2016|
|Saskatoon / Biggar – Saskatchewan||10.96||16.83||32.00||2016|
The 2018 full-time average hourly wage rate for service supervisors and specialized service occupations, which includes chefs, is $17.54. The 2018 corresponding median weekly wage rate is $640, giving an approximate full-time annual salary for this employment group of $33,000.
There are over 65,000 chefs working in Canada.