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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 $17.50 per hour and the lowest average (median) wages are in Prince Edward Island and Fredericton / Oromocto – New Brunswick at $12.50 per hour.
A typical full-time annual salary for this occupation is in the region of $25,000 – $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
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|Calgary – Alberta*||15.35||17.00||21.79||2019|
|Edmonton – Alberta*||15.00||17.50||22.79||2019|
|Vancouver / Lower Mainland – British Columbia||13.85||13.85||19.00||2018|
|Winnipeg – Manitoba||11.65||13.00||19.00||2018|
|Fredericton / Oromocto – New Brunswick||11.50||12.50||15.00||2018|
|Halifax – Nova Scotia||11.55||12.75||16.50||2018|
|Toronto – Ontario||14.00||14.00||19.35||2018|
|Ottawa – Ontario||14.00||14.00||18.41||2018|
|Windsor / Sarnia – Ontario||14.00||14.00||17.00||2018|
|Kitchener / Waterloo / Barrie – Ontario||14.00||14.00||18.00||2018|
|Prince Edward Island||12.25||12.50||21.50||2018|
|Montreal – Quebec||12.50||14.00||19.00||2018|
|Saskatoon / Biggar – Saskatchewan||11.32||13.70||19.16||2018|
The 2020 full-time average hourly wage rate for service supervisors and specialized service occupations, which includes cooks, is $20.98. The 2020 corresponding median weekly wage rate is $700, giving an approximate full-time annual salary for this employment group of $36,000.
There are over 180,000 cooks working in Canada.