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 $17.50 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

Location Low Wage
$ per hr
Average Wage
$ per hr
High Wage
$ per hr
Year
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

Methodology*

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 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.

Number in employment

There are over 180,000 cooks working in Canada.

These occupations may also be of interest:

Bakers
Chefs
Food Service Supervisors

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