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 $15.80 per hour and the lowest average (median) wages are in Windsor / Sarnia – Ontario at $11.60 per hour.

A typical full-time annual salary for this occupation is in the region of $23,000 – $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* 12.7415.5620.832017
Edmonton – Alberta* 13.5015.8022.262017
Vancouver / Lower Mainland Southwest – British Columbia 11.3514.00 22.002016
Winnipeg – Manitoba 11.15 12.00 17.00 2016
Fredericton / Oromocto – New Brunswick 11.0013.0016.502016
Halifax – Nova Scotia 10.8512.5016.502016
Toronto – Ontario 11.60 12.00 18.892016
Ottawa – Ontario 11.6012.50 20.232016
Windsor / Sarnia – Ontario 11.6011.60 17.002016
Kitchener / Waterloo / Barrie – Ontario 11.6012.00 15.002016
Prince Edward Island 11.2512.00 21.002016
Montreal – Quebec 11.2513.00 18.002016
Saskatoon / Biggar – Saskatchewan10.9613.5021.00 2016


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 2018 full-time average hourly wage rate for service supervisors and specialized service occupations, which includes cooks, 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.

Number in employment

There are over 200,000 cooks working in Canada.

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