Job prospects Cook in the Lower Mainland–Southwest Region

Explore current and future job prospects for Cooks in the Lower Mainland–Southwest Region. These trends also apply to people working as a cook.

Note that the current 2019-2021 Employment Outlook was published in December 2019 based on information available at that time.

Recent trends

Balanced labour market

The prospect of finding work in this occupation was fair over the past few years (2016-2018). The number of job openings was about the same as the number of workers available.

Source Labour Market Information | Recent Trends Methodology

Job prospects

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Outlook over the next 3 years
Good Good

The employment outlook will be good for Cooks (NOC 6322) in the Lower Mainland - Southwest region for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to a moderate number of new positions.
  • Not many positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a moderate number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.
  • High employee turnover in this occupation could lead to additional employment opportunities.

Here are some key facts about Cooks in the Lower Mainland - Southwest region:

  • Approximately 15,380 people work in this occupation.
  • Cooks mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Accommodation and food services (NAICS 72): 80%
    • Nursing and residential care facilities and social assistance (NAICS 623-624): 6%
  • Source Labour Market Information | Outlook Methodology

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