Cook Salary in Canada

Cooks had higher salaries in Nunavut

According to Canada’s Job Bank, in 2016, the median wage for cooks in Canada was $12.5/hr.




Cook salaries vary by province; in 2016, cooks in Newfoundland and Labrador had the lowest wage ($10.5/hr.).

COOKS (NOC 6322-B)

Wages ($/hr)

Province/Territory Low Median High
Canada 10.5 12.5 19.1
Nunavut 14 20 35
Yukon 14 17 27.5
Northwest Territories 13.98 18 27
Newfoundland and Labrador 10.5 12.5 22
Saskatchewan 10.72 13.5 21.79
Prince Edward Island 11 12 20.38
British Columbia 10.85 13 20
Alberta 12.2 14 19.87
Nova Scotia 10.7 12 19.65
New Brunswick 10.65 12 18.86
Ontario 11.4 12 18.75
Québec 10.75 12.82 18.7
Manitoba 11 12 17.29
Source: Job Bank. November 2016*

*Wages are reviewed and updated on the Job Bank Web site on an annual basis.

Licensing

Occupations in the tourism/hospitality industry are not regulated in Canada. This means that you are not required to register with one of the provincial or territorial regulatory authorities to be authorized to practise occupations in the tourism industry anywhere in Canada.

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