NOC#: 63200

Number employed in the occupation:


Gender of people employed in the occupation:

# of Women: 785


# of Men: 2625


Age of people working in the occupation:

Age 15 to 29: 1585

Age 30 to 54: 1305

Age 55 to 64: 445

Age 65 and older: 85

Highest Education level of people working in the occupation:

No certificate, diploma or degree: 750

Secondary school diploma: 1360

Apprenticeship or trades certificate: 245

College certificate or diploma: 690

University diploma or degree: 370

Median Incomes of people working in the occupation (2022)

Median income for an entry-level employee: $14.58

Median income for all employees in the occupation: $16.66

Median income for an experienced employee: $22.91

Annual online job postings in 2023 for this occupation:

1654 online job postings

Average advertised hourly wage: $19.56/hour

Industries that employ most people working in the occupation:

72 Accommodation and Food Service 2,820 (82.6%)
62 Health Care and Social Assistance 350 (10.2%)
44-45 Retail Trade 105 (3.1%)

Employment outlook:


  • The high number of restaurants in the province will support opportunities for cooks
  • Investments in new nursing and long-term care facilities in Ontario
  • Elevated levels of travel and tourism activity expected over the forecast period
  • Opportunities in the ethnic cuisine market and specialized eateries