Chefs

National Occupation Code (NOC): 6321  ยท  Browse All Occupations

This unit group includes various types of chefs who plan and direct food preparation and cooking activities and who prepare and cook meals and specialty foods. They are employed in restaurants, hotels, hospitals and other health care institutions, central food commissaries, clubs and similar establishments, and on ships.

Alternate Job Titles

  • Assistant Chef
  • Banquet Chef
  • Chef
  • Chef De Cuisine
  • Chef De Partie
  • Cold Foods Chef
  • Corporate Chef
  • Entremetier
  • Executive Chef
  • Executive Sous-chef
  • First Sous-chef
  • Garde-manger Chef
  • Head Chef
  • Head Rotisseur
  • Master Chef
  • Meat Chef
  • Meat, Poultry And Fish Chef
  • Pasta Chef
  • Pastry Chef
  • Rotisserie Chef
  • Saucier
  • Second Chef
  • Sous-chef
  • Specialist Chef
  • Specialty Foods Chef
  • Supervising Chef
  • Sushi Chef
  • Working Sous-chef
  • Chef
  • Corporate Chef
  • Executive Chef
  • Executive Sous-chef
  • Head Chef
  • Master Chef
  • Pastry Chef
  • Saucier
  • Sous-chef
  • Specialist Chef

Median Income by Education

The following table details the median income for various education levels for chefs.

Education Level Median Income
No certificate, diploma or degree $18,661
Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate $23,982
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma $38,394
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma $28,807
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level N/A
University certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above $26,968
Total: Highest certificate, diploma or degree $26,998
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

Median Income by Gender

The following table details median income by gender for chefs.

Gender Median Income
Male $26,998
Female $29,547
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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Extracted Salary Information (22 samples)

The following salary data has been extracted from job posts indexed on this website over the last year for chefs.

$0.00
Lowest Observed
$99,000.00
Highest Observed
$31,200.00
25th Percentile
$39,547.68
Average
$36,011.00
Median
$52,650.00
75th Percentile

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Regional Employment Participation by Age Group

This chart and accompanying table outlines regional employment participation by age group for chefs

Age Group Employed Individuals
15 to 24 years 170
25 to 34 years 210
35 to 44 years 165
45 to 54 years 155
55 to 64 years 90
65 to 74 years 10
75 years and over 10
Total 795
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for labour force aged 15 and over in private households.

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Regional Employment Participation by Employment Type

This chart outlines regional employment participation by employment type for chefs. Hover over a pie section to see the associated employment type, or refer to the table below.

Employment Type Employed Individuals
Full Time 380
Part Time 380
Total 755
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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Regional Employment Participation by Gender

This chart outlines regional employment participation by gender for chefs. Hover over a pie section to see the associated gender, or refer to the table below.

Gender Employed Individuals
Male 555
Female 200
Total 755
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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Regional Employment Participation by Class of Worker

This chart outlines regional employment participation by class of worker for chefs. Hover over a pie section to see the associated class, or refer to the table below.

Class Employed Individuals
Employee 730
Self Employed 65
Total 795
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for labour force aged 15 and over in private households.

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Regional Employment Participation by Labour Force Status

This chart outlines regional employment participation by labour force status for chefs. Hover over a pie section to see the associated labour status, or refer to the table below.

Labour Status Individuals
Employed 765
Unemployed 30
Total 795
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for labour force aged 15 and over in private households.

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Regional Employment Participation by Education Level

This chart outlines regional employment participation by education level for chefs. Hover over a pie section to see the associated education level, or refer to the table below.

Education Level Individuals
No certificate, diploma or degree 45
Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate 220
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 140
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 260
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level 20
University certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above 60
Total 755
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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