These statistics cover the career grouping of Chefs and Cooks (NOC 624).
There were 194,892 workers employed in 2010. The median age of workers is 35 and the average retirement age is 64.
Workers are employed in the following industries: Accommodation and food services (87%), Health care and social assistance (4%), Retail trade (2%).
According to the Labour Force Survey (2009), 87% of workers in this occupation worked full-time, compared to the average of 81% for all occupations.
Women represented 25% of workers in this occupation, compared to the average of 48% for all occupations.
This occupation (Chefs) is part of a larger group called Chefs and Cooks (NOC 624). According to the Labour Force Survey (2009), the unionization rate for this group was 14%, while the unionization rate for all occupations was 31%.