Canada Makes it Easy for Foreigners to Find Temporary Jobs – Without Work Permits [2024]

Cook Jobs Available

Job Bank is Canada’s national employment service, available as a website and mobile app. Job Bank help’s foreigners and Canadians find work and plan their careers, and they make it easier for employers to recruit and hire across the country.

In 1980 the Government of Canada aims to improve the delivery of services to citizens with the launch of one of the world’s first public computer networks – ‘Cantel’ – in public spaces across the country. Canadians can now search for jobs anywhere in Canada in the National Job Bank database.

The Government of Canada passed the Employment Insurance Act, which transforms the national employment service. 

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In 2018 Job Bank’s job search tools are made available to Canadian job seekers as a mobile app. The Job Bank mobile app is one of the first developed by the Government of Canada, as part of its commitment to provide Canadians with digital services that work for them.

A cook’s job description may include:

  • Preparing food: Cooking meals according to recipes, washing, chopping, and mixing ingredients
  • Maintaining kitchen standards: Ensuring food portions and presentation meet company standards, storing food at the right temperature, and keeping ingredients fresh
  • Cleaning and sanitizing: Washing dishes, sanitizing surfaces, and taking out trash
  • Assisting other cooks: Helping to complete food orders in a timely manner
  • Resolving customer issues: Handling problems with customers’ orders

Other responsibilities may include:

  • Operating a grill, oven, or fryer
  • Performing other kitchen duties as assigned
  • Complying with nutrition and sanitation guidelines 

Cooks should have excellent cooking skills, be able to follow instructions, and be deft at multitasking. They should also have experience using various ingredients and cooking techniques. 

Some types of cooks include:

  • Prep cook: Prepares ingredients for menu items, such as washing, chopping, and mixing vegetables, meat, and other ingredients
  • Lead cook: Oversees restaurant operations and other cooks, and works closely with restaurant managers, cooks, and front of house staff
  • Line cook: Juggles many tasks in a fast-paced environment


  • Set up workstations with all needed ingredients and cooking equipment
  • Prepare ingredients to use in cooking (chopping and peeling vegetables, cutting meat etc.)
  • Cook food in various utensils or grillers
  • Check food while cooking to stir or turn
  • Ensure great presentation by dressing dishes before they are served
  • Keep a sanitized and orderly environment in the kitchen
  • Ensure all food and other items are stored properly
  • Check quality of ingredients
  • Monitor stock and place orders when there are shortages
  • Proven experience as cook
  • Experience in using cutting tools, cookware and bakeware
  • Knowledge of various cooking procedures and methods (grilling, baking, boiling etc.)
  • Ability to follow all sanitation procedures
  • Ability to work in a team
  • Very good communication skills
  • Excellent physical condition and stamina





  • No degree, certificate or diploma


1 to less than 7 months

Work setting

  • Restaurant



  • Prepare and cook complete meals or individual dishes and foods
  • Prepare dishes for customers with food allergies or intolerances
  • Prepare and cook special meals for patients as instructed by dietitian or chef
  • Inspect kitchens and food service areas
  • Train staff in preparation, cooking and handling of food
  • Supervise kitchen staff and helpers
  • Maintain inventory and records of food, supplies and equipment
  • Organize buffets and banquets/
  • Overview
  • Languages
  • English
  • Education
  • Secondary (high) school graduation certificate
  • Experience
  • 1 to less than 7 months
  • Benefits
  • Health benefits
  • Dental plan
  • Health care plan
  • Vision care benefits
  • Long term benefits
  • Long-term care insurance


  • Cook (general)

Additional information

Personal suitability

  • Organized
  • Team player

Who can apply to this job?

The employer accepts applications from:

  • Canadian citizens and permanent or temporary residents of Canada.
  • Other candidates with or without a valid Canadian work permit.

How to apply

By email

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