Cook (Casual)

Kenora, ON


Competition Number 


Job Type


This posting may be used to fill other permanent vacancies, including part-time and/or full-time positions


May consist of days, evenings and weekends

Subject to change based on operational requirements




Nutrition and Food Services


$28.4285 to $29.0837 per hour

As per CUPE LOCAL 822 Collective Agreement

Closing Date




As part of the Nutrition and Environmental Services team, the cook is responsible for the preparation of a variety of food items for patients, visitors and staff in accordance with sanitary regulations. The cook will prepare food for patients that are on regular, modified or therapeutic diets.

If this opportunity sounds like a great fit for you and you meet most of the essential qualifications we are looking for, we encourage you to apply and provide us more details about why you think you would be a great fit. We cannot make any promises, but we will consider your qualifications and the potential you bring. LWDH is dedicated to ongoing professional development and continuing education opportunities to enhance skillsets and working experience.


Why Work with LWDH? In this position, there are many benefits to joining our team:

  • Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan enrolment, one of Canada’s largest defined benefit pension plans that includes portability, inflation protections, survivor benefits, buyback options, and early retirement
  • Pay in lieu of vacation and benefits provided
  • A third party partnered, self-directed and initiated benefits package through Health Care Providers (HCP) Group Insurance is provided that includes customizable health and dental plans, life insurance, long-term disability benefits (LTD), and accidental death, disease and dismemberment (ADD&D) based on package eligibility
  • Access to staff physiotherapy, onsite gym, Employee LifeWorks Program, staff wellness initiatives, and much more!



  • Secondary school diploma or equivalent
  • Minimum Assistant Cook Certification
  • Minimum one year experience in institutional or commercial food handling and food preparation
  • Ability to work in accordance with safe food handling practices
  • Must be physically able to stand, reach, bend and lift on a regular basis
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to perform routine tasks (including but not limited to pot washing, dishes, sweeping, mopping, cleaning, food prep)
  • Knowledge of WHMIS
  • Knowledge of therapeutic diets preferred
  • Discipline free personnel file

  • Reliable attendance record



Please apply through the online application process via

We thank all applicants for their interest but advise that only those selected for further consideration will be contacted. First consideration will be given to current internal employees of LWDH.

Qualified applicants may be considered for other comparable positions or within the same classification other than this posted position.

Please prepare your application in accordance with the qualifications posted in the job advertisement. Applications will be screened based on the posted qualifications.

LWDH is committed to the principles of equity, diversity, and inclusion and belongingness in our operations, throughout our workplace, and seeks to employ individuals who are committed to and value these principles.

We believe in and promote the rights of all persons with disabilities as outlined in the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA 2005) and its related Accessibility Standards Regulations. To meet this responsibility, LWDH will make appropriate accommodations, including alternative formats available. Please inform Human Resources of any accommodation(s) at any point throughout the recruitment and selection process to ensure your equal participation.

LWDH values the importance of creating a workplace that reflects the population it serves and promotes the representation of the Employment Equity groups as outlined by the Employment Equity Act (1993). Applicants are encouraged to self-declare at the time of application.

For more information or to request an accommodation please contact the Human Resources Department at 807-468-9861 ext. 2393



Lake of the Woods District Hospital

Lake of the Woods District Hospital

The Lake of the Woods District Hospital meets the immediate healthcare needs of residents of the City of Kenora, as well as a large surrounding area, including several First Nations Communities.

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