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Outlook & Prospects for Court Officers and Justices of the Peace in Lower Mainland - Southwest Region
The future forecast and current conditions for an occupation can vary based on location or due to changes in the economy, technology, or demand for a product or service.
Provincial Employment Potential Information
The following table identifies employment conditions within British Columbia.
|Location||Employment Potential||Release Date|
|British Columbia||(2 of 3 stars)||2015-05-29|
For the 2014-2016 period, the employment outlook is expected to be fair for Court Officers and Justices of the Peace (NOC 1227) in British Columbia.
This outlook is the result of an analysis of a number of factors that influence employment prospects in this occupation. Some of the key findings are that:
- Employment is expected to decline.
- A large number of people are expected to retire.
- This occupation has recently experienced low levels of unemployment.
|Location||Employment Potential||Release Date|
|Lower Mainland - Southwest Region||(2 of 3 stars)||2015-05-29|
|North Coast Region||(Undetermined)||2015-05-29|
|Vancouver Island and Coast Region||(Undetermined)||2015-05-29|
Additional Provincial Prospects
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Labour Market Bulletins
An analysis of the local labour market and an assessment of local employment-related events.
- July 2015 | (PDF, 545 KB)
- June 2015 | (PDF, 323 KB)
- May 2015 | (PDF, 515 KB)
- April 2015 | (PDF, 523 KB)
- March 2015 | (PDF, 591 KB)
- February 2015 | (PDF, 547 KB)
- January 2015 | (PDF, 552 KB)
- 2014 (Annual Edition) | (PDF, 539 KB)
- December 2014 | (PDF, 583 KB)
- November 2014 | (PDF, 573 KB)
- October 2014 | (PDF, 660 KB)
- October 2014 (Quarterly Edition) | (PDF, 694 KB)
- September 2014 | (PDF, 558 KB)
- August 2014 | (PDF, 558 KB)
- July 2014 | (PDF, 720 KB)
- June 2014 | (PDF, 606 KB)
- May 2014 | (PDF, 607 KB)
- April 2014 | (PDF, 608 KB)
- March 2014 | (PDF, 611 KB)
- February 2014 | (PDF, 608 KB)
- January 2014 | (PDF, 600 KB)
- Annual Edition 2013 | (PDF, 626 KB)
- December 2013 | (PDF, 550 KB)
- November 2013 | (PDF, 550 KB)
- October 2013 | (PDF, 508 KB)
- September 2013 | (PDF, 442 KB)
- August 2013 | (PDF, 441 KB)
- July 2013 | (PDF, 517 KB)
- June 2013 | (PDF, 268 KB)
- May 2013 | (PDF, 447 KB)
- April 2013 | (PDF, 495 KB)
- March 2013 | (PDF, 231 KB)
- February 2013 | (PDF, 229 KB)
- January 2013 | (PDF, 250 KB)
- Annual Edition 2012 | (PDF, 463 KB)
Provincial / Territorial Labour Market NewsWeek of Sep 21 - Sep 25, 2015
- Construction of Gellatly Place, a new residential development in Kelowna, will begin in October. The development will include a total of 111 suites in three buildings. Twenty percent of the first phase, which includes 33 units, has already been sold.
- After previously announcing that it would close the Community Counselling Centre in Prince George, the University of Northern BC formed a partnership with Northern Health to keep the centre operational
- The Yale Saloon will open this fall in Vancouver. The restaurant and bar will be in the same location as The Yale Hotel, which closed for renovations in 2012, and went on sale in 2014.
- Two Burnaby schools have received funding to undergo major renovations. Alpha Secondary School will receive $27.2M in seismic mitigation upgrades; while Montecito Elementary will have a $3.8M addition of four new classrooms.
- SuperCare Pharmacy recently opened in Chilliwack
- The Stewart World Port, a $70M commercial wharf, recently opened in northern BC. The Stewart port offers the advantages of being ice-free and having a very deep harbour area. Work has started on a second phase, a $60M traveling bulk shiploader.
- The Nicola Valley Theatre Society was presented with plans for a 550-seat cinema and performing arts centre. The new facility would contain three 100-seat theatres as well as a larger one with 250 seats.
- A month-long ban on raw oysters in Vancouver restaurants was recently lifted. The BC Shellfish Growers Association estimates that the ban will cost oyster growers more than $1.5M.
- Vancouver Startup Week recently held its second annual event. The aim of the event is to contribute to the growth of both companies and ecosystems in Vancouver's innovation and technology communities.
- Meinhardt Fine Foods recently opened a new location in South Granville. The new store is a more convenience-focussed urban market.
- Atrum Coal, an Australia-based mining company, completed a pre-feasibility study and is moving on to a full feasibility assessment for a potential $600M coal mine northwest of Smithers.
- Telus recently held the official opening of its new headquarters in Vancouver, Telus Garden. The $750M development includes a 24-floor office tower as well as a 53-floor residential tower.
- The First Baptist Church proposed a 550-foot residential tower to be built behind its church in downtown Vancouver; the 56-storey tower would include 300 condominiums. A second, eight-storey building with 66 rental units has also been proposed.
- Skeena Sawmills reopened its Terrace mill after a two month hiatus. At full capacity, the mill employs 85 workers in production and 15 in backend roles. Including contractors, the mill generates approximately 150 jobs in the region.
- Construction began on Pretivm Resources' underground gold mine near Stewart. A contract for a 330-person camp has been awarded, and there is a road from the site to Highway 37. Operations are expected to begin in 2017.
- A new frac sand cold-storage and trans-load facility has been given preliminary approval by Dawson Creek city council. The facility would create six direct jobs, as well as create long-term investment in Dawson Creek and additional trucking jobs.
- Riverside Marine, an Australian company, proposed a new ferry service between downtown Vancouver and Victoria Inner Harbour. The foot-passenger service would use two catamaran vessels, with two daily sailings.
- The Richmond School District may be closing some schools due to declining enrolment. Approximately three-quarters of Richmond schools are under-utilized.
- Construction of a new $30M Tuscany-inspired winery has begun in West Kelowna. Grizzli Winery will include four tasting rooms, a retail store, and a 150-seat restaurant.
- Baldy Hughes Therapeutic Community and Farm, a treatment facility near Prince George, recently completed a 20-bed expansion, bringing total beds available to 65. The expansion also added three full-time nurses and one new occupational therapist.
- Black Ball Ferry Line is expected to begin construction of its $10M dock project on October 13. Construction will run until May, when it will suspend for the Victoria tourism season, and resume in October 2016.
- Thompson Rivers University will add 32 seats to its health-care assistants program; the program currently has 64 seats
- As a result of drought conditions this summer, Metro Vancouver has begun negotiations with BC Hydro to increase the amount of water it draws from Coquitlam Lake. The city is seeking to increase its usage from 100-billion litres to 250-billion litres annually.
- The Kamloops-Thompson board of education announced it will recall some teachers laid off earlier this year. Approximately 200 more elementary students than expected enrolled for school in the region.
- A recent report, Caregivers in Distress, found that the value of unpaid family caregiver labour in BC could be worth $4.1B in 2015. It also found that the stress rate of family caregivers is one of the highest in the country.
- Canfor Corp announced that it will permanently close its Canal Flats sawmill on November 9. The closure will affect 74 employees. Canfor will attempt to offer transfers to other divisions.
- Maple Ridge city council approved a proposal by Falcon Homes to build five new condo buildings on a formerly derelict site. The $7M project includes buildings between four and six storeys and will be constructed at about one building per year.
- The Bryton Group recently outlined its plans for a large residential development on the former Kanata School site. The development includes up to 270 new units in nine three-storey buildings. The company hopes to start construction this spring.
- The industrial property vacancy rate in Greater Victoria is up to 5.69%, the highest it's been in 15 years. The report by Colliers International attributes the increase to tenants moving to newer, higher quality offices, leaving the old ones vacant.
- Pomeroy Lodging is considering building an executive hotel in Terrace, Thornhill, or Kitimat. The project would likely include a convention centre, hotel and casino, similar to the facility in Fort St. John.
- The District of Sicamous hired a new employee to oversee the creation of an economic development society. The society will examine neighbouring communities to find ways for Sicamous businesses to be more economically sustainable.
- Construction has begun on the new City of Kelowna Police Service building. The $48M project is the largest city development in 2015, and is scheduled for completion in the spring of 2017.
- The College of Pharmacists of BC recently suspended the licences of two Vancouver pharmacists, forcing the pharmacies to close their doors. Downtown Pharmacy closed most recently, and Native Vancouver Pharmacy closed in May.
- McDonalds announced that they will phase in cage-free eggs over the next 10 years. The BC Egg marketing board has reported that the province is prepared to meet the demand, and about 75% of new barns built for BC egg farmers are cage-free.
- A number of post-secondary facilities have seen a significant decrease in adult students, since course fees were introduced this year. Vancouver Community College has given advance layoff notices to 43 instructors.
- Seadrift Fishmarket recently opened a new location in Nanaimo's south end. The new store, Riverside Fresh Food Market sells fresh seafood as well as other groceries and a take-out restaurant.
- Baltic Properties was awarded a contract by Interior Health to construct a new residential-care facility in Kelowna. Construction is expected to begin this fall and be complete in early 2017, providing 100 new beds in the city.
- The Salmon Arm Safeway store in Centenoka Park Mall will close its doors on November 5. The closure will affect 48 employees, some of whom may move to other locations.
- Viking Air, a North Saanich-based aircraft manufacturer, signed a deal to manufacture 10 Twin Otter places for a Russian petroleum company. The agreement also highlights an opportunity for a Twin Otter facility in Russia.
- McKinsey & Co, a global consulting company, is setting up a new location in Vancouver. The new location will function as a hub with expertise in mining and energy.
- Metro Vancouver is reviewing the option of drying biosolids to recover energy. The city expects it would need a new wastewater treatment facility to process all of the biosolids currently generated in the region.
- Residential building permits issued in Kamloops have reached 356 at the end of August, up from 276 at the same time last year. However, overall permits values are relatively unchanged, coming in at $136.9M this year and $136M in 2014.
- White Rock city council has awarded B&B Contracting a $297,000 contract for works on the sewer systems near the Peace Arch Hospital expansion. Construction is expected to begin this month.
- A new entrepreneurial incubator has opened in Richmond. Café 1029 operates as a restaurant as well as a place for entrepreneurs and investors can crowdfund new projects.
- The Okanagan Art Gallery recently opened in Osoyoos. The new gallery is part of Oliver Art Gallery, however the new space is twice as large as the location in Oliver.
- Sears recently closed its Hometown Store locations in Trail and Castlegar. Both stores had three employees who were laid off. Sears still has hometown stores in Creston, Nelson, and Grand Forks.
- TD Bank announced that it will close its location in Langley Mall. The outlet will be merged with the bank on Willowbrook Drive. TD is the most recent of a number of banks who have relocated their offices in the Langley Core.
- A new doctor has joined the Chetwynd Primary Care Clinic on a one-year contract. The addition of the new doctor means that the Emergency Room in Chetwynd will be operational for the foreseeable future, after having limited access throughout August.
- The District of Peachland recently closed its compost site. The district determined that if they were to hire full-time staff to monitor the site, annual costs would increase from $50,000 to $350,000.
- Two new secondary schools have opened and are accepting new students this year in School District 62. Belmont and Royal Bay will provide spaces for nearly 1,900 students this year.
- Victoria has become an attractive option to technology companies looking to expand. The Victoria Advanced Technology Council has reported that technology in Greater Victoria has grown into a $4B industry, employing more than 15,000 people.
- Site work has begun on the new Aldergrove Recreation Centre in Langley. A 100-year old elementary school will be taken down and replaced with a new recreation complex including a two-level arenas, a fitness centre, and a large aquatic facility.
- The BC SPCA broke ground on its new $3.4M facility in Nanaimo. The 700-sq.-m. facility will be located on 4.8 hectares of land, which includes walking trails and dog parks. The new building is expected to be open by early to mid-summer next year.
- Beachcombers Academy completed construction of its new addition, Little Oysters Preschool. The preschool will accommodate 16 children from Courtenay, Comox, Cumberland Royston, Denman Island and Fanny Bay.
- Roger Foods announced that it wil build a new flour mill in Chilliwack, which will increase its capacity by 80%. Construction is expected to be complete by the fall of 2017, when nine new jobs will be added to the mill.
- Spinlister, a Santa Monica-based bicycle sharing company, recently expanded into Vancouver. The company allows individuals to rent their bikes, similar to Airbnb or Uber. The company currently has about 50 bicycles registered in Vancouver.
- The office vacancy rate in downtown Vancouver reached 10% as of June 30, its highest level since 2004. Some realtors are predicting that with new office towers opening, the rate could rise as high as 12% by the end of the year.
- Several new schools are being considered in Vancouver in the near future. A new elementary school is scheduled to open downtown in 2017, and the Vancouver School Board is considering two other locations for new elementary schools.
- The province of BC is expected to see the strongest economic performance in the country this year, with a GDP growth at 3%
- Businesses that rely on tourism traffic have been suffering recently in Oliver due to wildfire smoke in the region. Some businesses have reported as much as a 20% drop in traffic due to smoke.
- A new Veterinarian clinic recently opened in Kimberley. North Star Veterinarian Clinic is in the former location of Steeples Veterinary Clinic, which closed in August.
- Tesla Motors recently secured a lease on a new 18,500-sq.-ft. location in Vancouver. The new development will be Tesla's first retail and service centre in Western Canada.
- Indigo Spirit will be opening a new location in Vancouver. The new store will replace the recently closed Chapters Books on Robson Street. The store is expected to open in mid-November.
- The City of Penticton is starting a digital advertising campaign this fall to attract virtual workers. The $50,000 advertising campaign will be aimed at tech-savvy virtual workers who may be willing to relocate to Penticton.
- Site work recently began on a new hotel in downtown Kelowna. Construction is expected to begin early next year, with an opening date in March 2018. Approximately 540 jobs will be created during construction, as well as 224 once the hotel opens.
- The Lower Mainland was recently hit by one of the most intense storms in over a decade. Over 100 BC Hydro workers from elsewhere in the province worked with 300 local workers to restore power to the region.
- Construction has begun on Tsawwassen Commons, a new 550,000-sq.-ft. shopping centre located near Tsawwassen Mills. The mall will include approximately 100 outlets, and is currently about 70% preleased.
- The City of Vancouver received 69 applications for compassion clubs and 107 applications for marijuana-related retail businesses. Each applicant will need to comply with zoning requirements, or will have to close within six months.
- The Dawson Creek Medical Clinic will close its doors on July 1, 2016 when its sole physician retires. The clinic had 12 doctors at its peak, but has recently been unable to recruit new doctors to the city.
- Riverside Fly & Tackle, a fishing store in Port Coquitlam, recently closed its doors
- Several new stores will be coming to Salmon Arm's SmartCentre shopping centre. Building permits have been issued for a new Winners and Dollarama, and the third Tim Hortons in the city is scheduled for late 2016.
- Conifex Timber, a BC-based timber company, recently purchased a mothballed sawmill in Arkansas. The company reported that the US has overtaken the interior region of BC as the dominant low-cost lumber supply in North America.
- A recent report by Winston Collective ranked Vancouver's luxury zone as the second-most robust luxury shopping cluster in Canada. The downtown Vancouver district will soon be home to 21 free-standing luxury brand stores.
- The City of Surrey will add a $5.5M expansion to the Newton Recreation Centre. Construction of the expansion, which will add another 4,000-sq.-ft. of fitness space, is expected to begin in November.
- In an effort to alleviate the backlog of scheduled surgeries, Island Health will enter into a contract with Surgical Centres, a private surgical partner. Surgical Centres will open a new surgical facility in Victoria by mid-2016.
- Woodjam Copper recently announced that it will begin exploration at its 40,000-hectare site near Horsefly. The company will begin geophysics work, and expects to begin drilling in 2016.
- The Government of BC anticipates that midwives will attend up to 33% of all births by 2020. Currently, midwives attend approximately 20% of total births. The University of BC currently offers a four-year midwifery program.
- TD Canada Trust is currently renovating its flagship location in Vancouver's Pacific Centre. The 15,000-sq.-ft. expansion, scheduled to be completed in October, will employ 56 people and will feature an environmentally friendly design.
- The Centre of Jewish Life and Learning has broken ground on its new $3M, 10,000-sq.-ft. building. The facility, which is expected to open in 2016, will include a community hall, library, Hebrew school, and daycare.
- Townline will hold a public meeting in Victoria to gauge interest in having a brewpub or brewer in the Hudson district. There is retail space available in the new Hudson Walk development, which will be completed in fall 2016.
- A temporary housing facility in downtown Vancouver, which housed 155 vulnerable residents, was forced to close due to flood damage. The City has split the residents among three alternate locations to make sure they have meals and shelter.
- According to a recent report from RBC Economics, the average price of a two-storey home in Vancouver is $979,600, more than double the Canadian average. However, prices will likely continue to rise given the tightness in the Vancouver market.
- Maple Ridge will open a new 40-bed temporary homeless shelter between October and March
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