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Court officers co-ordinate the administrative and procedural functions of federal, provincial and territorial courts, such as scheduling trials and overseeing the maintenance of court records. Justices of the peace administer oaths, issue subpoenas, summonses and warrants and perform other court-related duties such as conducting bail hearings. They are employed by federal and provincial courts.
Supreme Court registrar, administrator of the court, clerk of the court, co-ordinator of court services, commissioner of affidavits, commissioner of marriages, court administrator, court clerk supervisor, court officer, court registrar, deputy registrar, judicial administrator, judicial court administrator, judicial officer, justice of the peace, manager, court services, registrar of bankruptcy, trial co-ordinator.
- Co-ordinate administrative services and establish work priorities for court staff
- Schedule court trials and arrange pre-trial conferences and hearings
- Call courts of law to order, read charges and take pleas from defendants
- Record court commencement, trial proceedings and judgements
- Collect and record sheriff fees, transcription fees and other court administrative and services fees
- Oversee the maintenance of judicial court records
- Assist in preparing annual budgets
- May be justices of the peace.
- Issue subpoenas, summonses and warrants, including search warrants
- Receive affidavits, declarations and affirmations
- Administer oaths
- Conduct bail hearings
- Release defendants on judges' orders and explain rights and obligations
- Hear evidence at trials on summary conviction offences and may preside over trials of criminal offences at the discretion of the chief judge of the jurisdiction or as provided for in federal, provincial or territorial statutes
- Perform civil marriages.
Abbotsford, Burnaby, Coquitlam, Richmond, Surrey, Vancouver, Chilliwack, Langley, New Westminster, North Vancouver, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody, White Rock, Gibsons, Mission, Aldergrove, Brunswick Beach, Crescent, Crescent Beach, Cultus Lake, Elgin, Fort Langley, Grandview, Lions Bay, McMillan Island, Ocean Park, South Surrey, Sunnyside, Willoughby
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||(3 of 3 stars)||2014-05-22|
For the 2013-2015 projection period, employment opportunities will be good for Court Officers and Justices of the Peace (NOC 1227) in British Columbia. Compared with all other occupations, more job openings are expected in this occupation as a result of workers retiring. In addition, there should be proportionately fewer unemployed workers with experience in this occupation to compete for available jobs.
According to the 2011 National Household Survey, the average age for this occupation in British Columbia was 50 years and 31% of workers were 55 years old and older. Also, according to the Labour Force Survey, less than 1,500 people worked in this occupation in 2013.
|Location||Employment Potential||Release Date|
|Lower Mainland - Southwest Region||(3 of 3 stars)||2014-05-22|
|North Coast Region||(Undetermined)||2014-05-22|
|Vancouver Island and Coast Region||(3 of 3 stars)||2014-05-22|
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 2014 | (PDF, 720 KB)
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- January 2014 | (PDF, 600 KB)
- Annual Edition 2013 | (PDF, 626 KB) new
- December 2013 | (PDF, 550 KB)
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- January 2013 | (PDF, 250 KB)
- Annual Edition 2012 | (PDF, 463 KB)
Provincial / Territorial Labour Market NewsWeek of Aug 18 - Aug 22, 2014
- In a recent survey, 26% of employers in BC reported that they plan to hire additional employees in the second half of the year. In addition, two thirds of employers plan to keep the same number of workers.
- Following a tailings breach at Mount Polley mine, 42 mill operators have been given layoff notices. The company that owns the mine, Imperial Metals, is working to move employees to other locations, as well as on remedial work on the mine.
- The Terrace Northwest Regional Airport is beginning its $15M expansion, with construction expected to be complete in 2016. The airport is financing the upgrade with an airport improvement fee, and expects it to be paid off within 10 years.
- InsideOut Home and Floral, a retail truck, recently opened in Abbotsford. The boutique store is run out of a converted cube truck and its locations are posted on social media.
- Victoria Harbour Ferry has launched the Lynda Mae 2, a new 40-passenger shuttle service. The Lynda Mae 2 will sail every hour, providing direct service between Steamship Terminal, Fisherman's Wharf, and Ogden Point.
- White Spot is planning to open a new 8,200 sq.-ft. flagship restaurant in a Vancouver heritage building on August 21, 2014
- Following two years of studies, Port Metro Vancouver has approved a direct coal transfer facility at Fraser Surrey Docks. Construction is set to begin in the fall of 2015.
- US department store Marshalls has opened a store in Kelowna. The new location will be Marshalls' 33rd location in Canada.
- Christopher's Spring Water Inc. has submitted a rezoning proposal to construct a water bottling plant in Harrison Mills
- The North East Native Advancing Society, located in Fort St. John, has purchased a heavy equipment/mining simulator tractor trailer with a $1.4M grant from Western Diversification Canada
- The B.C. Institute of Technology expects to add 272 seats in trades programs after receiving $1.35M in new funding to help equip students for work in the liquefied natural gas industry
- The recruitment efforts of the Northern Health show a need for 15 specialist physicians to fill empty positions in Prince George, which include neurologists, anaesthesiologists, geriatricians, and dermatologists
- Seabridge Gold received an environmental assessment certificate from the Government of BC for its $5.3M gold and copper Kerr-Sulphurets-Mitchell mine in northern British Colombia
- A number of new small businesses have recently opened in Victoria, including Westshore Gold and Silver, Reloving Furniture and Tres Chic. In addition, Dads Homemade Soups and Sangy's have opened a second location.
- The Prince Rupert Airport has seen a 5.9% increase in passengers during the first 6 months of the year, compared to the same period last year. The increase is driven by developments in the liquefied natural gas industry within the region.
- Teck Trail Operations has completed construction of its new $148M No. 1 Acid Plant. The plant will reduce sulphur dioxide emissions by up to 15% from its lead and zinc smelting operations.
- Construction has begun on Aqua Residences, a new six-storey condominium complex in downtown Nanaimo. The project will include 20 units, a parkade and a street-level café.
- Construction on the new Timms community centre in Langley is expected to begin at the end of August. A Surrey-based construction company has been awarded the $12.85M contract, which will include a weight room, gymnasium and indoor track.
- Santa Fe Minerals will resume drilling on its Sully Project near Fort Steele. Drilling was halted in June to refine interpretation of new geological information.
- Wings Tap and Grill is opening a new location in Vernon. The Surrey-based restaurant has expanded to 11 locations in the Lower Mainland and recently opened a new location in Kelowna as well.
- Versace will be opening its first Versace Home store in Vancouver, located in the Gastown district, by late September 2014
- Nordstrom will be opening a new 230,000 sq.-ft. store in Vancouver by September 2015. The new store will occupy the former Sears location and will be the largest Nordstrom's in Canada.
- The Lark Group started construction at the end of July on the first phase of the $17.7M redevelopment of the Aldergrove border crossing for the Canada Border Services Agency
- The Government of BC offered $100M in energy conservation subsidies over the next three years to benefit seven thermo-mechanical pulp mills across the province in projects that reduce their power consumption
- Langley-based Tybo Contracting Ltd. expects to start construction of the new four-lane Malakwa Bridge project on the Trans-Canada Highway in August, with a completion date scheduled for the summer of 2016
- The Government of BC and Service Employees' Union recently started construction of the new three-storey headquarters building for its members in Prince George and surrounding areas
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