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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|
|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)
- 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) new
- 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)
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- January 2013 | (PDF, 250 KB)
- Annual Edition 2012 | (PDF, 463 KB)
Provincial / Territorial Labour Market NewsWeek of Aug 11 - Aug 15, 2014
- 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
- E-Comm, a call center that provides 911 services, is undergoing a $60M upgrade to its radio system. The company is also expanding its services to include northern Vancouver Island and interior BC.
- Construction has begun on two hospitals in Comox Valley and in Campbell River. The work will run until 2017, creating about 1,900 jobs during the construction period.
- Canpar Courier recently announced that they are laying off 37 employees across BC. Canpar will close six of its offices in BC by August 5, with the existing contracts being taken over by Loomis.
- Mount Baldy has been put up for sale after its owners failed to raise enough money during the last ski season. The Osoyoos-based ski hill is under foreclosure action and hopes to find a buyer before the ski season begins.
- West Kelowna council held its third annual Breakfast with Business on May 20, with 92 attendees who discussed the city's future business needs
- Kelowna city council gave approval for a $35M Okanagan Centre for Innovation. The building will begin construction once financing is secured and should be complete by early 2016.
- BC was the only province in Canada which experienced a retail sales decrease between April and May 2014. The slight decrease of 0.1% came after a 1.6% increase from March to April. Canada-wide, retail sales grew by 0.7%.
- Vancouver has approved a $900,000 plan to attract venture capital funds to the city. By bringing venture capitalists to the city, it will encourage investment in local start-up companies.
- Crypto Think Tank has launched the first Bitcoin ATM in Surrey. The nearby city of Vancouver currently has six Bitcoin ATM's.
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