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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||(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.
- 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) 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)
- 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 Dec 08 - Dec 12, 2014
- Southern BC, up to Prince George, has been placed under a control zone to limit the spread of avian flu. Although some countries have placed bans on BC poultry, only seven percent of Canada's chickens are exported.
- Residents of Shirley, BC, attended a community meeting recently, expressing opposition to a proposed composting facility near Sandcut Beach. The facility would create five to 10 new jobs; however, residents are concerned with increased traffic and odours.
- Vancouver Community College has handed 70 layoff notices to staff, after the province announced it is discontinuing funds for English and academic upgrading for adults in BC. The Vancouver School Board has said it is also anticipating job reductions.
- Ramsay Machine Works on the Saanich Peninsula has completed the first three of 13 grain conveyor towers being manufactured for Richard International. Work on the towers began in July and will last until February, creating jobs for 30 employees.
- Fraser Health recently announced that it will be creating two Assertive Community Treatments teams. The teams will serve Abbotsford, Mission, Surrey, and North Delta, providing support for mental health and substance use.
- Flightcraft, an aviation company in Kelowna, has been selected by Westjet to perform upgrades on 100 aircrafts. The company stated that they have immediately begun hiring 30 aircraft maintenance engineers.
- The Tim-Br Mart in Lake Country will be closing its doors at the end of 2014. The store currently employs 16 staff, who will be laid off on December 31st.
- In response to $8B in federal shipbuilding contracts in the province, the BC Institute of Technology has launched a ¿Marine Fitter' Program. The four-level program will prepare apprentices to work in shipyard production.
- Avenir Retirement could break ground on a new 83-bed dementia care facility in north Nanaimo next year. Construction is slated to begin in March. Once complete, the facility will create 50 to 60 full-time jobs.
- Western Forest Products has shut down its sawmill in Ladysmith as a result of a weakened lumber market, and lower demand from China. The mill employed 75 workers, as well as 15 contractors.
- Habitat for Humanity will be opening a new ReStore location in Kelowna, their second in the Central Okanagan. Construction of the store will be completed by volunteer tradespeople using new materials purchased through fundraising.
- Victoria's Royal Jubilee Hospital has recently opened the first fully automated microbiology laboratory in a North American hospital. The automated lab will help address a looming shortage of laboratory technologists.
- Mastermind Toys has recently opened new stores in Abbotsford and Coquitlam. The Toronto-based toy retailer is looking for a number of employees at both locations.
- Under BC's A GP For Me program, John Barsby Secondary School in Nanaimo will be establishing a new medical centre in 2015
- The Federal Government has announced that the Point Roberts border crossing, in Tsawwassen, will receive $12M in upgrades. The upgrades are part of a $5.8B series of investments by Infrastructure Canada.
- Lakeland Mills has started operations at its rebuilt lumber mill in Prince George. The replacement facility has created employment for 110 workers, or 50 fewer than the previous mill.
- The Iron Horse Youth Safe House, in Maple Ridge, will be closing its doors by the end of the year. The closure affects approximately 20 part-time and casual staff.
- The Insurance Corp. of BC has announced that it is laying off 10 senior managers and two vice-presidents. The layoffs will save the company approximately $2.2M in operating expenses annually.
- A zoning amendment has been approved for a gold recovery facility in 100 Mile House. The new facility will create up to six jobs, recovering fine gold, silver and platinum from former placer mines.
- The BC Fruit Growers Association has reported that a new seven-year $8.4M replant program will revitalize the tree fruit industry. It is estimated that the program will help replant 1,500 acres, creating 2,600 jobs each year between 2015 and 2021.
- Tilray, a medical marijuana producer in Nanaimo, is planning a major expansion by adding a second building, which will more than double the size of its current facility. Once complete, the company will substantially increase its number of employees.
- In addition to its $1B John Hart Generating Station Replacement Project, BC Hydro has announced the John Hart Dam Safety Upgrade Project, to begin in 2018. The two projects are expected to create hundreds of jobs over several decades in Campbell River.
- The New Westminster school district will be adding nine educational assistants and 15 teachers to its staff. The increase follows a round of layoffs in April, when the district cut 28 positions to meet its budget for 2014-15.
- The Ishtar Transition Housing Society is closing its 10-bed Libra House in Langley on January 31. The closure will affect 10 full-time, 11 part-time, and 14 casual staff.
- Real Estate Webmasters, a Nanaimo-based business, plans to expand from 100 to 1,000 employees after receiving $2M in funding
- A new gallery, 2nd Ave Art Gallery, has opened in Trail. The gallery currently has sculptures from Paper Face Studio and prints by local artist Shawna Erback. The Gallery hopes to take on additional works by local artists.
- Marten Brewpub has begun construction and is expected to open in early 2015. The Vernon brewpub plans to use as many ingredients from the Okanagan as possible. They will start with four beers and expand to eight once fully operational.
- A new taxi service has recently opened up in Trail. Trail Taxi, under the same ownership as taxis in Creston and Castlegar, employs drivers for two vehicles.
- Northwest, a mixed-use development on Vancouver's Westside, will include 349 homes in two towers, as well as ground floor retail. The development began unit sales on November 22, and is slated for occupancy in the spring of 2017.
- Presentation House Gallery has received a $4M donation toward its new 19,000 sq.-ft. art gallery. The gallery is scheduled to open on North Vancouver's waterfront in 2017.
- Chinese e-commerce company, Alibaba, is considering opening a new campus in Vancouver, but the company has concerns that Vancouver's tech industry is facing a talent crunch
- The Fairmont Empress Hotel, a 106-year-old historic hotel in Victoria, is scheduled for more than $30M in upgrades. Upgrades include improvements to windows, air conditioning, guest rooms, and public areas.
- Seaspan has recently completed a $170M modernization to its Vancouver and Victoria Shipyards. The upgrades allow Seaspan to build vessels under the federal shipbuilding contract, which is expected to create 5,000 direct and indirect jobs in BC over the next 20 years.
- As a result of rising ocean acidity in 2013, Island Scallops lost 95% of their crop of pacific scallops. As such, the company recently laid off 21 employees, which accounted for half of its workforce.
- The Government of BC has announced $7M in funding for 32 child-care providers across the province. The funding will add 1,006 new child care spaces across 28 communities.
- Venture Kamloops is conducting a five-year forecast and labour market survey for Kamloops. The Government of BC has provided $100,000 for the survey, which Venture Kamloops will use to recruit a team of economists.
- Dageraad Brewing, a brewery in Burnaby with three full-time employees, recently opened a tasting room
- The North Vancouver council has approved a new coach house policy, capping the houses at 968 sq.-ft. The district expects between five and 25 applications for coach houses every year.
- The Government of BC has launched a new website to connect BC businesses with Liquefied Natural Gas producers. The website allows businesses to advertise the products and services that they are able to provide.
- Organizers recently hosted a launch event for ThriveNorth, an initiative to empower young Northwest business people. The program provides funding and mentorship to people ages 18 to 39 who want to start their own business.
- A new McDonalds in Langley recently held its grand opening celebration. The new location employs 81 full and part-time workers and is open 24-hours a day.
- The Northwest Growth Conference is taking place on March 6th-7th in Prince Rupert. The conference is open to small and medium-sized businesses, investors, industry representatives and entrepreneurs.
- The Industry Training Authority and WorkBC have launched a new online tool, Apprentice Job Match. The tool will connect apprentices with employers in Victoria and the West Shore.
- Slack, a Vancouver-born start-up, has announced that it will begin aggressively hiring in Vancouver, once its renovations are complete. The company is headquarter in San Francisco, but intends to keep a number of its employees in Vancouver.
- A study by the Cariboo Regional District has found that recent cuts to BC Ferries service levels have resulted in a drop of $3.9M in tourism revenues. In addition, the study found that this drop equates to $870,000 in lost tax revenues.
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