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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
For additional information on current trends or the outlook for occupations in this province or territory, visit on: Provincial Job Futures - (Employment Prospects section) Web Site.
Labour Market Bulletins
An analysis of the local labour market and an assessment of local employment-related events.
(To access archived Labour Market Bulletins not appearing on this webpage, please contact us).
- December 2015 | (PDF, 552 KB)
- November 2015 | (PDF, 552 KB)
- October 2015 | (PDF, 552 KB)
- September 2015 | (PDF, 272 KB)
- August 2015 | (PDF, 496 KB)
- July 2015 | (PDF, 545 KB)
- June 2015 | (PDF, 323 KB)
- 2014 (Annual Edition) | (PDF, 539 KB)
Provincial / Territorial Labour Market NewsWeek of Jan 18 - Jan 22, 2016
- Colwood council approved two new developments. The first is an apartment complex and nine single-family dwellings. The second project is a six-phase development which includes 33 condominiums in three low-rise buildings.
- Five businesses on West Fourth, in Vancouver, are relocating to new locations as the building is being cleared for a new development. One of the affected businesses, Buen Café, has chosen to close permanently.
- A group of Vernon doctors announced that they will open a new medical clinic in March. The news comes after another Vernon clinic recently announced it is closing and a second announced it is reducing its hours of operation.
- The Victoria Women in Need Community Co-operative is opening a new location in Langford. The co-operative creates opportunities for local women to be self-sufficient and employed through a number of programs.
- Selkirk College announced that it will begin offering Red Seal training with a Professional Cook 3 course, starting in February.
- Hillsborough Resources suspended operations at its Quinsam coal mine near Campbell River. The company did not say how many of its 66 employees would be affected by the shutdown; however the company will continue to ship coal from its inventory to meet contractual commitments this year.
- The Prince Rupert Port Authority released its Economic Impact of Capital Expansions Plans forecast. The forecast predicts that its full-buildout development plan could generate about 5,000 new jobs directly related to port activity in northern BC.
- Larch Hills Nordic Society approved an expansion which would increase the chalet's size from 1,200 to 3,600 sq.-ft.
- Bosa Properties and BlueSky Properties are constructing the first tower of the three-building Lougheed Heights development. The 37-storey development will include 334 units as well as four townhomes, with occupancy anticipated in winter of 2018.
- Cando Rail Services recently purchased the 36-hectare former Weyco site in Mission Flats. The company plans to build an extensive rail terminal at the location and expecting to employ hundreds of workers.
- Island Health announced plans to perform 3,160 more MRI between now and March. As a result, 4.6 full-time-equivalent MRI technicians have been hired at the south Island, and 2.2 additional technicians at the Nanaimo Regional General Hospital.
- Esdilagh (Alexandria) First Nation announced that it is building a new community and health centre. The new building, which is expected to be completed by July 2016, will replace the band office which was destroyed over a year ago.
- The Canadian Cancer Society opened a new Community Initiatives office in Dawson Creek on Jan 20
- Chemainus Foods announced that it has closed its doors. The closure leaves Chemainus with one grocery store, 49th Parallel Grocery.
- Pryndik Bit and Supply Limited recently closed its doors. The Fort St. John business, which manufactured oilfield drill bits, cited the downturn in the economy as the reason for the closure.
- Penticton city council recently found that 25 city-owned buildings would require $31M in repairs and upgrades over the next decade. The city is exploring its options to reduce the number of buildings that will require repairs.
- Comox Strathcona Waste Management started the first phase of its Comox Valley landfill closure project by installing a landfill gas flare system at the Cumberland dump. The cost to close the dump is estimated at over $10M.
- In an effort to help local businesses connect with Peace River Hydro Partners, the BC Chamber of Commerce and BC Hydro are hosting several networking sessions throughout January and February.
- The Columbia Basin Trust increased its Community Initiatives and Affected Areas program funding from $3.6M to $4.2M. The program provides funding to local government and First Nation partners to support community projects.
- The Clean Energy Vehicle for BC program, which offers a $5,000 rebate on new electric vehicle sales, has nearly been exhausted. The program, which was expected to last until March 2018, is expected to run out early.
- Fraser Works Co-op recently launched its Working Man's Closet program. The program provides interview-appropriate clothing to men free of charge to help with job searches.
- Family Naturopathic Clinic is hoping to expand its services for low income families. The Victoria clinic, which provides free naturopathic health care to young parents and low income families, currently has a waiting list of about four months.
- The Town of Sidney and Victoria Airport Authority announced a land swap. The move is expected to help the development of a new community safety building for Sidney, along with a commercial and retail area for the airport.
- A new crepe and panini shop, Hot and Toasty Café, recently opened in Langley.
- The National Energy Board granted LNG Canada a 40-year export licence for its planned terminal near Kitimat. The license, which allows for up to 1,494 billion cubic metres of gas, will expire if exports have not begun by December 31, 2022.
- The Okanagan Skaha School District added Trout Creek Elementary to the list of schools being considered for closure. Trout Creek currently has 182 students and enrollment is projected to decrease to 168 by 2018.
- The Chetwynd Echo recently closed its doors. The Echo is the most recent in a growing list of community newspapers shuttering across BC.
- The Government of BC is proposing a payment deferral program to support mines in the province. The program would defer a portion of the mines' electrical bills until prices for mineral commodities increase.
- A new airline company, NewLeaf Travel, will begin offering low-cost flights on February 12. The company will fly into seven Canadian cities, including Kelowna and Abbotsford.
- The Canada-BC Job Grant launched new funding streams in 2016. These initiatives provide training opportunities for newcomers, refugees, and priority sectors.
- Imperial Metals Corp. announced that it is laying off about 100 workers at its Huckleberry mine near Houston. This is the second round of layoffs at the mine, and affects around one-third of its workers.
- A new restaurant and bar, Craft Bierhaus, recently opened in Revelstoke.
- Granite Medical Clinic is closing its doors by the end of March. The closure will leave Merritt with only six doctors, but the Interior Health Authority is attempting to recruit three more.
- Pacific Coastal Airlines will begin offering twice-daily flights from Prince George to Victoria.
- Status of Women Canada awarded a $163,000 grant to the Community Resource Centre to support self-employed women and business owners on the Sunshine Coast. The project runs until October 2017.
- Original Joe's Restaurant & Bar is opening a new location in Dawson Creek.
- Riverside Marine announced that it could begin passenger ferry service between Vancouver and Victoria's Inner Harbour as early as this summer. The company recently started retrofitting a catamaran to handle up to 300 passengers.
- A number of resource-based communities in BC experienced multi-year declines in home values. The drop in copper and coal prices is significantly impacting towns such as Trail, Elkford, Fraser Lake, and Tumbler Ridge.
- TransLink will add 21 new busses to its fleet. The three-door busses are part of an ongoing effort to replace aging vehicles.
- After losing its contract with BC Ferries, Pacific Coach Lines faces layoffs for about 70% of its workforce. Starting in February, bus service on BC Ferries will be provided by Wilson's Transportation.
- Westcorp plans to build a new $65M hotel in downtown Kelowna. Construction of the 24-storey development is expected to begin in early 2016 and will take 22 months to complete.
- Beach Fire Brewing is working to bring a craft brewery to Campbell River. If approved, the company expects to create 15 new jobs at the brewery and restaurant.
- Since September, more than 1,300 single parents in BC have signed up for the provincial government's Single Parent Employment Initiative. Of those, more than 100 are enrolled in training programs and 50 are already working.
- The Surrey School District expects to add over 6,500 new students over the next decade, which would require three new schools and three expansions
- Upgrades to the Surrey Central SkyTrain Station are expected to start in May. The expansion includes a new station house, commercial building, and additional platform space.
- The Ruby Princess cruise ship was recently refitted at the Esquimalt drydock. The project, which is valued at between $4M and $5M, saw 350 Victoria Shipyards workers and 350 Princess employees working long shifts over ten days.
- TransCanada and the Lheidli T'enneh First Nation formed a new Pipeline Benefits Agreement for the Coastal GasLink Pipeline. The proposed liquefied natural gas pipeline would run from Dawson Creek to Kitimat.
- The City of Prince Rupert approved a new eight-storey, 72-unit, condominium. The project is expected to break ground in 2016.
- Yellow Cabs is looking to expand its service to Fort St. John. The Passenger Transportation Board of BC set a hearing for February, when it will decide whether to approve the application for 21 new cabs.
- The Government of BC announced it will invest $175M to build a new hub for mental health care services in Coquitlam. Two new buildings will house existing programs, including the Maples Adolescent Treatment Centre and a facility for mental health and addiction,
- The City of Nanaimo recently laid off three members of its senior management team as a result of organizational changes and budgetary pressures
- The City of Grand Forks recently gave layoff notices to three employees. The layoffs are expected to save the city approximately $300,000 annually, which will be used for infrastructure projects.
- Great Canadian Gaming recently completed a $11M renovation of the Fraser Downs Racetrack and Casino in Cloverdale. The facility was rebranded as Elements Casino and its workforce increased from 290 to 380 employees.
- Dairy Queen recently opened a new location in Lake Country that employs 45 staff
- BC Ferries added over 150 additional sailings between Metro Vancouver and Vancouver Island over the holiday season
- The City of Victoria opened a new business hub at city hall. The business hub is a one-stop shop for businesses trying to set up or expand in the city. The city also announced plans to hire a business ambassador.
- Salman Partners, a Vancouver-based investment banker and broker, is closing its doors in February. The firm announced that it will make arrangement to transfer its accounts to other brokerage companies.
- The Government of BC announced plans to replace the George Massey Tunnel with a ten-lane toll bridge. Construction will begin in 2017, and is expected to create about 9,000 direct jobs over the life of the project.
- World Journal Vancouver closed its doors on January 1. The newspaper is one of three mainstream Chinese-language dailies in the region. The paper employs more than 20 people in Toronto and Vancouver.
- Three Voices of Healing, a 12-bed alcohol and drug abuse treatment centre in Invermere, closed its doors at the end of the year. The closure impacts approximately nine employees at the centre.
- The Village of Clinton approved a development permit for Clinton Hangyang Zhengong International Investments to construct a water bottling plant. Construction of the 85,000 sq.-ft. facility will begin in April. The plant is expected to create between 40 and 60 jobs once complete in spring 2017.
- The City of Vancouver approved more than 1,300 new rental units in 2015 in an effort to improve the supply of rental housing. This is the fourth year in a row that the city has met its annual target of approving 1,000 rental units.
- The City of Vancouver opened an additional 60 winter shelter spaces, bringing the total to 230. The new spaces are in three locations, on Burrard St., East Hastings St., and in the Downtown Eastside.
- The province of BC is opening a new trade office in Jakarta in the first quarter of 2016. The trade office will help small businesses in BC to export their goods to Southeast Asia. Currently, only 1.3% of BC small businesses are exporters.
- The Fraser Institute published its 2015 edition of Waiting Your Turn, a report on health wait times across Canada. The report found that the wait time between referral and seeing a specialist in BC decreased from 9.5 weeks in 2014 to 8.4 weeks in 2015.
- The Kootenay Lake school board announced that it will spend the majority of its $734,000 budget surplus on staffing. The decision includes adding a new computer technician and stabilizing clerical hours.
- Construction of a new 70,000 sq.-ft. Cabela's is underway at McCallum Junction. The new store is expected to open in the fall of 2016.
- Animation jobs in Vancouver are growing; DreamWorks Animation and DHX Media announced that they are producing 130 episodes of children's animation in their Vancouver and Halifax studios.
- Surrey's Centre for Child Development recently completed its expansion. The expansion creates 37 new child care spaces, as well as a renovated therapy wing.
- Port Metro Vancouver plans to reduce the RCMP-led National Port Enforcement Team from 13 to nine officers, as the port invested in a number of additional security upgrades, including 600 cameras, access gates, and patrol boats.
- The Regional District of Nanaimo awarded a $2M contract to Island West Coast Developments. The contract will help to extend the life of the Cedar landfill until at least 2040.
- The Capital Regional District Hospital Board hopes to fund 367 affordable or supportive-housing units. The housing would include 182 brick-and-mortar units and 185 rent supplement units.
- Phase three has begun at the CastleRock subdivision of Invermere. The first two phases were completed prior to 2008, and phase 3 was delayed when the previous owners declared bankruptcy in 2009.
- Parkside Place, a commercial strip in downtown Invermere, is at full occupancy for the first time in its 10-year history. Invermere council has begun considering a new development on the land just north of Parkside Place, which it owns.
- The Government of BC announced an $800,000 investment which will provide 168 unemployed and underemployed members of the Gitxsan Nation receive training to support the emerging liquefied natural gas industry.
- The Cutbank Ridge Partnership recently approved a $715M gas processing plant south of Fort St. John. The Tower gas plant, which will draw its supply from the Montney resource play, is expected to be in service in late 2017.
- Underhill Geomatics was recently awarded a $300,000 surveying contract for the Site C dam. The surveying work will currently only require two or three people, but there may be a need for more later on.
- Jaguar Land Rover recently opened a new dealership in Langley. The 33,271 sq.-ft. dealership is part of the country's first-ever luxury auto mall.
- Jackfish Dundee's, a pub in Charlie Lake that closed at the end of October, has recently reopened under new ownership. Most of the pubs former staff have agreed to stay on and work under the new management.
- Shoulder Tappers, a program which partners career co-ordinators or recruitment specialists with elementary and secondary school students, received an investment of $4.9M from the Government of BC and the Northern Development Initiative Trust.
- PC Urban Properties announced plans for a 54,000 sq.-ft. business and manufacturing building in Mount Pleasant, while maintaining the existing art deco façade of the 1942 building on the property. Construction is expected to begin in spring of 2016.
- The Government of BC announced the BC Tech Fund, a $100M venture capital fund aimed at stimulating growth and creating jobs in the technology sector. The fund will be in operation next year after securing a private sector fund manager to administer it.
- The BC Innovation Council and the Government of BC are hosting the #BCTECH Summit on January 18 and 19 in Vancouver. The summit features a Career Showcase, which is offered to secondary and post-secondary students at no charge.
- The Vernon Jubilee Hospital recently completed a $30M upgrade. The expansion, which includes 60 new beds, will result in the hospital hiring 17 additional nurses.
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