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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.
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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.
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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.
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Provincial / Territorial Labour Market NewsWeek of Apr 07 - Apr 11, 2014
- As a result of rising operating costs and little revenue growth, the BC Lottery Corporation has announced 67 job cuts. Twenty nine of the cuts will be in Kamloops, the head office, and 33 will be in Vancouver; the remaining will be seen across field staff.
- Kootenay Country Craft Distillery has recently opened near Winlaw. The distillery is hoping that their use of local ingredients and water from the Kootenays will set them apart from their competitors.
- The Okanagan Indian Band and Okanagan College have recently expanded their pre-employment program to address community needs. The program now includes skills training, employability certification, and adult education.
- Dogtown Coffee Co., an Okanagan Falls coffee shop, has opened its second location in Penticton. The shop is located in the former Smith & Co. building in downtown Penticton.
- As a result of dangerously high dust levels in nearly half of the sawmills across the province, WorkSafeBC has doubled the size of its inspection team
- Victoria's planned sewage treatment plant was shut down by Esquimalt council. The council also suggested an amendment to ban any sewage treatment plant from being built on the waterfront site.
- Vancouver School Board will close the Roberts Education Centre, an adult education program. The space, located inside Lord Roberts Elementary School, will be used for kindergarten classes, as there are currently 70 parents on waiting lists in the area.
- Never E'nuff Clothes, a clothing store in Peninsula Village, will be closing at the end of April
- The Greater Victoria Harbour Authority is starting a 40-passenger water-shuttle service. The Shuttle will transport cruise-ship passengers from Ogden Point to the Inner Harbour, allowing them to avoid taking a bus ride through the city.
- Famoso Neapolitan Pizzeria opened a new location in South Surrey on March 25
- McDonald's Canada hosted a one-day hiring event across the country on April 10. The restaurant is aiming to hire more than 6,000 crew, and 150 managers.
- The province of BC has provided $1M in funding to the Aerospace Industries Association of Canada's Pacific Division. The funding is part of a five-year $5M commitment, intended to help improve collaboration among BC aerospace firms.
- Scrubbi, residential cleaning company, is expanding to the Semiahmoo Peninsula. The Surrey-based company started up eight months ago and is planning to be in 20 markets across Canada by the end of 2015.
- Bella Clothing Boutique has opened a second location in Kelowna. The new store, Bella Plus Clothing Boutique, is located in Tutt Street Square.
- The Nanaimo Regional General Hospital will be adding two new operating rooms, at a cost of $3M. Island Health is hoping that the additional rooms will help alleviate the current backlog for surgery.
- CBC/Radio-Canada has announced $130M in budget cuts this year. As a result, 657 jobs will be eliminated over the next two years.
- MOSAIC is hosting a job fair on April 8, 2014 to connect new immigrants with employment opportunities. The job fair takes place at the Croatian Cultural Center in Burnaby, admission is free and attendees are advised to bring resumes.
- A job fair being held at the Quesnel Seniors' Centre on April 3, 2014 is open to the general public. Over 40 employers, as well as training and education providers, will be in attendance.
- The BC Government has signed on for a federal training program that will prepare young people for future job openings while also educating them on local labour market conditions
- Declining enrollment at the Western Academy of Photography has led to a funding shortfall, causing the school to close down on March 31, 2014
- The Peninsula Club is hoping to open a 160,000 sq.-ft. private sports and recreation club in South Surrey. If approved, the club would require approximately 900 man-years of construction and up to 300 full-time jobs once operational.
- Downtown Victoria will get a new flea market this year. Located in Market Square, the flea market will run every Sunday from May 4th until September. Organizers are hoping that the new flea market will also help invigorate surrounding businesses.
- Marshalls, a US retail chain, recently opened in Victoria¿s Hillside Centre. The 29,400 sq.-ft. store has created jobs for 60 residents of Victoria. Eleven more Marshalls stores are scheduled to open across Canada this year.
- Bill 4, the Park Amendment Act, was recently passed. This bill makes it easier for the film industry to work in parks, and also allows for feasibility studies for further work on roads, highways, pipelines and transmission lines.
- The city of Terrace has agreed to sell 2.03 hectares of land to Onstein Bros. Holdings for just over $1M. Onstein currently owns several automobile-related businesses and plans to move its Toyota dealership to the new location.
- British Columbia currently has 47 projects on the books, worth a total of $500M. These projects are expected to create a million jobs in construction and operation by 2020, a significant portion of which are within the next three years.
- According to a recent survey by Manpower, 17% of employers in Delta and Richmond are expecting to hire more employees between April and June. No employers reported that they expected to lay off staff.
- Kinder-Morgan's Trans-Mountain pipeline has received approval from the Whispering Pines Indian Band. The band will receive between $5M and $10M in exchange for right of way through Westsyde and Lac Du Bois park.
- Several businesses in downtown Penticton have moved to reduced hours of operation until construction is completed on the streets. Repairs to Westminster Avenue are expected to last two to three more weeks, when crews will then move to Martin Street.
- Richmond-based Mantra Energy Alternatives and Lafarge Canada are working together to pilot a new process which converts carbon dioxide into useful chemicals. The technology will be tested at Lafarge's No. 9 Road cement plant in Richmond.
- Spectra Energy's Westcoast Connector Transmission project, two pipelines with a total capacity of 8.4B cubic feet per day, have entered its screening stage. If accepted, the project will enter the application review stage.
- Steelhead LNG has reported that they are looking at several different locations along BC's west coast to develop its liquefied natural gas plant. Once a location is determined, it would take up to five years to complete the required permits.
- Darcy's Pub will be opening on April 22 in Langford. The pub will be hiring upwards of 70 employees for a mix of full and part-time positions.
- Tink International Real Estate is opening a new office in Kelowna. Tink is a Canadian-based company that has locations on several continents.
- Silver City skate park will not be built this year in Trail. The city had previously committed half of the $550,000 price tag; however, the park committee has only been able to raise $61,000. The City may revisit the skate park plan in 2015.
- Renovations to Rossland's école des Sept-Sommets are complete. The new, larger facility has allowed enrollment to increase by 20%.
- PR Associates has opened an office in Terrace. The Vancouver-based public relations firm has had clients in the northwest for a number of years, and felt that it was time to open a local office.
- A new 16,000 sq.-ft. Shoppers Drug Mart celebrated its grand opening in Langley on March 22
- The federal Pacific Pilotage Authority is concerned that there are not enough experienced marine pilots on the BC coast and has decided to add a second pilot exam this year; there are currently 103 coastal pilots
- As a result of the backlog at the Port Metro Vancouver, the Port of Nanaimo has seen an increase of approximately 25%. The increase is expected to be short lived, but will help pay for waterfront improvements.
- Vancouver's Ho Sun Hing Printers shut down on March 23, after more than 100 years in business. The company has occupied a large two-floor space on East Georgia Street since 1961.
- Aside from False Creek Flats, a 209-unit condominium development, the City of Vancouver is keeping the focus of the False Creek area on jobs. There is currently no permission for further residential development in the primarily, warehouse and distribution area of the city. Additional projects in the area include Emily Carr University of Art + Design, and Mountain Equipment Coop's headquarters.
- BC has seen a significant increase in buying local produce in the last five years. Greenhouses in BC have grown from 675 acres in 2009 up to 775 acres. Growers have also seen an increase in the percentage of their products that are purchased in Canada, 41% in 2009 versus 47% in 2013.
- Air Canada will begin daily flights on its Rouge subsidiary between Vancouver and Las Vegas at the end of April. Air Canada hopes to lower costs by filling planes with more passengers
- Sun Peaks Resort will be adding more than 200 hectares of ski terrain this summer, giving it one of the largest skiable areas in Canada. The resort also announced that it will not renew its franchise with Delta Hotels, and will manage its own hotel.
- Construction will begin this spring on Kamloops Royal Inland Hospital's new clinical-services building. The project is estimated to cost $79.8M and will take about two years to complete.
- Kamloops city council has made a number of budget decisions for 2014 at its recent meeting. Some of them include annexing New Gold's New Afton mine, funding the Westsyde water park, and freezing the heavy-industry tax rate.
- The National Energy Board has approved four export licences for liquefied natural gas in BC. The projects that were approved are Woodfibre LNG, Pacific NorthWest LNG, WWC LNG, and Prince Rupert LNG.
- After more than 100 years in business, Pappas Furs will shut down on April 15. The company reported that its 24,000 sq.-ft. building, located on Hamilton Street, is under construction and will be rented out to other companies.
- Aspen Planers, a lumber mill in Merrit, has temporarily laid off 142 workers as a result of the port strike in Vancouver
- According to the Manpower Employment Outlook Survey, more than 20% of Victoria businesses are expecting to hire more workers over the next three months. During the same period, approximately 7% anticipate layoffs.
- At the most recent job fair hosted by GT Hiring Solutions, 118 out of the 1,100 total attendees were over 55. The company also reported that nearly 30% of job seekers were already employed and looking for higher pay.
- Signature Oil & Vinegar, a new shop which sells olive oils and various vinegars, has opened in Comox Valley
- Industrial Light & Magic is hiring 70 new employees in their Vancouver office. The Gastown studio will be working on a significant portion of the new Star Wars movie, and as a result, will increase its current staff from 130 to 200.
- Richmond-based pet supply store, Petcetera, has filed for bankruptcy protection for the second time in five years. Petcetera has more than 300 staff across six provinces, including 8 stores in BC.
- Aquilini Investment Group, owners of the Vancouver Canucks, have recently purchased Toptable Group, including five high-end restaurants in Vancouver and Whistler
- St. Augustine's Elementary School in Vancouver has begun construction of its new $10.4M building. Construction is expected to take 15 months; once complete, the school will be able to admit 290 students, eventually expanding to two classes in each grade.
- Construction of a dry-dock has been proposed in Prince Rupert, which would allow repairs to large vessels to be done on the North Coast. If approved the dock would require 30 to 50 skilled workers.
- The Lillooet Friendship Centre has issued 17 layoff notices until further funding is approved. Friendship Centres across BC employ more than 1,000 workers with 25 agencies.
- The Adams Lake Indian Band has received approval to operate a new gaming centre near Salmon Arm. The 26,000-sq.-ft. facility will include 100 slot machines, as well as banquet and conference areas.
- Approximately 50 residents of Churchill have signed a petition against a proposed work camp near Thornhill. The camp, being planned by PTI Group, would be on a 93-acre parcel south of Terrace.
- Steelhead LNG, a Vancouver-based liquefied natural gas company (LNG), has filed a licence application to the National Energy Board. If approved, they will be BC's 14th entrant in the LNG field.
- M&M Ventures wants to purchase two parcels of land in Terrace and Thornhill to develop up to 180 single-family residential lots. Development of the property would be phased in with 30 lots per year until 2020.
- Dine Out Vancouver, an annual festival encouraging people to visit new restaurants, had a record breaking year. The festival had more than 80,000 participants at 263 restaurants, and contributed an estimated $3.9M to the local economy.
- Target has opened its second store in Victoria, located at the Hillside Centre. The new store is larger than Victoria's first Target, coming in at 122,000-sq.-ft.
- Nine unionized employees who were laid off from the Victoria Salvation Army recycling centre in February have been reinstated following a grievance. The union reports, however, that the company is working to follow proper layoff procedures and the employees may still be out of work.
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