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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
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Labour Market Bulletins
An analysis of the local labour market and an assessment of local employment-related events.
- June 2015 | (PDF, 323 KB)
- May 2015 | (PDF, 515 KB)
- April 2015 | (PDF, 523 KB)
- March 2015 | (PDF, 591 KB)
- February 2015 | (PDF, 547 KB)
- January 2015 | (PDF, 552 KB)
- 2014 (Annual Edition) | (PDF, 539 KB) new
- December 2014 | (PDF, 583 KB)
- November 2014 | (PDF, 573 KB)
- 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)
- 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 Aug 10 - Aug 14, 2015
- Broader Horizons, an adult day care program in Nanaimo, has hired two new staff members. The program had been on a temporary shutdown due to difficulty recruiting staff. It will resume on September 1.
- The City of Prince Rupert has announced a new plan, Re:build Rupert, to fix or replace aging infrastructure in the city. The city is aiming to perform $288M in infrastructure upgrades over 10-20 years, including a $150M water treatment plant.
- The Government of BC has hired Cerner to replace IBM in the development of its Clinical Systems and Transformation Project. Of the 200 contractors and health authority staff working on the project, approximately 70 have been laid off or reassigned.
- The Government of BC has announced over $75M in funding for trades training providers in BC through to March 31, 2016. The funding includes a $3.5M Labour Market Demand Fund, for unanticipated demand in apprenticeship programs.
- The Nanaimo Chamber of Commerce has reported that the number of business licences in the city has dropped from 5,800 to 5,500 in the last year. Although some fluctuation is expected from year to year, a loss of 300 licenses is uncommon.
- Chemo RV, an RV sales and rental company in 150 Mile House, is expanding its operation. The company is constructing a new store in Quesnel, as well as an expansion to its RV storage in 150 Mile House.
- The $40M Cascades Casino opened its doors in Kamloops on August 19. The facility has three restaurants and a lounge, and employs 325 people.
- The Government of BC and the BC Nurses Union have announced $2M to fight violence against nurses at four high-risk hospitals. The funding will provide new distress buttons, increased staffing levels, and mental-health training.
- The Government of BC has begun construction on twinning several sections of highway 97. The $17M project is expected to be complete in fall of 2016.
- The owners of a Murray's Pizza franchise in West Kelowna have purchased Crust Pizza, in Peachland, and will be converting it into a Murray's. The restaurant will be adding additional staff as well as delivery drivers.
- The former Vancouver Remand Centre has completed its $20M conversion into a residential building. The first two floors will be for youth in Bladerunners, a program that teaches life skills; the remaining will be for low-income residents.
- Fisheries and Oceans Canada has suspended angling on the Middle Shuswap River until September 30 as a result of drought conditions. Several areas of BC are at drought level 4, the highest level.
- The Double D Inn, in Merritt, will be completing $350,000 in renovations, as well as renaming to the River Inn. The upgrades include three new rooms, new landscaping, siding, doors and windows. The upgrades are expected to be complete by November.
- Microsoft has recently opened its eighth Canadian store, in Vancouver's Pacific Centre. The new store has added an additional 40 Microsoft employees to the city.
- The Sewell family has proposed a 171-unit residential waterfront complex on Horseshoe Bay. The development would include six buildings, ranging from two to nine storeys. The proposal also includes 15,000-sq.-ft. of commercial space.
- Concord Pacific has submitted an application to construct a 29-storey residential tower. The Arc would include 588 residential units as well as commercial space on the ground floor.
- Housing demand is strong in Metro Vancouver, with a 30% increase in the number of sales between July 2014 and July 2015. Over a 10-year average, the housing sales in July are up 33.5%.
- Strellson, a Swiss menswear brand, has announced that it will be opening its third Canadian location, at the base of Vancouver's 745 Thurlow Tower.
- THECloset YVR has recently transitioned from online sales to a physical location in Gastown. Approximately 25% of the boutiques floor space is reserved for consignment.
- Canadian law firm Osler has recently opened a new office in Vancouver
- Pretium Resources has received a final operating permit from the province of BC for its Brucejack gold and silver mine near Stewart. The $750M project is expecting to generate 900 construction jobs and 500 operating jobs during its 18-year lifespan.
- The Township of Langley is set to widen Highway One and add a major interchange with a total of $59M in funding. Construction is scheduled to start in early 2016, last for 18 months and create 700 to 800 jobs.
- The Town of Qualicum Beach has locked out 66 municipal workers after the union representing the employees voted on an overtime ban and strike notice. The town stated that the labour disruption will significantly affect municipal operations.
- The Village of Ashcroft has been granted $5.7M towards the construction of an $8.5M Community Water Treatment Plant. The village will also use the funding to construct an upgraded water main pump station.
- The Grand Bhudda Bistro, a new Asian food restaurant, is scheduled to open in Castlegar on August 10, 2015. The restaurant's kitchen also connects to the Fireside Inn banquet room, so the Grand Bhudda Bistro can cater any event held there.
- Jitterbug Diner, a 1950s- and 1960s-friendly diner, has recently opened in Kelowna
- Spa in the Pines, a new spa, recently opened in Nanaimo. The facility offers therapeutic massage in addition to cosmetic services.
- The Government of British Columbia is providing $48M for road and highway improvements in the South Peace region. Most projects are scheduled for completion by the end of 2015.
- Christian Dior, the French fashion house, recently opened its first Canadian stand-alone store in Vancouver. The retail location also has a separate Dior Homme menswear boutique next door.
- Designer Shoe Warehouse will open its first location in BC on August 20, 2015. The 22,000-sq.-ft. location will create new jobs for 45 workers in Saanich.
- Fibber Magees Station, an Irish pub in Nanaimo, has announced that it will be closing its doors on August 16, 2015
- Paper Excellence has announced that it will be shutting down part of its operations at its Howe Sound Pulp and Paper mill. The shutdown will affect approximately one third of the mill's 580 unionized workers on BC's Sunshine Coast.
- The Government of BC has announced $1.4M in cycling infrastructure between Victoria and Port Alberni. The City of Victoria will match $440,000 in funding, and expects the pathways will be completed by the end of 2018.
- Construction has begun on Tsawwassen Mills, a 1.2M-sq.-ft. shopping centre in the Lower Mainland. Once complete, Tsawwassen Mills will employ over 3,000 workers at its 200 stores.
- Campbell River Council has approved a new mixed-use development near the Campbell River Airport. The 2.5-acres project will be built over two phases, and will include commercial office space as well as light industrial areas.
- The Okanagan Nation Alliance has suspended its commercial and recreational sockeye salmon fishery on Osoyoos Lake for the season. The band chose to close the commercial fishery on July 20, followed by the closure of the recreational fishery on July 23.
- The Government of Canada has announced just over $1M for forest-sector training. The money will pay for mobile simulators to train heavy equipment operators.
- The Government of Canada and the Government of BC have committed $95M to complete four-laning of the Trans-Canada Highway from Kamloops to Chase; construction is scheduled to start in 2017.
- The Government of Canada has announced $156.6M for highway improvements, avalanche mitigation, trail rehabilitation, and visitor centre renovations in Mount Revelstoke and Glacier National Parks
- Construction of an $85M highway interchange project in Saanich and the $22M Westshore Parkway extension are both expected to start in late 2016, following a recent funding announcement. The projects are scheduled for completion in 2018.
- The Rykerts port of entry facility, south of Creston, is scheduled for replacement as part of a $37.5M commitment to improve infrastructure in BC; construction is expected to start in 2017.
- Sopa Square, a new 14-storey development in Kelowna, presold 70% of its units during the first day. The 101-unit building has prices ranging from $282,000 up to $2M. Construction is expected to begin immediately, and be complete by spring 2017.
- Vancouver Running Company recently opened in Kitsilano. The store sells a number of athletic lines, and also offers yoga classes and group runs.
- BC Hydro is building a new operations centre in Victoria, replacing the current 37-year-old building. The new $30M building is expected to have a 75-year lifespan. Construction will begin in September this year.
- The federal government is providing $299,000 in funding for the Employ program at Community Futures in North Okanagan. The program will help 60 youth improve job skills, and gain work experience with local employers.
- A new $35M shopping centre has been proposed on Victoria Airport land. The new development, Sidney Gateway, would include 10 buildings and a grocery store. Construction is expected to take about 14 months.
- Sources, a south Surrey-based food bank, has opened a new location in Langley. Sources is the second food bank operating in Langley, but the only one that is recognized by the provincial and national associations of food banks.
- Imperial Metals has received a conditional permit to reopen its Mount Polley mine. The company expects to immediately recall up to 30 workers, and will bring back up to 220 within another 30 days.
- Chances Salmon Arm, a new gaming centre on Adams Lake band land, is now open for business. The gaming centre recently held a hiring fair to fill 85 positions, which attracted over 500 job seekers.
- The City of Surrey has agreed in principle to issue a permit for a proposed $2M covered soccer pitch. The facility is expected to be complete by late 2016 or early 2017.
- North Cowichan Regional District has approved the Stocking Creek market project. The market will be heavily focused on pedestrian walking areas, and includes 16 commercial spaces,. Once construction begins, the project is expected to take three to six months to complete.
- The federal government has announced $3.34M in funding to provide high-speed internet to several communities in the Columbia Basin. The Columbia Basin Broadband Corporation will coordinate with 12 service providers to complete the upgrades.
- The Columbia Basin trust is accepting applications for its Training Fee Support Program. The program provides up to $800 to residents of the Columbia Basin to pay tuition or course fees for short-term training that helps increase their employability.
- Royal Roads University has moved its Douglass Centre for Entrepreneurial Studies to Fort Tectoria located in downtown Victoria. The move was made to provide an opportunity for collaboration between businesses, students, and entrepreneurs.
- Construction has begun on an affordable housing complex in Langford. Rents in the building will range between $540 and 10% below market value. Construction of the 36-unit building is expected to be complete by February 2016.
- The Government of BC has announced $360,000 in funding aimed at stopping invasive mussels from entering waterways. The funding will allow for three additional mobile inspection and decontamination crews, based in Cranbrook, Valemount, and Nelson.
- Mountain Equipment Co-op is opening a new store in Kelowna, in the former location of Future Shop. The 20,000-sq.-ft. store is expected to open in the spring of 2016, and will create approximately 75 jobs.
- BC Hydro is hosting job fairs in Tumber Ridge, Fort St. John, and Chetwynd to hire for its Site C project. The job fairs, originally scheduled for July, have been postponed until September.
- An advisory committee has recommended that the Regional District of North Okanagan issue a development permit for a new lodge at Keefer Lake Wilderness Resort. The 11-room lodge could provide an economic boost for Cherryville.
- Canadian Pacific Railway is temporarily laying off 600 employees across the country. The job cuts affect train operators and mechanical employees.
- A shortage of physicians on Vancouver Island has resulted in the temporary closure of some walk-in clinics due to a lack of coverage. Victoria currently has three family doctors accepting new patients.
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