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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.
- 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 May 04 - May 08, 2015
- Two Rivers Lodging Group was recently selected to build the lodging facility for BC Hydro's Site C dam project. Construction is expected to begin this year and will be complete by early 2016.
- A fish hatchery recently constructed by the Okanagan Nation Alliance is preparing to release its first batch of sockeye fry into the Okanagan River. The facility has the capacity to rear up to eight million fry annually.
- As of May 1, Air Canada has started running two daily flights between Vancouver and Comox Valley. The new route will increase access for business and tourism for Comox.
- The Nak'azdli Whut'en Social Development cCentre recently opened in Fort Saint James. The centre will house facilitators in the community and provide a space for workshops.
- The Government of BC is partnering with industry to invest $1.2M in the Pathways to Success program in northwestern BC. The program will train 192 aboriginal participants from six First Nations.
- Maple Ridge city council recently approved the hiring of four street outreach workers for a six-month work term
- The WestStone Group recently announced plans to build Innovation Village, a $250M three-building development for seniors in North Surrey. The development will consist of two six-storey residential buildings and a 12-storey medical building.
- The Wachiay Friendship Centre in Comox Valley has opened a screen printing business in its expanded location. In addition to producing limited edition prints, the company will offer classes for youth and adults who are interested in art and printing.
- A new program at Simon Fraser University, the First Peoples Enterprise Accelerator, will help First Nations entrepreneurs launch their businesses. The program will operate out of RADIUS, a business incubator at the university's school of business.
- The Government of BC and Petronas have offered the Lax Kw-'alaams First Nation a $1.15B benefit package to support a proposed liquefied natural gas project on BC's northwest coast
- China Fiber Optic Network Systems Group has announced that it will open a fibre-optic materials manufacturing facility in Surrey. The facility is expected to be operational by June and will employ 200 workers on 10 production lines.
- Askew's Foods will be opening a new location in Kamloops' Sun Rivers. The grocery store will be between 6,000 and 7,000 sq.-ft. and will have six to seven residences on the second floor.
- Vancouver City Council recently selected TELUS to supply the City's free public Wi-Fi program. The first of 43 city-owned locations is expected to be operational by the fall.
- School District No. 91 has announced a potential reconfiguration, which could result in the closure of schools in Fort St. James or Fort Fraser. In the last five years, the school district has seen enrollment drop by approximately 17%. During the same period, the district has also closed schools in Topley, Burns Lake and Vanderhoof.
- The Prince George Free Press ceased publishing on May 1. The newspaper had 10 full-time employees, as well as part-time drivers and carriers.
- The Martin Street Outreach Centre will soon open in Penticton, through the provinces A GP for Me program. The new centre will build on current services in the city, while providing patients with increased access to physicians and social workers.
- Parkland Fuel has recently opened a new 38,000 sq.-ft. location in Pitt Meadows, creating 20 full-time jobs
- The Myra Falls zinc and copper mine near Campbell River will be closed for approximately six months, while $10M to $15M in improvements are made. Less than a third of the 350 employees at the mine will be retained during the break in operations.
- According to the Community Social Planning Council, the living wage in greater Victoria has risen by more than $1 since last year, to $20.05. The report also notes that 28% of families in the region currently make less than the living wage.
- Video game developer, A Thinking Ape, recently held a pop-up job fair in Vancouver. The event had over 400 job seekers signed up to meet with representatives from 12 gaming companies.
- Downtown Vancouver currently has 2.2M sq.-ft. of office space under construction. Surrounding communities are concerned that the construction will affect their ability to create jobs in other areas of the region.
- The Walmart in Trail has been scheduled for expansion into a Walmart Supercentre. The start date of the project has not been set; however, it is expected to be complete by January 30, 2016. The tire and lube service at the Trail Walmart is also scheduled to be closed.
- The City of Vancouver is developing a website that will allow residents to report vacant homes. The reporting site will help tackle the growing concerns surrounding vacant properties, given current affordability challenges in the city.
- The Province of BC has announced $30M in funding to provide more training opportunities for aboriginals in northern BC. The province aims to add 15,000 job-ready aboriginal people to the workforce over the next decade.
- Okanagan College in Kelowna has received $766,560 from the provincial government for in-demand trades programs. The funding will create 152 new spaces across 6 programs.
- Browns Socialhouse will be opening a new location in Kamloops. The restaurant will occupy the former location of Nando's, with renovations on the space beginning in the fall.
- Holt Renfrew has announced that it will be expanding its Dunsmuir location in Vancouver by nearly 40,000 sq.-ft. The expansion will double the size of the personal shopping area and is expected to be completed by the end of 2016.
- The Greater Victoria Coalition to End Homelessness recently released a report on the state of the homeless population of Victoria. The report found that at least $7M in additional annual funding is required to support the city's homeless.
- The Nanaimo-Ladysmith school board has voted to reopen Cedar Secondary School, which was closed in June of 2014. The school is expected to reopen in 2016.
- Cruise season has begun in Victoria, with a record 229 ship visits expected throughout the year. Visitors and crew spent an estimated $32M in Victoria last year through tours, shopping, and transportation.
- The Home Building Centre in Osoyoos, which was scheduled to close in November of this year, has had its lease extended until the fall of 2019. The town council agreed to extend the lease in order to maintain the 16 full-time jobs the business provides.
- An 84-unit condo development in downtown Victoria recently broke ground. The development, Escher on Broughton Street, is 25% pre-sold and is expected to be complete within 22 months.
- A career fair for Canal Flats Canfor employees who are being laid off in May has been cancelled due to a lack of interest. Of the 80 employees being laid off in May, only 15 people attended a recent employment-related information session.
- The Government of BC recently announced that it is providing an additional $5M toward the Strategic Wildfire Prevention Initiative. The funding will assist communities with above-average wildfire risks.
- The Okanagan Skaha School District is opening its fourth French immersion classroom. The sixth grade classroom, which is located in Summerland, has received applications from students in Summerland and Penticton.
- The Kamloops-Thompson school district is expecting a reduction of 14 full-time staff in the new school year due to a funding shortfall. The district is expecting to enroll 286 fewer students in the new year.
- Peter's Your Independent Grocer recently held its grand opening in Kelowna. The new store added 30 new staff positions in the city, bringing its total to 130 employees.
- TransCanada Pipelines recently held an open house in Houston, where they discussed a proposed Coastal GasLink pipeline, from Dawson Creek to Kitimat. The meeting discussed a proposed work camp southwest of Buck Falls, which would operate for two to three years. The work camp could average 300 to 500 people, peaking at 1,000.
- The John Volken Academy has recently opened its new $80M addictions treatment facility in Surrey. The 220,000 sq.-ft. facility offers 24hr treatment and education for a minimum of two years, for up to 150 residents.
- The Vancouver International Airport plans to handle 25M passengers by 2020, or 5M more than what is expected this year. This increase is expected to create between 5K and 7K new jobs in BC, as well as adding $500M to the provincial economy.
- BC farmers are seeing an increase in demand as the low Canadian dollar reduces the number of cross-border shoppers in southern BC. Nearly 50,000 fewer Canadians have passed through the Douglas border crossing in February, compared to the previous year.
- The Federal Government recently announced $2M in funding to support construction of the Advanced Resource Clean Technology Innovation Centre in Burnaby
- The City of Victoria has launched a task force for economic development and prosperity. The 17-member group will develop concrete actions to help benefit small businesses in the city.
- Hillside Centre, a psychiatric facility in Kamloops, will soon begin staffing non-uniformed security guards at all hours of operation. Hillside will also be reviewing all other levels of staffing at the facility as well.
- McArthurGlen Designer Outlet, a new discount mall in Vancouver, recently hosted a hiring fair which attracted approximately 2,000 applicants. The company attributes the high turnout to the recent closure of local Target and Future Shop locations.
- The Government of BC recently released a total of $40M under its Small Community Grant program to municipalities with populations under 19,000. The second payment, totalling $75M, is scheduled for June.
- Ralmax Group of Companies recently purchased Chew Excavating, one of Vancouver Island's largest excavating and civil construction firms
- Children's Health Foundation of Vancouver Island will be distributing $2.25M in funding across 24 organizations on Vancouver Island. The communities set to receive program funding include Victoria, Nanaimo, Comox Valley, and Campbell River.
- Zero Emission Energy will be constructing three new wind farms in Taylor, West Kelowna and Summerland. Construction will take about 18 months, with each project creating 25 to 50 contract jobs.
- Telus will be completing $60M worth of upgrades in Kamloops to install fibre-optic cable to more than 25,000 homes in the city. The upgrades will be completed throughout 2015 and into 2016.
- Pescatores, a restaurant in Victoria which is currently under extensive renovations, has decided to reopen as three separate restaurants. The restaurants are expected to create 60 new staff positions.
- Big Rock Urban in Mount Pleasant recently held its grand opening. The Calgary-based brewer is the seventh brewery to open in the Mount Pleasant/Olympic Village area and Big Rock's first location in BC.
- Disney Interactive has laid off approximately 30 staff from its Club Penguin office in Kelowna. Staff was advised that the reductions were due to a decline in membership.
- Granville Island is currently accepting applications for its first major restructuring in 35 years. With the Emily Carr University of Art and Design moving, it is freeing up more than 200,000 sq.-ft. of space in the area.
- Meridian Meats & Seafood will be opening a new location in Maple Ridge, its sixth location in BC. The new store will operate under the name Meridian Farm Market.
- The Alberni School District has announced that it will be closing Gill Elementary and Eighth Avenue Elementary. There will be some administrative layoffs; however, the school district did not announce the number of staffing cuts.
- As part of CBC/Radio-Canada cutting more than 240 positions across the country, CBC Victoria has laid off two staff members. The employees affected include an associate producer and a position in administration.
- The Burnaby school district may have to cut up to 30 jobs, including 17 teaching positions, as a result of a projected $6.4M shortfall next year
- According to a new report by Vancity, if housing prices in the region continue to rise, while incomes stay stagnant, the only area in Metro Vancouver which will remain affordable by 2030 will be Langley
- Kamloops City Council has sent a letter to the Interior Health Authority against the current plan to contract out laundry services at the Royal Inland Hospital. If the services are contracted out, it will result in a loss of 20 jobs at the hospital.
- DeNA, a Japanese mobile game publisher, has laid off a number of employees at its Vancouver and San Francisco offices. The company has not reported the number of employees in Vancouver that lost their jobs.
- The HomeFree Collective, a group of eight non-profit organizations in Kamloops, will receive $684,540 in funding to help local homelessness projects. The funding will run the programs until March 31, 2017.
- Victoria Hippo Tours, an amphibious tour company, is leaving Victoria after three years due to its short tourism season. The company, which currently employs 16 workers, will be moving operations to the Caribbean.
- Providence Health Care has announced that it will be closing St. Paul's Hospital in downtown Vancouver. The company will be opening a new $1.2B facility south of the Downtown Eastside, with an estimated completion date of 2022.
- The Town of Golden has approved a number of variances for the proposed Whitetooth Brewing Company. The brewery will be the first new building in the downtown core in nearly 25 years.
- The Government of BC has placed an order on the City of Nanaimo to fix the Colliery dams. The City has until May 1st to select a remediation option and until October 15th to have substantially completed the work.
- A new $90M performing-arts centre has been proposed in Kamloops. The City will be holding a referendum later this year to decide how to raise the money for the project. If approved, construction would begin in 2018.
- HME Mobility & Accessibility, a Vancouver-based medical equipment rental company, has opened a new location in Victoria
- SCI Logistics, a supply chain services provider, has opened a new transportation centre in Langley. The company has consolidated with Burnaby Moving & Storage in a 35,000 sq.-ft. facility.
- The Richmond Auto Mall has announced a 300,000 sq.-ft. expansion that could create $180M in investment over the next five years. The project will add a number of new brands to the mall, bringing the dealership count to 16.
- Empire Industries Ltd. has been awarded a $243M contract to build the Thirty Metre Telescope destined for Hawaii. The project will create jobs for 130 employees over the next two years in Port Coquitlam.
- The Village of Slocan has authorized work on the development of the Springer Creek micro hydro power project. The $3.4M project is expected to be operational by 2016, generating an annual net revenue of $50,000.
- The Mennonite Central Committee Thrift Shop recently opened in Fort St. John. The thrift shop will give a portion of its profits to local programming in the city.
- Shape Properties has submitted a rezoning application for the third phase of its Brentwood Town Centre development in Burnaby. The 11-hectare project is made up of four phases, with first phase currently under construction.
- Island Health has posted a request for proposals for private clinics to provide up to 4,000 day surgeries and up to 7,000 endoscopic procedures over three to five years. The surgeries are publicly funded and will come from the standard wait-lists.
- GT Hiring Solutions and WorkBC are hosting a job fair for Gateway Casinos on April 24. Gateway is currently hiring for a number of positions at three of its properties in Burnaby, New Westminster, and Langley.
- Following the closure of Target in Saanich's Tillicum Centre, the former pharmacists of the store have opened a new location, called JC Pharmacy
- The City of Prince George is currently hiring for a number of positions, including 15 full-time workers. The positions range from gardeners to police support.
- The Castle at Swan Lake, a resort hotel near Vernon, recently opened its doors. Construction started on the building nearly 10 years ago; however, challenges forced it to sit vacant for a number of years.
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