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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.
- February 2015 | (PDF, 547 KB)
- January 2015 | (PDF, 552 KB)
- 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) 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 Apr 13 - Apr 17, 2015
- 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.
- Federally-licensed medical marijuana grower Tilray has received approval to quintuple its Nanaimo operation. Since April 2014, Tilray has contributed $48M to the Nanaimo economy and employs more than 140 people.
- Two BC liquefied natural gas export projects face an uncertain future with Royal Dutch Shell's proposed acquisition of BG Group. A key issue is whether the merged company will proceed with the LNG projects or cancel one or both.
- The BC government is unlikely to realize its goal to have three liquefied natural gas (LNG) plants operational by 2020. Most of the 18 proposed LNG projects will be nixed as a result of the oil price decline, according to a new report from Moody's.
- Port Metro Vancouver expansion is spurred by a rise in agriculture exports, particularly canola oil shipments which are expected to increase by at least 25%
- Victoria-based Checkfront, which creates cloud-based reservation tools for tourism operators, has secured $1M in financing to expand its workforce and business. Checkfront employs web designers, programmers, and client support staff.
- BC seafood and agriculture exports rose for the fifth straight year in 2014 to nearly $3B. Although food exports to Asia are increasing, the US accounts for 68% of BC's food exports.
- Comark Inc., owner of Ricki's, Bootlegger and Cleo, has filed for bankruptcy protection and will be closing approx. 50 of its stores across Canada. The company is also reviewing current staffing levels at its headquarters, regional offices and distribution centre in Richmond, Winnipeg and Laval.
- Future Shop recently announced that it is closing half of its stores across Canada, laying off about 1,500 employees. In BC, Future Shop had 22 stores and 13 of them will reopen under the Best Buy brand, while nine will permanently close.
- Coastal Community Credit Union will open new branches in Victoria and Langford this year. The Langford location will open in May and the downtown Victoria branch in the fall. The new locations will create 10 new jobs in the area.
- The Government of BC will expand its student loan forgiveness program to include more health and other specialized occupations. Recipients must work 400 hours per year for five years in a designated community to have their student loans forgiven.
- The Open Door Group and the Kamloops Employment Service Network are hosting the Kamloops Hiring Fair on April 14th. The event has over 30 employers and service providers signed up to speak with job seekers in the region.
- Construction of the $450M Brucejack gold mine, located 245 km northwest of Smithers, will begin this summer, with completion by 2017. About 500 jobs will be created during construction and 300 permanent jobs during the mines 16-year life.
- Langley's low-cost food store, the Oasis Outreach Society, recently closed its doors. The store provided discounted grocery items to people with incomes less than $20,000 per year. The store plans on re-opening when it finds a location with lower rent.
- Surrey Community College has reduced its course offerings from nearly 35 courses down to three. The school will now focus on the students between Kindergarten and grade 12, as well as its three post-secondary courses.
- Muninn's Post, a new Viking theme restaurant, recently opened in Kelowna
- Fort St. John is examining how to attract more development in its downtown. Currently, 16% of properties in the downtown area are vacant.
- Skaha Hills has launched its second phase well ahead of schedule. The second phase of the resort-style residential development in Penticton includes 47 home sites. Overall, Skaha Hills will consist of over 600 homes to be built over seven phases.
- Ashley Maids is moving its head office from Saskatoon to Nanaimo. The company currently has two employees in Nanaimo; however, the move will create a need for up to 10 more positions.
- The job board for the Victoria Advanced Technology Council has been hovering around 100 available jobs for the last few weeks. Most positions are for software developers and digital talent.
- The city of Fort St. John has announced that it will be selling two plots of land to School District 60 for construction of two new elementary schools. School District 60 is expecting enrollment to increase by 25% by 2023.
- Walmart Canada will be opening a new supercentre in Tsawwassen. The store, along with a new shopping centre, is scheduled to open in May 2016. The shopping centre will have more than 100 retail spaces.
- TransLink has filed a request for proposals to replace 32 out of 44 escalators along Vancouver's Expo Line. The project will take place between 2016 and 2022, at a cost of approximately $12M.
- The start date for construction of New Gold's Blackwater open-pit gold and silver mine project near Burns Lake has been moved from 2015 to 2017. Since 2012, more than 550 employees and contractors have been hired at the project.
- The Regional District of Central Kootenay will be performing $1.2M in upgrades to its Kaslo and Balfour transfer stations. The Kaslo and Balfour stations will be closed respectively May 4-June 22 and June 22-August 23, as they undergo construction.
- The BC Government has announced that the Surrey Provincial Court will undergo a $24.3M expansion. Construction will begin in early 2016 with completion by 2017. The upgrades will include three new courtrooms and two new hearing rooms.
- A No Frills store is expected to move into the former location of MarketPlace IGA in Cloverdale. Loblaw will be spending several million dollars on renovations. An opening date has not been announced. A new No Frills typically employs 70 to 80 people.
- DSW Designer Shoe Warehouse, a discount footwear retailer, is opening its first store in BC. The Saanich store will open this fall, in the former Michaels location.
- The Heiltsuk First Nation has declared a tribal ban on commercial sac roe fishing in Area 7, including Spiller Channel, where the Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada recently opened a herring fishery
- The Paddle Centre in Kelowna recently opened and will have its grand opening on May 2. The facility offers courses and rentals for paddle enthusiasts.
- Trican Well Services has suspended operations in Fort Nelson, laying off 23 employees. The company also laid off an unknown number of staff in Fort St. John.
- Interfor will be moving five of its eight salaried employees from Nakusp to Castlegar. The Companies goal is to centralize into a single Kootenay division, along with a $50M expansion of the manufacturing facility in Castlegar.
- Two daycares and one preschool in Prince George have recently closed, one at the College of New Caledonia, and the other at the Community Arts Council.
- The Government of BC has announced BC on the Move, a 10-year transportation plan. The plan will cost $2.5B over the first three years and includes the George Massey Tunnel, BC Ferries, and replacing half of BC Transit's fleet.
- Construction on the Nelson Landing project will begin this summer, with occupancy in 2016. The project is a mixed-use village of 200 condos. The first phase includes eight townhomes priced around $400,000.
- Saanich city council has approved a new 40,000-sq.-ft. Whole Foods Market at Uptown shopping centre. The new store is the first Whole Foods on Vancouver Island.
- The Richmond School District is expecting a budget shortfall of $4M due to a decline in enrolment of approximately 500 students. As a result, the school district may see layoffs of up to 20 teachers.
- Target Canada has released its list of stores affected by its second round of closures, including 11 in BC
- The North East Native Advancing Society has begun construction on its 6,000-sq.-ft. building addition in Fort St. John. The $1M expansion will hold the administration, education, youth outreach, and traditional healing space for the society.
- The South Okanagan Immigrant and Community Services recently held a job fair in Oliver. Approximately 60 job-seekers attended the event and met with five employers, primarily in tourism and hospitality.
- CBC/Radio-Canada will cut 25 positions in British Columbia as part of a national reduction of 240 jobs across all areas of operation. According to the company, while some affected employees may be reassigned to other positions, there will be job losses.
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