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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.
- 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 Jul 13 - Jul 17, 2015
- A Victoria-based filmmaker recently hosted an informal casting call for 35 indigenous actors. The eight-part docudrama will depict indigenous life back thousands of years.
- The federal government is investing $748,601 for the Kootenay Association for Science and Technology in Trail. The funding will help establish and operate a centre for Metallurgical Industrial Development Acceleration and Studies.
- The federal government is providing $2.8M in funding for several projects at the military base in Colwood. The funding will be used to repair one of two dry dock caissons, as well as for construction and repairs on military residential units.
- The Ten Spot, a Toronto-based wax and nail bar, recently opened its first Vancouver location
- Habitat for Humanity will open a new ReStore in Victoria in early August. The Uptown store will be about two-thirds the size of its Langford store.
- According to the Burnaby planning and development committee, the city will need an additional 7,400 low- to mid-range housing units by 2021. On average, 1,500 housing units have been added annually in Burnaby over the past decade.
- McArthurGlen recently opened the first phase of its new outlet mall at the Vancouver International Airport. Nearly 600 workers have been hired, with another 400 needed for the second phase that is scheduled for completion at the end of 2016.
- East Van Roasters, a café in downtown Vancouver, will be expanding its current production space, as well as adding a second location. The current location employs about 20 vulnerable women, with the expansion adding another six to eight workers.
- The federal government is providing $6.5M in funding for upgrades and repairs to Vancouver-area military facilities
- The BC SPCA recently took over ownership of the animal care centre in Penticton. The new SPCA Penticton Veterinary Hospital is the SPCA's second full-service facility in the province.
- Civeo Corporation has been awarded a contract with LNG Canada to construct a new accommodations facility in Kitimat. The new 436-room facility, Sitka Lodge, will include private washrooms, recreational facilities, and other amenities.
- The doctors at the Lake Country Health Centre have submitted a proposal for a multi-disciplinary facility to help deal with physician recruitment issues
- Rio Tinto Alcan recently completed work on a $4.8B modernization of its aluminum plant in Kitimat. The upgraded plant will reach full production next year, and will employ approximately 1,000 workers.
- Esquimalt council has approved the development of a new liquor store at the former location of Tudor House Pub, which was destroyed by fire in 2013
- The Government of BC has approved the first phase of construction for the Site C hydroelectric dam on the Peace River. Construction of the $9B project is expected to generate about 10,000 jobs.
- The Government of BC is providing $33.8M in funding to perform seismic upgrades to Georges P. Vanier Secondary School in Comox Valley. Construction will begin in the spring of 2016, and is expected to be complete by August 2019.
- Chevron Canada is retrofitting its facility at Cobble Hill to supply ethanol-blended fuel to Vancouver Island. Chevron is also constructing a Vapour Recovery Unit to recover operating emissions from the facility.
- The Northwest Regional Airport in Terrace has recently passed the 180,000 passenger mark for a six-month period. This milestone requires stricter firefighting regulations to be put in place; as a result, all airport staff are being trained.
- Funding has been obtained for a new $6M water treatment plant for Parksville and Nanoose. A referendum on the project is expected to take place in the fall. Construction would not begin until next summer, and would take approximately 18 months.
- Kelowna-based Belvedere Place Contracting Ltd. has been awarded the $2.4M highway improvement project in Lake Country. The project is expected to be complete in the fall of this year.
- The province of BC has recently requested help from other provinces to battle the fires in BC. As July 9, BC has spent $96.6M fighting fires so far, far past the yearly budget of $63M.
- The Nanaimo-Ladysmith school district has closed its print shop. The closure will affect one employee, and will save the school district approximately $60,000.
- The province of BC has recently raised its drought rating on Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands to its highest level. They have also suspended fishing on a number of rivers and streams in order to protect fish stocks.
- The Cookie Jar Bakery, in Terrace, has recently closed its doors. The building has been sold to another business, and the bakery's equipment has been donated to the Northwest Community College, for its culinary arts program.
- Zodiac Hurricane Technologies has won a $7.6M contract to construct 27 vessels for the Canadian Coast Guard. The Delta-based company will have the vessels complete by March 2017.
- The Nis Tsed'ilh ¿ We Are Moving Forward job fair was recently held in Burns Lake. The job fair was hosted by four First Nation's bands in the area to help address the high unemployment rate in the region.
- The Blue Jar Coffee Bar and Bistro will be opening soon in Barriere. The business is currently in the process of obtaining a liquor license.
- Yellowhead Community Services will be adding a full day, multi-age daycare program to its preschool and playschool program in Barriere. The program will have space for up to eight children.
- Communities in the Peace region will receive about $1.5M from the provincial government for programs and services that enhance the quality of life in the region. The funding is part of a $75.2M program across the province.
- Metro Vancouver conducted a transit vote between March 16 and May 29 to determine if residents would support a 0.5% PST increase to fund the 10-year, $7.5B transit plan. More than 60% of residents voted no to the proposal.
- The community of Tofino will be replacing its Barr's Mountain reservoir with a larger, more earthquake resistant, facility. The $1.2M facility will almost quadruple the capacity for storing water on Barr's Mountain.
- School District 91 has announced that it will be closing two schools in Fort St. James and Fort Fraser. Students from Sowchea and Fort Fraser Elementary will move to David Hoy and Mouse Mountain schools.
- Nanaimo has voted to contract its 911 call-answer service to Vancouver-based E-Comm. The contract will affect six unionised positions; however it will cut the cost from $719,900 to only $250,920.
- A recent report by the Research Universities Council of BC has found that BC's research universities are showing the fastest growth in the country. In 2012-13, Universities in BC attracted more than $700M in funding from outside the province.
- Following extensive debate and public consultations, Penticton has approved a plan by Trio Marine Group to construct a new marina and water park
- TransLink plans to spend $77.5M in 2015 on a number of projects. Some of the upgrades include fixing SkyTrain cars and replacing busses, as well as major road and bicycle network upgrades.
- Northern Health has added a new psychiatric liaison nurse position to hospitals in Fort St. John, Prince Rupert, and Prince George. Prince George will also receive a Car 60 program which includes staff experienced in mental health and substance use.
- Fortis BC has made a conditional deal with Hawaiian Electric to provide 700,000 tonnes of liquefied natural gas per year for 15 years. The deal would trigger a $400M expansion at Fortis's plant in Delta, if approved.
- JDS Silver has won a provincial permit to begin building a $50M silver-lead-zinc mine just south of the Yukon border. The mine is expected to create at least 150 jobs for 150 days per year, with a shutdown over the winter.
- CanTimber Biotech will be opening at the Port Alberni Port Authority in September. The new manufacturing company will create 25 full-time jobs.
- Lowe's has announced that it will be opening a new location in Kelowna. The company plans to demolish a former Western Star plant, and construct a new 107,000-sq.-ft. building.
- Tilray, a medical-marijuana producer in Nanaimo, will be laying off 61 employees, reducing the total number of staff to 120. The company reported that the layoffs will create a more efficient operating model.
- North Surrey has sent out expressions of interest for a company to build a 5,000-seat spectator arena. The city is also planning on constructing two ice rinks at the new location.
- BeaverTails, a Canadian pastry chain, has recently opened its first location in Victoria
- Under the BC Early Years Strategy, the Government of BC has announced nearly $250,000 to create childcare spaces for 12 infants and 41 older children at the Little Koala Montessori Childcare facility in Abbotsford
- The Township of Langley has approved a new $25M Recreation Centre, which is expected to be complete in May 2018. Construction of the project will begin this summer.
- Chevron has opened a field office in the Houston Industrial Park for the construction season. The office includes eight trailers, and will have 12 employees as well as contractors. The office will be open from July until October or November, and will be a base for field crews on the proposed Pacific Trail Pipeline in the area.
- A new Multi-Material recycling depot has recently opened in Burns Lake
- The Nanaimo school district may shut down up to four schools before September. The schools which are being reviewed include Departure Bay Eco-School, North Cedar Intermediate, Rutherford Elementary and Woodlands Secondary.
- Imperial Metals is ramping up production at its Red Chris copper and gold mine in northwestern BC, following a tailings dam breach last year. The mine is projected to employ 350 workers over the next 30 years.
- The Surrey School District has balanced its budget for the new school year without having to lay off any teachers. The district will add 35 new Education Assistants; however, they will have 13 to 14 fewer multicultural workers this year.
- Interior Health may have to shut down its Broader Horizons adult day program, in Nelson, due to staffing problems. The program currently has two of its four positions sitting vacant.
- Vancouver has approved a new bylaw governing marijuana dispensaries in the city. The new bylaw may result in the closure of up to two-thirds of the estimated 100 dispensaries currently operating in the city.
- Seaspan's Vancouver Shipyards has begun construction on the first of three science vessels for the federal government. Construction of the vessels will cost up to $514M and is expected to create 500 jobs at the Vancouver facility.
- The Surrey school board will see an increase of 200 children in the new school year starting in September, bringing the total to 69,500. As a result, the district will be adding eight new positions.
- The Vancouver School Board has decided to close the first of a recommended 19 schools in the new school year. Maquinna Annex, a K-3 school which had only 22 students enrolled at the end of April, will not re-open in the fall.
- The Government of BC has announced that it will provide scholarships of $1,250 per year to 120 students from China, Japan and South Korea to study in BC. The announcement also includes an exchange between BC and Asian teachers.
- Noah's Ark Adventureland, an educational farm in Prince George, will be shutting down at the end of September. The farm, which has been in operation for 20 years, has reported that rising hay costs were the catalyst to the shut down.
- Kwantlen Polytechnic University has partnered with several Surrey high schools to provide students with their first-year carpentry apprenticeships. Approximately 200 students every year gain 16 credits, and complete their first year in the trade.
- Recon Instruments, a Vancouver-based wearable technology company, has been acquired by Intel. The company has stated that they will remain in Vancouver, and continue to grow their team in the city.
- Eight new high-end stores have recently opened in downtown Vancouver's Pacific Centre. The new stores are part of a 44,000 sq.-ft. expansion in the former Sears location.
- Victoria Spirits distillery has been acquired by the Marker Group. In September, Victoria Spirits will move to a larger location in Sidney. The company, which currently has 5 staff, will be hiring an additional distiller.
- Terminal City Iron Works, a block-long site in east Vancouver has been sold for $14.9M. The 100,856 sq.-ft. property will undergo a redevelopment but remain zoned as an industrial property; construction is expected to begin in about 12 months.
- The False Creek dragon boating community has received a $1M donation toward the cost of its new $3.2M paddling centre. The centre has been partially completed, and is expected to finish by December.
- The University of British Columbia will be moving its learning centre headquarters to the former Nelson Daily News building. The building will also host the West Kootenay Teacher Education Program, and Writing from the Ground Up course.
- Metro Liquor is planning on opening a new store in Kelowna. The company currently has three stores in Victora, two in Campbell River, and has a new one scheduled to open in Tsawwassen next year.
- The Mayor of Port Alberni has brought attention to the number of raw logs that are being shipped overseas versus being cut locally. In 2014, the port authority sent 53 vessels with raw logs, and only 13 with locally cut lumber.
- MakerLabs has recently opened its new location in Vancouver's Strathcona area. MakerLabs provides users with a number of tools for do-it-yourself projects. The company is also considering another location in Surrey.
- Harbour Air has entered into a strategic partnership with China's Zongshen Group, to bring seaplane commuter air travel to China. The partnership will also provide Canadian training opportunities to Chinese interns.
- North Saanich's Viking Air has signed an agreement with Reignwood Aviation Group for 50 Twin Otter airplanes over the next 20 years. The agreement will make Reignwood the exclusive representative for the Series 400 Twin Otters in China.
- The Business Immigrant Integration Support program has come to a close. The program, which was run by Success BC, helped immigrant entrepreneurs start 109 businesses and create 612 jobs since it was started in 2012.
- Postmedia Network Canada has offered voluntary buyouts to all staff at the Vancouver Province and Vancouver Sun newspapers. The two papers have undergone a number of changes in the last two years, including buyouts in the summer of 2013.
- After being closed for several years, Vancouver's Odyssey Nightclub is nearly finished its renovations and ready to reopen in its new location
- The new office building, 745 Thurlow, will house Canada's first Brunello Cucinelli as well as Vancouver's first free-standing Versace. The building is currently under construction, expected to open in late 2015 or early 2016.
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