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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|
No employment outlook has been assigned to Court Officers and Justices of the Peace (NOC 1227) in British Columbia due to low levels of employment.
|Location||Employment Potential||Release Date|
|Lower Mainland - Southwest Region||(Undetermined)||2016-04-15|
|North Coast Region||(Undetermined)||2016-04-15|
|Vancouver Island and Coast Region||(Undetermined)||2016-04-15|
Additional Provincial Prospects
For additional information on current trends or the outlook for occupations in this province or territory, visit on: Provincial Job Futures - (Employment Prospects section) Web Site.
Labour Market Bulletins
An analysis of the local labour market and an assessment of local employment-related events.
(To access archived Labour Market Bulletins not appearing on this webpage, please contact us).
- March 2016 | (PDF, 245 KB)
- February 2016 | (PDF, 229 KB)
- January 2016 | (PDF, 552 KB)
- 2015 (Annual Edition) | (PDF, 552 KB)
- December 2015 | (PDF, 552 KB)
- November 2015 | (PDF, 552 KB)
- October 2015 | (PDF, 552 KB)
- September 2015 | (PDF, 272 KB)
- August 2015 | (PDF, 496 KB)
- July 2015 | (PDF, 545 KB)
- June 2015 | (PDF, 323 KB)
- 2014 (Annual Edition) | (PDF, 539 KB)
Provincial / Territorial Labour Market NewsWeek of Apr 18 - Apr 22, 2016
- Ladner-Tsawwassen Kinsmen Club and Reach Child and Youth Development Society are building a new 21,000 sq.-ft. building in Delta. Construction is expected to begin in August.
- Conceptual plans were unveiled for a new long-term rental building in downtown Victoria. The 85,000 sq.-ft. building will include about 70 units as well as 5,000 sq.-ft. of ground-floor commercial space.
- Clean Energy BC anticipates future green energy projects will create 4,500 construction jobs, as well as more than 800 current and future operational positions in the province
- A 48km gravel footpath along an abandoned Vernon-Kelowna railway was recently proposed to Kelowna city council. Construction could begin this year and cost an estimated $7.9M.
- The Government of BC is spending $23M to combat gangs and gun violence in the province. Part of the funding will go towards the creation of two new 10-person anti-gang police units.
- Electra Meccanica, a Vancouver-based electric vehicle manufacturer, is preparing to launch a single-seat electric vehicle named "Solo". The company is opening retail stores in Vancouver, Toronto, Seattle and Manhattan.
- Choo Choo's, a family-friendly restaurant in Lanley, recently closed its doors
- Several new businesses have recently opened up storefronts in downtown Rossland. In September 2015, Rossland News observed 11 empty retail spaces, currently only three remain empty.
- Northern Health announced 19 community groups in northeast BC will receive grants through its IMAGINE program. The groups will receive a total of $75,000 through the grants.
- Northern Health anticipates it will need 143 new health care assistants in the Peace Region over the next five years. To help meet demand, Northern Light College is opening at least 10 spots for a spring course in Fort St. John and Fort Nelson.
- Vancouver city council is considering a shared-ownership pilot program to help make home ownership more affordable for moderate-income, longer-term residents
- Fresh St. Market is opening a new location in Surrey's Panorama Village shopping mall. The new store is currently under renovations and is expected to open in August.
- Interior Law recently opened a new law office in Penticton
- Northwest Regional Airport started work on its $16.4M expansion and renovation. The project includes a substantial renovation to the terminal building as well as an expanded passenger hold area. The project, which will be complete in late 2017, is expected to be sufficient for the airport's needs for the next 20 years.
- Riverside Marine will not start its Victoria to Vancouver passenger ferry service until next year. The company is expecting that a complete refit of its vessel will take five to six months and begin in late May.
- The unemployment rate in northeast BC has more than doubled in the last year, rising from 4.2% in March 2015 to 9.7% the same time this year
- Browns Socialhouse is opening a new location in Fort St. John. More than 80 workers have already been hired, with the restaurant still looking for another 10 employees.
- The Zen Den, a new store featuring yoga and active wear, recently opened in Kelowna
- Harkness and Co. Butchers closed the retail storefront of its Mount Pleasant butcher shop. The butcher is beginning a three-month trial offering meat as a delivery service instead, taking orders online.
- Woss Lake Elementary, a school on Vancouver Island with only three children enrolled next year, is closing its doors
- Quay Property Management was selected to develop The Shipyards, a new waterfront destination in North Vancouver. Construction is expected to begin this year and will be complete by the fall of 2018.
- Site preparation of Penticton Regional Hospital's new patient-care tower will begin in May, with construction starting in August. The $312.5M project is expected to create 1,900 direct and indirect jobs during construction.
- The Canadian Federation of Independent Business found that BC's private-sector has a 3% job vacancy rate, or approximately 50,000 positions. Businesses with fewer than 20 employees had a harder time finding candidates.
- The Government of BC is accepting applications for its Rural Dividend program. In its first year, the program will provide $25M to communities with populations under 25,000 to diversify and bolster their economies.
- CKF Inc., a food service and packaging manufacturer, is expanding its facility in Langley City by 20,000 sq.-ft. The company is the largest employer in the City with about 150 workers.
- Vancouver school board updated its budget proposal for the new school year. The new proposal significantly reduces the number of staff cuts under consideration in the district.
- A future capacity study completed by Urban Systems found that the new $25M Sechelt Water Resource Centre could require a $23M expansion if population growth estimates are correct
- A 43-storey residential tower was proposed for downtown Vancouver. The tower will include 188 condominiums as well as six levels of underground parking.
- A rezoning application to construct 30 single-family units in Richmond will result in eight businesses closing their doors if approved
- Okanagan-Similkameen School Board voted to close Osoyoos Secondary School and transfer its 233 students to Southern Okanagan Secondary in Oliver
- The Regional District of Kootenay Boundary voted to close the reuse centres at West Boundary, McKelvey Creek, and Grand Forks Landfill. The landfills are also reducing their hours of operation as a result of reduced usage.
- Imperial Metals recalled 44 workers from a temporary layoff at Huckleberry Mine. Despite the recall, the mine remains scheduled to shut down at the end of August.
- A large seniors care home, proposed by Elim Housing Society, was recently approved by Chilliwack city council. The new facility includes a mix of seniors living, residential care, and medical units for over 500 individuals.
- Good Earth Coffeehouse, a Calgary-based coffee shop, is planning to open three to five new locations in Vancouver over the next year
- Starline Enterprises recently broke ground on its three-tower residential development in Penticton. The first 12-storey tower includes 75 units and four garden apartments and will be built over the next 18 to 24 months.
- Selkirk College recently completed its inaugural Logger Training Program. The 11-week training program provided participants with work experience and job coaches.
- Lionsgate, a California-based studio, moved production of a new TV series from North Carolina to Vancouver. The move is expected to create a number of local jobs, more if the project involves multiple seasons.
- The Federal Government is providing $460M to the BC transit system over two years as part of the $3.4B Canada-wide public transit fund. The federal government will fund up to 50% of projects under the new program, up from the previous 33%.
- Peacock Bar & Grill recently opened in Surrey
- Horizon North, a Calgary-based modular building manufacturer, laid off 34 employees at its Kamloops location
- Whistler Blackcomb announced Renaissance, a $345M investment that will add year-round attractions and activities to the mountain. The Company expects that construction of the first two phases will take four to five years to complete.
- Voith Hydro Inc. was selected to design, supply, and install six turbines and generators for Site C dam. The $470M deal is expected to create about 400 person-years of employment.
- Wexford Creek Care Home, a seniors-care facility in Nanaimo, will lay off its entire staff on September 30. More than 150 employees are affected by the layoffs, ranging from nurses to care aides.
- TELUS is investing $5M to expand its fibre optic network to include Tofino and Ucluelet. The company expects that 90% of homes and businesses in the communities will be connected by the end of 2016.
- Richmond school district is considering closing four or five schools this year due to declining enrolment and aging facilities
- Bridge Studios, a film studio in Burnaby, is planning a multimillion-dollar expansion. Once complete, the expanded studio is expected to provide employment opportunities for 800 to 1,000 people.
- A major fire in Nanaimo recently destroyed 15 businesses. The affected businesses included a framer, graphic designer, clothing store, three art studios, and the Nanaimo Arts Council office and gallery space.
- Interior Heavy Equipment, a heavy equipment training school, opened a new location in Mission. The school offers courses from three to ten weeks long, teaching between 20 to 60 students at a time.
- Northwest Community College is planning an extensive renovation at its main campus in Terrace. An estimate found that $6M would be required to bring their trades building up to current standards.
- The Government of BC is setting up eight permanent mussel inspection stations to protect the province from invasive mussel species. The inspection stations will employ a total of 32 conservation officers between April and October.
- A number of new businesses recently opened in Summerland. Some of the new openings include landscaping services, food retailers, and bookkeepers.
- A developer is proposing a new micro-suite development in Lake Country. The two-building development will include 150 units, 42% of which will be larger than 45 sq. meters.
- West Fraser Mills and Interior Logging Association recently trained 16 new heavy duty equipment operators in Williams Lake. The training initiative received over 60 applications and all of the participants have received full time jobs in the forest industry.
- Chinese waste-management company, Bioland Environment Technologies Group, is opening its North American headquarters in Vancouver this year. The company expects to employ over 200 workers in the Lower Mainland by 2021.
- The City of Kelowna is beginning a $20M expansion to the Kelowna airport. The airport expansion will include a gas station and convenience store outside the terminal, and a Tim Hortons and Subway inside the departure lounge.
- Eaglequest Coyote Creek, a golf course in Surrey, recently hosted a hiring fair. The facility is hiring for multiple positions, including servers, bartenders and cooks.
- WorkBC is hosting an interview workshop in White Rock on April 18. "Rock that Interview" will cater to youth aged 15 to 24, providing tips and tricks to help with job interviews.
- Codan Radio Communications is hiring up to 30 engineers at its location in Victoria over the next five years. The Australia-based electronics manufacturer is expecting its production in Victoria to double over the same time.
- Woodfibre LNG, a liquefied natural gas export facility in Squamish, received federal environmental approval. The project is now awaiting a final investment decision.
- Uber, a ride-for-hire provider, began posting job advertisements for drivers in Vancouver despite not being legally eligible to operate in the province at this time
- Sears Canada recently closed several of its Hometown Store outlets in the province. Affected stores were located in Penticton, West Kelowna, Vernon, and Osoyoos.
- Camille's Restaurant, a 28-year-old restaurant in Victoria, recently closed its doors
- The first Burger King in Fort St. John recently opened its doors at Gateway Plaza. The new restaurant hired 45 employees and most of the construction work was completed by local tradespeople.
- A Vancouver School Board proposal is calling for 167 full-time job cuts next year and a further decrease of 35 going forward if enrolment continues to decline. About 80 of the affected jobs are positions that work directly with children, including support workers, vice-principals, and specialists.
- School District 20 is considering cutting its bus service in order to address a deficit of nearly $1M. Cutting bus services would affect 1850 students, including 100 living in rural areas.
- Omni Group is poised to begin its largest residential development project in the province. Vancouver's Cambie Corridor could include more than 400 units of low-cost housing, medical and recreational facilities, and a new SkyTrain station.
- The Railway Club, an iconic live music venue in Vancouver, recently closed its doors
- Dolce Melli, a European-style ice-cream shop, opened in Penticton in April.
- A new Shoppers Drug Mart recently opened its doors in Burnaby
- The Government of BC is investing $515,000 to support The Government of BC is investing $515,000 to support Aboriginal digital skills development with its Bridging to Technology program. The program will help develop advanced digital skills and professional development in up to 40 participants.
- Laduree Boutique and Tea Salon recently opened in Vancouver. The new location is Laduree's first location in Canada.
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