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Court officers co-ordinate the administrative and procedural functions of federal, provincial and territorial courts, such as scheduling trials and overseeing the maintenance of court records. Justices of the peace administer oaths, issue subpoenas, summonses and warrants and perform other court-related duties such as conducting bail hearings. They are employed by federal and provincial courts.
Supreme Court registrar, administrator of the court, clerk of the court, co-ordinator of court services, commissioner of affidavits, commissioner of marriages, court administrator, court clerk supervisor, court officer, court registrar, deputy registrar, judicial administrator, judicial court administrator, judicial officer, justice of the peace, manager, court services, registrar of bankruptcy, trial co-ordinator.
- Co-ordinate administrative services and establish work priorities for court staff
- Schedule court trials and arrange pre-trial conferences and hearings
- Call courts of law to order, read charges and take pleas from defendants
- Record court commencement, trial proceedings and judgements
- Collect and record sheriff fees, transcription fees and other court administrative and services fees
- Oversee the maintenance of judicial court records
- Assist in preparing annual budgets
- May be justices of the peace.
- Issue subpoenas, summonses and warrants, including search warrants
- Receive affidavits, declarations and affirmations
- Administer oaths
- Conduct bail hearings
- Release defendants on judges' orders and explain rights and obligations
- Hear evidence at trials on summary conviction offences and may preside over trials of criminal offences at the discretion of the chief judge of the jurisdiction or as provided for in federal, provincial or territorial statutes
- Perform civil marriages.
Abbotsford, Burnaby, Coquitlam, Richmond, Surrey, Vancouver, Chilliwack, Langley, New Westminster, North Vancouver, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody, White Rock, Gibsons, Mission, Aldergrove, Brunswick Beach, Crescent, Crescent Beach, Cultus Lake, Elgin, Fort Langley, Grandview, Lions Bay, McMillan Island, Ocean Park, South Surrey, Sunnyside, Willoughby
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.
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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.
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Provincial / Territorial Labour Market NewsWeek of Jul 07 - Jul 11, 2014
- A new restaurant, Pizza Fabrika, recently opened in Vancouver's West End
- The Government of BC recently published an outlook of high demand jobs in the province over the next 10 years. The forecast also reports that the province will experience labour shortages as early as 2016. (available in French only)
- Construction began on July 7 on SunMine, a $5.3M solar field near Kimberley. The project is the largest solar field in Western Canada and is located on an old mine site.
- The Vernon Jubilee Hospital has donated over 3,000 sq.-ft. of space to the University of BC's Medical Program. The space is currently under construction and will provide new learning opportunities for students and existing physicians.
- The $100M Monaco high-rise development in Abbotsford is slated to begin construction in September with completion in 2017
- Steelhead LNG Corp recently applied to the National Energy Board for an export licence to ship up to 30M tonnes of LNG a year for 25 years. The company is proposing to build an LNG export terminal in Port Alberni.
- Quality Foods has opened a new location in Langford, creating between 75 and 100 jobs. Quality Foods also announced that it plans to open two more stores in Victoria over the next year.
- Miracle Ear, a hearing-aid company, recently opened two new locations in Guilford and South Surrey
- The BC health ministry has announced an additional $60M in funding over the next two years in the Fraser Health region. The money is expected to help improve the quality and safety of patient care.
- Abbotsford will be hosting the Fraser Valley Economic Summit in September. The summit will build on the 2012 Economic Symposium and focus on the economic opportunities that are unique to small and medium-sized businesses.
- Wally's Burgers will operate the concession stand at Westminster Pier Park. This will be the second location for Wally's Burgers, which also operates at River Market.
- A new restaurant, Twisted Dishes Café, recently opened in Comox
- A Taiwanese trade delegation met with the Langley Chamber of Commerce and local businesses on June 26. Taiwanese representatives were in Langley promoting Taiwan as a bridge to the Chinese market.
- TimberWest is proposing a $60M wood pellet plant near Nanaimo. The plant would be the first of its scale on Vancouver Island and would supply carbon-neutral fuel to industrial customers around the world.
- The BC Association of Farmers Markets has launched a campaign to raise awareness of farmers markets. The program, It Feels Better, will run through the month of July, benefiting more than 125 farmers markets across BC.
- The BC government recently changed liquor laws, allowing bars and restaurants to change drink prices over the course of a day. Many restaurants expect that the change will encourage more after-work parties, resulting in a need for more staff.
- As a result of a province-wide teachers' strike, a number of municipalities have cancelled summer classes
- Castlegar has established new rules for the city's food trucks. Specifically, yearly fees for food trucks will climb from $100 to $250, while also limiting the overall number of operating licences.
- For Real Food Mart recently hired 300 staff for its new 80,000 sq.-ft. Asian supermarket, located in Richmond
- White Whale Public House, a pub-style restaurant, will open on July 1, 2014 in Comox Valley
- A new Holiday Inn Express, that will include 93 rooms, is being developed in Lower Thornhill. This project is one of numerous hotels in construction or being planned in Terrace.
- BigSteelBox, a Kelowna-based modular building provider, will open new locations in Prince Rupert and Kitimat. The expansion is being driven by the liquefied natural gas developments along the North Coast.
- The 7-Eleven store in Trail closed its doors on June 20, taking with it the only gas station in the downtown area
- South Surrey's Zellers at Semiahmoo Shopping Centre will close at the end of August. A new tenant for the location has not been announced.
- The Vancouver Aquarium has opened its $45M expansion. The 5,100 square-metre expansion is the first of three phases of revitalization of the facility.
- Rogers Communications will spend $450M to upgrade its wireless network across BC over the next three-years. Rogers plans to expand its wireless coverage to communities that currently do not have service, including Fort Nelson and Rogers Pass.
- A new Shoppers Drug Mart has opened in Langley. This is the fourth new Shoppers Drug Mart to open in the area, following new stores in Murrayville, Willoughby, and Brookswood.
- Calgary-based Xortx Pharma Corp, a biotech company focused on hypertension and diabetes, is relocating to Vancouver. The company is hoping to fund clinical trials by raising $6-9M through a reverse takeover.
- Sixty workers at the Victoria Youth Custody Centre have received layoff notices after plans were announced to close the facility. The youth who are currently at the Victoria-based centre will be transferred to a facility in Burnaby.
- EcoDairy, an interactive agriculture project, has reopened in partnership with Science World. The Abbotsford-based facility is aiming to promote education in agriculture science and technology.
- Sticky¿s Candy, a new candy and ice cream store, recently opened in South Surrey
- Pacific Future Energy, a Vancouver-based consortium, is proposing a $10B refinery in BC that could create up to 3,000 permanent jobs
- The Walmart in Terrace is being upgraded to a supercentre, selling groceries, bakery goods and deli products. The footprint of the store is not being expanded; however, the interior will be remodelled.
- Several yoga studios in the Lower Mainland have recently shut down, including locations in North Vancouver, downtown Vancouver and Burnaby. However, YYoga, a corporately owned studio, has announced a new location in West Vancouver.
- The City of Vancouver has opened its new $100M water treatment plant. The plant uses ultraviolet filtration on 370M litres of water per day, which represents one-third of the water used in the city.
- Over 70 English second language (ESL) teachers at Vancouver Community College are expecting to be laid off in December 2014 when the college reduces its ESL program
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