Explore Careers - Job Market Report
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Included Cities in Region | Service Canada Offices
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|
What percentage of people in this occupation are self-employed?
This occupation (Court Officers and Justices of the Peace) is part of a larger group called Administrative and Regulatory Occupations (NOC 122). According to the Labour Force Survey (2013), 5% of workers in this group were self-employed, while the average for all occupations was 18%.
What proportion of people in this occupation work full-time?
This occupation (Court Officers and Justices of the Peace) is part of a larger group called Administrative and Regulatory Occupations (NOC 122). According to the Labour Force Survey (2013), 86% of workers in this group worked full-time, compared to the average of 79% for all occupations.
What is the proportion of women working in this occupation?
According to the National Household Survey (2011), women represented 76% of workers in this occupation compared to the average of 48% for all occupations.
What percentage of people in this occupation are members of a union?
This occupation (Court Officers and Justices of the Peace) is part of a larger group called Administrative and Regulatory Occupations (NOC 122). According to the Labour Force Survey (2013), the unionization rate for this group was 29%, while the unionization rate for all occupations was 31%.
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).
- August 2016 | (PDF, 226 KB)
- July 2016 | (PDF, 510 KB)
- June 2016 (quarterly edition) | (PDF, 251 KB)
- May 2016 | (PDF, 552 KB)
- April 2016 | (PDF, 552 KB)
- March 2016 (quarterly edition) | (PDF, 245 KB)
- February 2016 | (PDF, 229 KB)
- January 2016 | (PDF, 552 KB)
- 2015 (Annual Edition) | (PDF, 552 KB)
- December 2015 (quarterly edition) | (PDF, 552 KB)
- November 2015 | (PDF, 552 KB)
- October 2015 | (PDF, 552 KB)
- September 2015 (quarterly edition) | (PDF, 272 KB)
- August 2015 | (PDF, 496 KB)
- July 2015 | (PDF, 545 KB)
- June 2015 (quarterly edition) | (PDF, 323 KB)
- 2014 (Annual Edition) | (PDF, 539 KB)
Provincial / Territorial Labour Market News
Week of Oct 10 - Oct 14, 2016
- Victoria's Tally-Ho Hotel recently closed its doors. The hotel employed 10 to 14 people during the low season, and up to 20 in the high season. However, the Tally-Ho Sports Bar & Grill and Hideaway Café will remain open.
- Vancouver English Centre, a language school, recently closed its doors in downtown Vancouver. The closure resulted in 45 teachers and more than a dozen additional staff members being laid-off.
- University of Victoria received $8.7M in funding from the provincial government for six new research projects, including a new research facility at Vancouver-based TRIUMF
- Construction is underway at Shinish Creek and Pennask wind power projects. The two Okanagan wind farms have generated about $7.5M in the local economy and created approximately 60 construction jobs. Both wind farms are expected to be completed in early 2017.
- EK Employment is hosting job fairs in Cranbrook and Elk Valley on October 27 and 28. Free preparation courses are being offered in Kimberley and Cranbrook prior to the job fairs.
- Columbia Shuswap Regional District is creating an economic development strategic plan. The plan will provide a guideline for economic activities and programs in the region.
- According to Physiotherapists Association of BC, there is a critical shortage of physiotherapists in northern BC. Nine northern towns in the province lack publicly-funded physiotherapy and three have unfilled positions.
- BC-based Sutco Transportion recently signed a transportation contract with Vaagen Brothers Lumber. Sutco is hiring local drivers in the Grand Forks area.
- Diamond Head Development is constructing Skyridge, a 20-acre residential development, in Squamish. Construction is scheduled to begin in November and the final phase of the project will be completed by early 2019.
- Kelowna city council approved The Shore, a six-storey mixed-use development. The project will include 89 residential suites, medical offices, and ground-floor commercial space.
- The Government of BC is investing $10.5M to enhance tourism infrastructure and amenities at 14 resort communities across the province
- Burns Lake Thrift Shop is expanding its operations. Big Dog Construction, a local company, has been hired to complete the $250,000 renovation.
- Two new walk-in clinics will open in Kamloops by January 2017. The new clinics will bring five to seven doctors to the city.
- New Westminster-based Big Star Sandwich recently opened a new location in Burnaby
- Browns Social House recently opened a new location in North Vancouver
- Osoyoos' Nk'Mip Desert Cultural Centre is being renovated and expanded. The $5M project will begin in 2017 and is expected to be completed in 2018.
- Tobiano Golf Course is pre-selling units at its proposed condo-hotel. The Kamloops golf course will begin construction on its 17-unit condo-hotel when pre-sales reach a sufficient number.
- The renovated Holt Renfrew store recently opened its doors in Vancouver. The expanded store includes a 1,750sq.-ft dining space as well as expanded shop-in-shop boutiques.
- According to Victoria Foundation's 2016 Vital Signs report, the city does not have sufficient low and moderate income housing options. The average sale price for a single-family home in Victoria rose from $557,250 in 2015 to $665,000 in 2016.
- Achillion, a Greek restaurant in Prince George is closing its doors at the end of October. The closure will affect 13 to 14 full- and part-time employees.
- Gelnmore Lodge, a 118-bed care home, is under construction in Kelowna. The facility is expected to be completed in February 2017.
- The Dream Café closed its doors in Penticton on October 1
Week of Oct 03 - Oct 07, 2016
- Teck Resources expects to run out of coal at its Coal Mountain operations near Sparwood at the end of 2017. Over 200 employees may be laid off when the mine closes.
- The Government of Canada is funding 96 skills training, work experience and green job projects across the country that will benefit over 3,400 youth, people with disabilities and newcomers. Five projects totalling nearly $2M have been approved in BC.
- According to Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, apartment and condo starts in Kelowna are at the highest levels since 1990. Moreover, the city's vacancy rate for rental units is 0.7%.
- Jacob Bros. Construction will complete the first phase of the new Admirals-McKenzie interchange project of the Trans-Canada Highway near Saanich. The next major construction tender for the $85M project will be released in 2017.
- Tsawwassen Mills, a 1.2M sq.-ft. shopping centre, opened in Delta on October 5. The mall will feature 200 stores and restaurants which will create approximately 3,000 full- and part-time positions.
- Island SodaWorks opened a bistro in Qualicum Beach on September 13
- Polygon Parker House ltd. is developing the final low-rise building at its Windsor Gate project. The project includes 131 apartment residences in two buildings.
- The Government of BC is investing $6.5M to convert Vancouver's Victoria Super 8 hotel into a 51-unit social housing property. PHS Community Services Society will operate the property, with residents expected to move in by mid-November 2016.
- Geoscience BC is launching a new project to sample and profile natural gas from wells in northeast BC. Over 2,000 samples will be analyzed over the next three years, allowing gas producers to target higher-value gas streams.
- Casino Mining Corp. and Selwyn Chihong Mining Ltd. are planning to build a liquefied natural gas plant in Fort Nelson. The $200M plant is expected to employ 25 to 50 people during the construction phase.
- OPAL by Element, a $97.4M retirement community, recently received its final development permit from the City of Vancouver. Construction of the project will begin in fall 2016.
- TELUS is investing $14.5M to expand its fibre optic network in Lake Country
- Northern Health added two full-time psychiatric liaison nurses to Prince Rupert Regional Hospital
- AltaGas is expected to make a final investment decision on its proposed $400-500M Ridley Island propane export terminal near Prince Rupert. If the project proceeds, it will likely create up to 250-construction and 50-operations jobs.
- Colwood's Royal Roads University is planning to expand its operations. The expansion will include an update to the Mews property as well as a new 52,000 sq.-ft. science facility, expected to be completed in 2018.
- Suitela Fight Club, a martial arts and boxing gym, closed its doors in Surrey on October 1
- Hollyburn Properties is planning to redevelop its 14-storey Vancouver apartment building into a 42-storey rental apartment tower, adding more than 200 units to the project
- Downie Timber ltd. and Revelstoke Secondary School are launching a new program to allow students to begin pre-apprenticeship while in high school. The program will begin with heavy duty mechanics and may expand to other trades.
- The Government of BC is granting $5M to establish a BC Centre on Substance Abuse. In addition, the province will provide another $5M towards initiatives recommended by BC's Joint Task Force on Overdose Prevention.
- T-Bones Fresh Meal Market recently opened in Kelowna
- GoodLife Fitness is opening 15 new locations across the country, including two in Port Coquitlam and Fort St. John. Each new location is expected to create between 30 and 50 full- and part-time jobs.
- The federal government approved Pacific NorthWest LNG's proposed $11B liquefied natural gas project. The project is expected to create 4,500 jobs during construction and an additional 630 direct and indirect jobs once operational.
Week of Sep 26 - Sep 30, 2016
- Roadhouse Interactive, a Vancouver-based on-line and mobile game development studio, closed at the beginning of September resulting in 100 layoffs
- Tolko Industries will permanently close its Merritt mill on December 16. The closure will affect 203 workers.
- Joseph Richard Group is opening its third S+L Kitchen & Bar location in Surrey. The opening date of the restaurant will be announced in October 2016.
- Central Mountain Airlines is cancelling its non-stop flights between Terrace and Vancouver starting October 1, due to a decline in passengers. No job losses are expected as a result of the route cancellation.
- Chilliwack School District saw an increase in student enrollment numbers, with 196 more students registering this year than projected. As a result, the school district is hiring additional staff.
- New Gold recently halted the environmental assessment of its proposed open pit gold and silver mine, Blackwater, southwest of Vanderhoof. The pause will not affect the project's timeline, which calls for construction to begin in 2018. The mine expects to hire about 1,000 to 1,500 workers between 2018 and 2020.
- Surrey council approved the development of 131 new single-family lots in the Clayton neighbourhood. The 16-acre project will house 136 students in the neighbourhood.
- Teck Coal Limited received an environmental assessment certificate for its Baldy Ridge extension project. The project will extend the life of the open-pit coal mine until 2045, creating about 31,204 person-years of on-site employment.
- Skydance Studios opened a new 12-acre film and television production studio in Surrey on September 20. The facility includes five sound stages and can employ up to 400 people.
- The City of Langford is launching the Langtoria Greenline, a bus service from various points in Langford to downtown Victoria. The new service will begin on October 17 with one bus.
- The Department of National Defence is planning to replace two jetties at its Esquimalt base. Construction of the $72M project is expected to take 18 to 24 months and will create about 1,400 jobs over the life of the project.
- The Poké Shop, a Hawaiian-style restaurant, recently opened in Vancouver
- The Juicery Co. is planning to open a new location on Vancouver's Main Street
- The federal and provincial governments are providing $162.7M in funding to support the Salmon Arm West Project. The project will widen a section of the Trans-Canada Highway to four lanes.
- Skeena Sawmills is upgrading its milling facility near Terrace. The improvements are expected to double the mill's capacity, which will move to two full shifts. The mill currently employs about 80 workers.
- Red Apple Store opened a new location in Fort St. James on September 17
- Sandy's RV & Camping Resort, located in Burns Lake, closed its doors on September 30
- Pro Motion Clinic, a sports chiropractic and massage therapy clinic, recently opened in Kelowna
- Kamloops-based iTel Networks is planning to increase its staff level to 300 employees. The company currently employs 75 workers and is adding approximately 10 workers each month.
- The City of Vancouver plans to become a living-wage employer within the next few years. The change will primarily affect city contracts for janitorial, security and graffiti removal, where employees are paid less than the living wage of $20.64.
- Kit and Ace, a Vancouver-based clothing chain, is laying off 20% of its 280 head-office employees. The chain also plans to close approximately 25% of its 60 outlets in the next two years.
- Tiffany's Boutique Mall recently opened its doors in Penticton. The mall offers nine boutique spots on the first floor and five residential units on the second floor.
- Realstar Group plans to convert View Royal's James Bay hotel into rental apartments. The development will replace the existing 161-unit hotel with 520 rental apartment units in four to nine storey buildings.
- Thompson Rivers University is constructing a $30M Industrial Training and Technology Centre at its Kamloops campus. Construction will begin in early 2017 and create 108 direct as well as 82 indirect jobs.
- The Government of BC is granting $500M to build 2,900 rental units across the province
Week of Sep 19 - Sep 23, 2016
- Southlands Community Farm and Market Square project, a 50-acre farming development in Delta, is moving ahead. The project includes an agricultural precinct building, two large farms and several smaller farms to attract new and young farmers.
- Spectra Energy began construction on its Jackfish Lake pipeline expansion in northeast BC on August 15. At its peak, the 36km project will employ around 350 people; however for most of the project, employment will average about 50 workers.
- According to Accelerate Okanagan, the technology industry contributed $1.3B to the local economy in 2015. Moreover, there were about 633 technology businesses based in Okanagan Valley, which employed 7,600 employees.
- The Government of BC increased its minimum wage from $10.45 to $10.85 on September 15. The increase is expected to affect more than 120,000 workers across the province.
- The City of Abbotsford is constructing a $1.5M extension to Mason Street. Construction is expected to begin in spring 2017.
- McCall Funeral and Cremation Service opened a new 15,000sq.-ft. location in Saanich
- The City of Chilliwack will begin construction on the Vedder Bridge replacement shortly. The $12.5M project is expected to be complete by October 2017.
- TELUS is investing $27M in the Penticton area to upgrade 90% of homes and businesses to its fibre-optic network. The company expects the upgrades to be complete by the end of 2017.
- Canadian Tire is opening a new location in Victoria's Hillside Centre in November, which will employ about 130 staff. When the new 140,000sq.-ft. location opens, the company will be closing two other stores in the city.
- Save-On-Foods is planning on opening its seventh location in Greater Victoria's Gateway Station Shopping Centre in the spring of 2018
- Bella Terra Investments Inc. is developing Bella Terra by the Lake, 26 custom-built single-family homes, in Anmore
- Construction recently began on a new $24M super-yacht marina in Victoria Harbour. The 28-slip marina is expected to be complete in late spring 2017.
- Omicron plans to begin construction on its $35M Sidney Gateway shopping centre in early 2017. The shopping centre, located on Victoria Airport land, will take approximately two years to complete.
- Tokyo Asian Buffet/Bar recently opened in Kelowna
- Canwest Hotels Ltd. proposed a new hotel and restaurant along the Trans Canada Highway in Revelstoke
- Langley's Willowbrook Shopping Centre plans to add a 140,000sq.-ft. outdoor mall, along with interior and exterior renovations. Construction of the project could begin in late 2017.
- The Capital Regional District approved a plan to build a $765M regional tertiary sewage treatment plant at McLoughlin Point in Esquimalt. If the plant receives regulatory approval, it could be built by 2020.
- Ledcor Construction was awarded a $5.3M contract to build Riverfront Centre in Trail. Work is scheduled to begin in October and is expected to complete in September 2017.
- Hub Engineering Inc. proposed building 131 homes in the southern portion of Surrey's West Clayton neighbourhood
- Construction of Bear Mountain Resort Community's Elevate project in Victoria, a 200-unit condominium development, is expected to begin in the first quarter of 2017
- Construction recently began on University of British Columbia's The Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre in Vancouver
- Children of the Island Childcare Centre, a new bilingual daycare, recently opened in Colwood. The daycare is currently licensed for 72 children and hopes to expand to 100, increasing its staffing levels to 12-14 by the end of this year.
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