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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.
- 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 Mar 16 - Mar 20, 2015
- The Government of BC has announced a new $24.5M program to help single parents improve their education. The program begins on September 1, 2015 and will pay for 12 months of tuition for in-demand occupations to eligible candidates.
- Jawl Properties has two large construction projects planned for downtown Victoria. If approved, construction would likely begin in July or August. The total construction cost for the projects has not been determined.
- The District of Chetwynd will be losing all but one of its doctors this summer, if more are not recruited. Northern Health has a goal of four or five full-time doctors in Chetwynd, to support the nearly 10,000 local residents.
- Alternative Forest Operations Ltd. recently sold off $2M of its logging equipment and will be laying off half of its 50-person workforce. The company reports that logging rates aren't keeping up with contractors' costs.
- The Canvas Cup Coffee Bar in Port Alberni will be reopening under new ownership on May 1, 2015
- The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has lifted the avian flu quarantine from 10 of 13 farms in BC. The quarantine was placed on a number of farms in early December and is the first time the H5N2 virus has been seen in North America.
- The Crossing at Keremeos, a non-profit drug treatment centre, has closed its doors in Langley on March 5, 2015. The Crossing employed 30 staff, with some being offered work at other locations in Prince George and Vancouver.
- The Malahat Nation will be performing $1.85M worth of construction to revitalize the Mill Bay waterfront. The work is expected to create 56 new jobs from increased tourism and aquaculture business development.
- Target Canada recently announced details on its first wave of store closures. In BC, the stores in Chilliwack and Cranbrook closed on March 22. The remainder of the first 16 stores to close are located in Alberta and Ontario.
- The City of Nanaimo will review its current by-laws covering street vendors in an attempt to make the city more friendly to food trucks
- The government of BC will be phasing in a new licensing system for residential builders over the next 16 months. The new system will require home builders to prove that they have completed recognized courses prior to annual license renewal.
- Contech Enterprises, an animal repellent manufacturer, has begun bankruptcy proceedings. The Victoria-based company has 27 staff in BC and three in New Brunswick.
- The Pat Bay Highway visitor information centre will re-open by May 15, 2015. The centre, which closed in 2013, welcomes visitors to Vancouver Island who arrive on a BC Ferries vessel.
- Construction has completed on Sole, a six-storey mixed-use building in Kelowna. Sixty percent of the building's 40 condos are sold and two commercial spaces are still available.
- The Government of BC is re-launching its Clean Energy Vehicle Incentives program with $10.5M over the next three years. The bulk of the funding will go toward point-of-sale incentives, the remainder toward infrastructure and fleet vehicles.
- Prince Rupert's Fairview Container Terminal will undergo a $200M upgrade, to increase its capacity from 850,000 containers to 1.3M. Construction will begin immediately and should be complete by the middle of 2017.
- Simon Fraser University will be closing its 60-unit Louis Riel House student-family residence at the end of August. There are currently 20 low-income students with families and 40 mature students living in the residence.
- Coldstream Meadows, a retirement community in Coldstream, has proposed a new residential care facility. The new facility, Aberdeen Manor, would provide 85 beds to residents who are not able to afford a private care facility.
- Lake Country is hiring election officials for its rail corridor referendum on April 25. Officials will be provided training and are needed for April 15th-17th, 20th, 21st and 25th.
- School district 36 is reviewing its 10-year plan in response to decreasing student enrollment. The school board is exploring several options, including closing Silver Creek Elementary, or reconfiguring grade levels.
- Nine new retailers will be moving into Vancouver's expanded Pacific Centre shopping mall this summer. Pacific Centre has added 44,000 sq.-ft. of retail space, as well as 290,000 sq.-ft of office space on the top four levels.
- Loblaw Companies will be building 50 new stores and renovating 100 others this year, creating more than 20,000 jobs across Canada. The company reported that the $1.2B investment will be in grocery, pharmacy, clothing and banking.
- Nordstrom will soon be opening a new location in downtown Vancouver. The company is expected to hire up to 44 managers, as well as 1,000 sales and support positions by June.
- The College of New Caledonia, in Prince George, is facing a $2.8M deficit. It is estimated that the college will lay off approximately 20 staff as a result.
- The Industry Training Authority has appointed 15 apprenticeship advisors across BC to boost the number of certifications in high-demand areas. The advisors will identify the barriers that apprentices are facing and help them move forward.
- The deadline of 2020 to perform seismic upgrades on BC schools has been postponed to 2030. The high-risk schools outside Vancouver will be complete by 2025; however, Vancouver schools will not see work until 2030.
- TELUS has announced that it will be upgrading its fibre optic internet network in the city of Revelstoke. The company will have the first zone of the upgrade online by the spring of 2016.
- According to a recent survey from Manpower, 13% of employers in Victoria plan to hire more staff between April and June and 83% will maintain current staffing levels
- The Cranbrook and District Chamber of Commerce recently held its annual Career and Job Fair at the College of the Rockies. The career fair had a record 45 participants at this year's event.
- The Comox Valley Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a Comox Valley Tech Expo in October. The expo will highlight the growing Comox Valley technology sector, following a round table discussion on tech and innovation last fall.
- The Red Chris mine has been granted a three-month permit, allowing the mine to operate its ore-grinding mill while testing the tailings facility. The company must demonstrate that the tailings facility is holding up before a final permit is granted.
- Beginning April 1, all revenue received by the Government of BC from fishing licences will be transferred to the Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC. The initial transfer will be approximately $10M, which is about $3M more than what the society currently receives.
- Thompson Rivers University is now offering a Camp/Prep Cook Training Program. The seven-week program will prepare students for a number of Camp/Prep Cook opportunities that are currently available in the North Thompson area. The program runs from March 16 to May 1, 2015.
- The City of Surrey recently broke ground on its biofuel processing facility, which will convert kitchen and yard waste into natural gas. The project is expected to be complete by 2017, creating 15 long-term full-time jobs.
- Remedi Pharmaceuticals and Iotron Industries are proposing the first medical marijuana production facility in Port Coquitlam. If approved, the facility would create 20 full-time jobs.
- The Government of BC has provided funding to open 14 new BC Early Years Centres across the province. The centres will provide drop-in programs, health clinics and child care for parents of children aged 0-6.
- The Canadian College of Advanced Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy has recently opened in the Comox Valley. The school offers a 220-hour program toward a diploma in clinical hypnotherapy.
- The BC Health Employees' Union has reported that more than 240 aides, nurses, cleaners and dietary workers at Laurel Place care home, in Surrey, will be given layoff notices effective June 1
- Aramark has lost its contract with Vancouver Coastal Health hospitals and extended care facilities, resulting in layoff notices for its 935 staff. The new contract has been awarded to Compass Group, who is committed to retaining as many affected staff as possible.
- The Salvation Army in Langley City will be closing its doors by March 21. Close to 20 employees are affected by the closure.
- IMW, a manufacturer of natural gas compression systems, recently laid off an undisclosed number of employees in Chilliwack. The company reported that the layoffs were a result of cyclical fluctuations and the weakness in the global market.
- Bosa will begin construction on the first of two new residential towers in New Westminster's waterfront in the fall of 2015. The first tower will have 285 units, and is expected to be complete in 2018.
- Finning International has recently announced that it is cutting 500 positions in Canada, approximately 9 percent of its workforce. The company did not provide a timeframe for the job cuts.
- The new Primary Health Clinic in Chetwynd, scheduled to open in May 2015, is expected to attract physicians to the area. The clinic will temporarily receive some hospital staff and four physicians when it opens.
- North Island College has created a new position, the Co-ordinator of Work Integrated Education, to connect employers and students in the Comox Valley
- MediaCore, a Victoria-based educational film developer, is planning to hire up to 15 additional staff and expand its cloud-based educational video products following a $4.5M investment
- Michaels Companies, a large craft and art supplies retailer, has hired 60 staff for its new store in Victoria scheduled to open on March 20, 2015
- Douglas College has introduced the Retail Automotive Sales Program at its Coquitlam Campus to produce trained staff for automotive dealerships. Participants must be at least 35 years old and be current or former Employment Insurance recipients.
- Shaw Communications is adding 300 jobs to its call centre operations with a new location in Saanich. Some of the positions may be filled by Shaw employees transferring from locations that are scheduled to close.
- Encana has announced plans to cut $130M in spending for the Montney fields around Dawson Creek in 2015, but the company does not plan to shut down drilling rigs or lay off workers in the area
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