Explore Careers - Job Market Report
Description | Titles | Duties | Related Occupations
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|
|British Columbia||(3 of 3 stars)||2017-12-15|
The employment outlook will be good for Court officers and justices of the peace (NOC 1227) in British Columbia for the 2017-2019 period.
The following factors contributed to this outlook:
- Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
- Several positions will become available due to retirements.
- There are a small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.
Here are some key facts about Court officers and justices of the peace in the British Columbia region:
- Approximately 550 people worked in this occupation in May 2011.
- Court officers and justices of the peace mainly work in the following sectors:
- Provincial and territorial public administration (NAICS 912): 71%
- Federal government public administration (NAICS 911): 11%
- Local, municipal, regional, aboriginal and other public administration (NAICS 913-919): 8%
- Personal and laundry services (NAICS 812): 6%
- The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
- Full-time workers: 82% compared to 77% for all occupations
- Part-time workers: 18% compared to 23% for all occupations
- 81% of court officers and justices of the peace work all year, while 19% work only part of the year, compared to 60% and 40% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 37 weeks compared to 32 weeks for all occupations.
|Location||Employment Potential||Release Date|
|Lower Mainland - Southwest Region||(3 of 3 stars)||2017-12-15|
|North Coast Region||(Undetermined)||2017-12-15|
|Vancouver Island and Coast Region||(Undetermined)||2017-12-15|
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).
- November 2017 | (PDF, 252 KB)
- October 2017 | (PDF, 252 KB)
- September 2017 (quarterly edition) | (PDF, 266 KB)
- August 2017 | (PDF, 265 KB)
- July 2017 | (PDF, 240 KB)
- June 2017 (quarterly edition) | (PDF, 258 KB)
- May 2017 | (PDF, 262 KB)
- April 2017 | (PDF, 231 KB)
- March 2017 (quarterly edition) | (PDF, 282 KB)
- February 2017 | (PDF, 224 KB)
- January 2017 | (PDF, 235 KB)
- 2016 (Annual Edition) | (PDF, 282 KB)
- December 2016 (quarterly edition) | (PDF, 246 KB)
- November 2016 | (PDF, 222 KB)
- October 2016 | (PDF, 230 KB)
- September 2016 (quarterly edition) | (PDF, 246 KB)
- 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 Jan 08 - Jan 12, 2018
- Imperial Metals is beginning staged layoffs at their Mount Polley Mine near Williams Lake. Approximately 78 employees will be laid off by the end of 2018.
- Kwantlen Polytechnic University has opened the new Wilson School of Design at its Richmond campus. The $36M high-tech design facility will add 140 full-time seats for a total of 681 spaces for students.
- The City of Vancouver has started sewer upgrades in downtown Vancouver. Work on the project is expected to be completed by this summer.
- According to Statistics Canada, BC's unemployment rate in December 2017 was 4.6% ¿ the lowest unemployment rate in the country
- The provincial government is currently seeking an executive director and director of merchandising for B.C. Liquor Distribution Branch's cannabis operations
- The City of Victoria is providing $200,000 for park maintenance issues related to homeless camping
- Bestway Driver Training in Coquitlam closed its doors in December after being in operation since 1985
- The federal and provincial governments are providing a total of $30M to upgrade the Kennedy Lake climb on Highway 4 on the way to Tofino. Construction is set to begin this spring and is expected to be completed in the summer of 2020.
- Red Barn Market opened its doors on January 9 in Victoria. The 6,200-sq.-ft. grocery store currently employs 60 staff.
- Kamloops-based iCompass Technologies Inc. has been purchased by an unknown American investor, but will not leave the city. The software company plans to hire more staff in the coming months as it expands in all areas of software development.
- Le Château closed its Aberdeen Mall location in Kamloops on January 6. Sephora will open in the former Le Château space this summer.
Week of Jan 01 - Jan 05, 2018
- The provincial government, District of Sechelt and RainCity Housing recently opened a 20 bed homeless shelter in Sechelt. The on-site support will offer case planning, meals and access to health services and counselling.
- The span for the new Johnson Street Bridge in Victoria will be installed the week of January 26. The bridge is scheduled to open to traffic in the spring.
- The Crumsby's Cupcake Café in Victoria is closing after five years in business
- Country Prime Meats located in the Cariboo region is struggling to find employees for its recently added processing lines. The company needs to hire up to 20 employees for the expanded section.
- University of Victoria-based Oceans Network Canada is conducting a new Arctic research program in Nunavut. The program aims to determine how the receding sea ice and changing climate affect the lives of those living in the Arctic.
- Indigenous Roots, a medical marijuana company operated by and for First Nations across Canada, in partnership with Cronos plans to build a marijuana growing facility in Armstrong, BC. The new facility is expected to create up to 50 employment opportunities.
- B.C. Hydro has selected Aecon-Flatiron-Dragados-EBC Partnership as their preferred contractor for the Site C generating station and spillways. The final contract estimated at over $1B is expected to be signed by the end of February.
Week of Dec 25 - Dec 29, 2017
- The BC government is expanding its gambling addiction services. The Gaming Policy and Enforcement Branch is increasing its off-site services, and the GameSense Advisor program is hiring additional advisors for all 18 community gaming centres in BC.
- Alkali Lake Wellness Centre is set to open in the spring of 2018. The centre will have six new Indigenous recovery beds and will help provide support for people with mental-health and substance-use concerns.
- Vancouver-based Native Shoes recently opened its first boutique in Gastown
- The BC government is moving forward with plans to build a new hospital in Surrey. The project is currently in the concept planning stage.
- The provincial government is providing $23.3M to the Sooke School District for the purchase of 16 acres of land in Langford. The site will accommodate a new elementary and middle school for Langford's growing population.
- Loblaw's City Market in Richmond is closing on February 3, 2018
Week of Dec 18 - Dec 22, 2017
- Health Canada recently approved a second supervised consumption site in Victoria. The facility is the first to open on Vancouver Island and is for the exclusive use of residents and registered guests of Johnson Street Community supported housing.
- Vancouver's Westender newspaper, an arts and culture publication, is closing after 68 years. All seven staff will move to different jobs within Glacier Media, but the future is uncertain for the paper's contributors.
- The New Westminster School District has awarded a contract to Graham Design-Builders LP and KMBR Architects Planners Inc. to design and build the new New Westminster Secondary School. The $106.5M project is scheduled for completion in September 2020.
- The provincial government is providing $500,000 to the Ucluelet First Nation for a new daycare at the First Nation's government office in Hitacu
- BC Ferries has awarded two contracts worth $20M to Esquimalt Drydock to refit the Northern Sea Wolf ferry. Work is set to begin in late December and should be completed by April 2018. The project will employ up to 100 personnel of all trades.
- Service Canada began accepting applications on December 19 for the 2018 Canada Summer Jobs program. The federally funded program aims to help students find summer employment and gain valuable workplace skills.
- The provincial government is providing $10.4M for seismic upgrades to Mary Jane Shannon Elementary and Bear Creek Elementary in Surrey. Construction will begin in 2018 and is expected to be completed by 2019.
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