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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
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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 Feb 24 - Feb 28, 2014
- Logan Lake, a town of about 2,000 residents north of Kamloops, has lost its only doctor. The town's nurse practitioner is extending her hours, however, the emergency department will be closed as a result.
- A proposed development in Kelowna could see a 24-storey tower as well as a dozen low and medium-rise buildings in the South Pandosy neighbourhood
- BuildForce Canada has predicted that construction employment in BC will reach an all-time high in 2017. They have reported that about 24% of the province's skilled workforce will retire in the next 10 years.
- Victoria's St. Mary's Hospital is starting construction on new heliport gates. The helipad has been closed since 2010, resulting in patients requiring an airlift to be transported to Wilson Creek airport.
- The Northwest Stave River hydroelectric facility has begun commercial operation. The 17.5 megawatt plant, located near Mission BC, will generate enough electricity to power more than 5,500 BC homes.
- Revelstoke's Community Housing Society has proposed a 12-unit affordable rental housing plan to city council. The project would include 4 one-bedroom and 8 two-bedroom units.
- BONE Structure, a Quebec-based building construction company is expanding into British Columbia. The company will be adding three manufacturing plants in BC in the next year.
- Hollyburn Gardens, a 49-unit rental development proposed for West Vancouver, would provide an alternative to the large single-family homes in the area. If approved, construction could begin in mid to late 2015.
- Due to rising acidity in the ocean, BC business are expecting continued layoffs as shellfish are dying prior to harvesting. Island Scallops has had to lay off one-third of its workforce due to the lack of shellfish.
- If BC school districts are required to follow the recent BC Supreme Court ruling, the Langley School District will need to hire 228 full-time teachers. In addition, Maple Ridge would require 36 classroom teachers and 22 non-enrolling teachers.
- Seaspan has been awarded the $15M contract to construct a new 78.5m cable ferry; to run between Buckley Bay and Denman Island. Construction will begin in June and complete in early 2015.
- According to Statistics Canada, employees in BC earned an average of $895 per week. This is 4% less than the national average, and 22% less than Alberta, the highest earners in the country.
- During 2013, nine new craft breweries opened in BC; in 2014, nineteen more will open their doors. This will increase the total number of craft breweries in the province to 82.
- Overwaitea has agreed to buy 12 Sobeys stores across BC
- The Joseph and Rosalie Segal Family Health Centre has received $1.5M in funding from Taseko Mines Ltd. Construction on the $84.5M centre is expected to begin in October and will be completed by May 2017.
- Vancouver city council is in favor of a $1.5B development plan for Oakridge Centre mall. The plan would turn the mall into a mini-city, with 40 storeys and 2,900 apartments, as well as a library, daycare, and artificial lake.
- Cellar Jazz Club, Vancouver¿s only full-time jazz club, is closing its doors. The club, which has been included on Downbeat Magazine¿s list of the top jazz clubs in the world, is considering re-opening in a new downtown location.
- Sunridge Place has sold its residential care home in Duncan to Park Place Seniors Living. As a result of the change in ownership, 264 unionized employees have received layoff notices including nurses, aides, and activity workers.
- As part of a nationwide layoff, United Airlines is cutting 84 positions in Vancouver. The airline reported that the cuts are to facilitate a more efficient and financially sustainable business.
- The BC government has provided the United Flower Grower Cooperative Association with $62,500 to promote British Columbians to purchase local BC flowers this Valentines Day
- Interfor, a Vancouver-based lumber company, recently purchased two sawmills and a remanufacturing plant in the United States. The $180M deal makes Interfor the fifth largest lumber company in North America; increasing their product line and their profile in the industry.
- Eleven PriceSmart grocery stores in BC will be converting to Save-On-Foods. Both brands are owned by Overwaitea; however, the change is expected to strengthen the Save-On-Foods brand.
- Vancouver's Save On Meats diner and butcher shop has reopened after being closed since September 2013. The Diner has finalized a long-term training project with Vancouver Community College and the City of Vancouver.
- Mount Washington, a ski resort on Vancouver Island, is reopening after receiving a significant snowfall. The resort was forced to close after only 14 days of operation in January due to a lack of snow.
- Gener8 Digital Media Corp, a Vancouver-based company that converts movies from 2D to 3D has doubled its number of staff, from 100 to 200, since October 2013. The company expects to hire 40 to 50 additional employees by the end of March.
- Construction for a gaming centre near Salmon Arm, which was originally scheduled to begin in October 2013, has been delayed until April 2014
- Salmon farmers in BC will receive $21,000 in federal funding, which will help the fish farmers improve confidence in their products, and increase exports
- BC Ferries will be cutting $19M through service reductions. Some of the changes may include eliminating mid-day sailings, as well as reductions to major routes. BC Ferries will also phase out free fares for seniors.
- TELUS has opened its $75M data centre in Kamloops. The centre has created 25 permanent jobs in Kamloops and an additional 50 positions in other locations.
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