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Outlook & Prospects for Court Clerks 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.
Local Employment Potential Information
|Location||Employment Potential||Release Date|
|Lower Mainland - Southwest Region||(2 of 3 stars)||2015-05-29|
For the 2014-2016 period, the employment outlook is expected to be fair for Court Clerks (NOC 1443) in the Lower Mainland - Southwest region.
This outlook is the result of an analysis of a number of factors that influence employment prospects in this occupation. Some of the key findings are that:
- Employment is expected to decline.
- A moderate number of people are expected to retire.
- This occupation has recently experienced low levels of unemployment.
Local Labour Market NewsWeek of Jun 22 - Jun 26, 2015
- The Surrey school board will see an increase of 200 children in the new school year starting in September, bringing the total to 69,500. As a result, the district will be adding eight new positions.
- The Vancouver School Board has decided to close the first of a recommended 19 schools in the new school year. Maquinna Annex, a K-3 school which had only 22 students enrolled at the end of April, will not re-open in the fall.
- Kwantlen Polytechnic University has partnered with several Surrey high schools to provide students with their first-year carpentry apprenticeships. Approximately 200 students every year gain 16 credits, and complete their first year in the trade.
- Eight new high-end stores have recently opened in downtown Vancouver's Pacific Centre. The new stores are part of a 44,000 sq.-ft. expansion in the former Sears location.
- Terminal City Iron Works, a block-long site in east Vancouver has been sold for $14.9M. The 100,856 sq.-ft. property will undergo a redevelopment but remain zoned as an industrial property; construction is expected to begin in about 12 months.
- The False Creek dragon boating community has received a $1M donation toward the cost of its new $3.2M paddling centre. The centre has been partially completed, and is expected to finish by December.
- MakerLabs has recently opened its new location in Vancouver's Strathcona area. MakerLabs provides users with a number of tools for do-it-yourself projects. The company is also considering another location in Surrey.
- Harbour Air has entered into a strategic partnership with China's Zongshen Group, to bring seaplane commuter air travel to China. The partnership will also provide Canadian training opportunities to Chinese interns.
- Postmedia Network Canada has offered voluntary buyouts to all staff at the Vancouver Province and Vancouver Sun newspapers. The two papers have undergone a number of changes in the last two years, including buyouts in the summer of 2013.
- After being closed for several years, Vancouver's Odyssey Nightclub is nearly finished its renovations and ready to reopen in its new location
- The new office building, 745 Thurlow, will house Canada's first Brunello Cucinelli as well as Vancouver's first free-standing Versace. The building is currently under construction, expected to open in late 2015 or early 2016.
- Adams Road Elementary School, in Surrey, has recently broken ground on a major expansion. The expansion will add 10 classrooms to the school, increasing the number of spaces by 240, up to a total of 530.
- Langley city council has approved a new five-storey condominium complex. The 37-unit development will contribute $335,000 to the city in development cost charges. The building is expected to be complete in approximately 18 months.
- The Langley Board of Education has announced that it will be closing Lochiel School on July 1. Students and teachers of the U-Connect program will be moved to Simonds Elementary on September 1.
- Associated Engineering has filed a report with the National Energy Board, which states that the expansion of the Trans Mountain Pipeline would result in a cost increase for municipalities of $93M over 50 years in five lower mainland communities
- Hopcott Premium Meats, a Pitt Meadows butcher shop, is currently expanding and will provide additional retail and production space. Expected to be opening by November, the butcher will be hiring extra staff once complete.
- As a result of a Skytrain shutdown, which affected 19 trains, Translink has announced that it will be hiring more SkyTrain attendance over the summer. The Company will hire 16 attendants on August 1, and 48 more by October.
- A number of tech companies have recently set up shop in the Tri-Cities area, in the Lower Mainland. The companies have reported that by setting up in the area, they don't have to compete for workers, and enjoy a high retention rate.
- ESCO Corporation in Port Coquitlam has announced that it is for sale, and will likely close within the next two to three years. The company currently has 140 employees, and has indicated that there will be no immediate layoffs.
- Tickleberry, a South Okanagan ice cream shop, has recently opened a second location in Penticton
- Whistler Blackcomb will be installing four low-energy snow-making machines on top of Horstman Glacier in late July. The glacier has been shrinking for several decades, and is at a point that summer operations could be threatened.
- Following the closure of Subeez, a Vancouver restaurant, the Warehouse Group BC has offered all laid off staff interviews at their restaurants. The Company has also offered to compensate any workers who are hired for unpaid time by the former employer.
- According to a recent ranking by MoneySense magazine, North Vancouver is the 9th best place to live in Canada, and the highest ranked city in BC. The magazine considered unemployment, taxes, and crime rates in its rankings.
- Paragon Development has increased the budget of its Parq development from $535M to $600M. The development will include two hotels, eight restaurants, as well as convention and special event space.
- Wespac Midstream has secured a license for a $175M docking facility on Tilbury Island in Delta. The facility would transport up to 120 mid-sized tankers per year along the Fraser River.
- The Fraser River Discovery Centre has begun the first phase of its $2.25M Working River Project. Once the design is complete, construction of the exhibit could begin with phase 2, in 2017.
- The Richmond Women's Resource Centre has had to shut down for eight weeks due to a shortage of funds. The Centre has two part-time employees.
- Community Vision, a North Vancouver child care agency for at-risk youth and young adults, has closed its doors.
- A mattress recycling depot in south Vancouver, which was recently destroyed by fire, has reopened in Burnaby. The fire left 45 workers temporarily unemployed.
- PricewaterhouseCoopers has updated a 2012 report for the Vancouver School Board, supporting its decision to close 28 classrooms next year. The report also outlines eight additional ways for the school board to improve its finances.
- The $260M redevelopment of Royal Columbian Hospital in New Westminster will begin this fall. The first phase is expected to be complete in 2019, and the whole project could take 10 to 15 years.
- Fox Sports recently finished construction of its media headquarters for the FIFA Women's World Cup in Vancouver. Fox Sports will employ 300-400 workers for the duration of the event.
- Vancouver is one of the hosts of the FIFA Women's World Cup this year, which began on June 6. The month-long event is expected to provide a $267M economic boost to Canada, including $52M in BC, and $37M within Vancouver.
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