Judges

Judges

NOC
4111

Oversee legal proceedings in federal and provincial courts of law, administering justice in civil and criminal cases.

Quick facts

3-Year Outlook

Undetermined
Undetermined

3-Year Job Openings

11
 

Median Hourly Wage

N/A

Median Salary

$224,505
 

Typically Required

University

Employed

72
 

% Working Full Time

83%
 

% Working Full Year

56%
 
Job details

Full NOC Description

Judges adjudicate civil and criminal cases and administer justice in courts of law. Judges preside over federal and provincial courts.

Main Duties

Judges perform some or all of the following duties:

  • Preside over courts of law, interpret and enforce rules of procedure and make rulings regarding the admissibility of evidence
  • Instruct the jury on laws that are applicable to the case
  • Weigh and consider evidence in non-jury trials and decide legal guilt or innocence or degree of liability of the accused or defendant
  • Pass sentence on persons convicted in criminal cases and determine damages or other appropriate remedy in civil cases
  • Grant divorces and divide assets between spouses
  • Determine custody of children between contesting parents and other guardians
  • Enforce court orders for access or support
  • Supervise other judges and court officers.

Judges may specialize in particular areas of law such as civil, criminal or family law.

Also Known As

  • chief justice
  • county court judge
  • Court of Queen's Bench justice
  • district court judge
  • family court judge
  • federal trial court justice
  • provincial court of appeal justice
  • small claims court judge
  • superior court justice
  • Supreme Court justice
Requirements

Employment Requirements

  • Extensive experience as a lawyer or as a professor of law with continuous membership in the bar association is usually required.
  • Membership in good standing with a provincial or territorial law society or bar association is required.
  • Judges are appointed by federal or provincial cabinets.
  • Those appointed to more senior positions in a court, such as chief justice, usually have experience as judges in that court.

Provincial Regulation

Not Provincially Regulated

Employment by Sex

The following graph shows the percentage of men and women working in this occupation in New Brunswick.

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17.8%
Female
82.2%
Male
Employment by age

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons working in this occupation in New Brunswick by age group.

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0.0%
15-24
0.0%
25-34
0.0%
35-44
16.7%
45-54
50.0%
55-64
33.3%
65+
Employment by highest level of education

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons working in this occupation in New Brunswick by highest level of education achieved.

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0.0%
No Certificate, Diploma or Degree
0.0%
High School, Diploma or Equivalent
0.0%
Apprenticeship or Trades Certificate or Diploma
0.0%
College or University Below Bachelor Level
100.0%
University - Bachelor Level or Above
Employment by Industry

The following graph shows the industry groups in which the largest shares of persons working in this occupation in New Brunswick are employed. Small percentages for all top three industry groups may suggest employment for this occupation is widely distributed amongst many industry groups.

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100.0%
Public administration
0.0%
N/A
0.0%
N/A
0.0%
All Other Industries
Employment by Economic Regions

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons employed in this occupation in New Brunswick by which economic region they reside in.

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10.50%
Northeast
26.30%
Southeast
31.60%
Southwest
21.10%
Central
10.50%
Northwest
Province of New Brunswick Economic Regions

Economic Regions

The following map displays New Brunswick’s five economic regions. An economic region (ER) is a grouping of counties, created as a standard unit for analysis of regional economic activity across Canada.

Annual Median Salary by Economic Regions

The following graph shows the median salary of all persons employed in this occupation in each of New Brunswick’s five economic regions.

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N/A
Northeast
N/A
Southeast
$210,390
Southwest
N/A
Central
N/A
Northwest
Province of New Brunswick Economic Regions

Economic Regions

The following map displays New Brunswick’s five economic regions. An economic region (ER) is a grouping of counties, created as a standard unit for analysis of regional economic activity across Canada.

Hourly Median Wages by Economic Regions

The following represents the median hourly wage of all persons employed in this occupation in each of New Brunswick’s five economic regions.

No Data Available
Salary

This following represents the median salary of all persons employed in this occupation compared to the median salary of workers employed in this occupation that work full-time year-round.

All Workers Employed in this Occupation

$224,505

Workers Employed Full-time, Full-year

$210,691

This following represents the median salary of persons employed in this occupation across each of the Atlantic Provinces and nationally.

New Brunswick

$224,505

Newfoundland

$305,794

Prince Edward Island

N/A

Nova Scotia

$305,550

Canada

$259,603
Employment Outlook

The following represents the number of job openings that are expected to occur in this occupation over the next three and ten years respectively, broken down by openings expected to result from growth (“new jobs”) and openings expected to result from attrition (death and retirements).

Three Year Outlook

Total Openings: 3-Year

11
 

New Jobs: 3-Year

0
 

Retirements/Deaths: 3-Year

12
 

Ten Year Outlook

Total Openings: 10-Year

39
 

New Jobs: 10-Year

0
 

Retirements/Deaths: 10-Year

40