Sheriffs

Sheriffs

NOC
4421

- Sheriffs and bailiffs

Enforce court orders and perform other duties for the court, serve legal orders and documents, seize or repossess properties, evict tenants and perform other related activities.

Quick facts

3 Year Outlook

Undetermined
Undetermined

3 Year Job Openings

9
 

Median Hourly Wage

N/A

Median Salary

$46,467
 

Typically Required

High school or specific training

Employed

134
 

% Working Full Time

88%
 

% Working Full Year

76%
 
Job details

Full NOC Description

Sheriffs execute and enforce court orders, warrants and writs, participate in seizure and sale of property and perform courtroom and other related duties. Bailiffs serve legal orders and documents, seize or repossess properties, evict tenants and perform other related activities. Sheriffs and bailiffs are employed by provincial or territorial courts, and bailiffs may be employed as officers of the court or in private service as agents for creditors.

Main Duties

Sheriffs and bailiffs perform some or all of the following duties:

  • Serve statements of claims, summonses, warrants, jury summonses, orders to pay spousal support, and other court orders
  • Serve writs of execution by seizing and selling property and distributing the proceeds according to court decisions
  • Locate property and make seizures and removals under various acts of Parliament
  • Provide courthouse security for judges and perimeter security for the courthouse
  • Escort prisoners to and from courts and correctional institutions
  • Prepare comprehensive reports and affidavits and maintain records
  • Attend court, escort witnesses and assist in maintaining order
  • Ensure security support services for sequestered juries
  • Issue warrants for imprisonment, arrest or apprehension.

Also Known As

  • bailiff
  • deputy sheriff
  • sheriff
  • sheriff's bailiff
  • sheriff's officer
Requirements

Employment Requirements

  • Completion of secondary school is required.
  • A college diploma or bachelor's degree in legal studies is usually required.
  • Sheriffs require experience as a deputy sheriff or bailiff and/or in custodial/escort or security work.
  • Bailiffs usually require some work experience related to law enforcement as well as knowledge of relevant statutes and laws.
  • Membership in the provincial regulatory body is mandatory in Quebec.

Provincial Regulation

  • Provincially Regulated: Yes
  • Compulsory: Yes
  • Red Seal: No

Regulation Body

Employment by Sex

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

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15.2%
Female
84.8%
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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12.1%
15-24
33.3%
25-34
21.2%
35-44
24.2%
45-54
9.1%
55-64
0.0%
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
14.7%
High School, Diploma or Equivalent
5.9%
Apprenticeship or Trades Certificate or Diploma
70.6%
College or University Below Bachelor Level
8.8%
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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87.9%
Public administration
6.1%
Professional, scientific and technical services
6.1%
Accommodation and food services
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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25.70%
Northeast
25.70%
Southeast
22.90%
Southwest
14.30%
Central
11.40%
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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$46,476
Northeast
$44,862
Southeast
$47,721
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

$46,467

Workers Employed Full-time, Full-year

$47,139

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

New Brunswick

$46,467

Newfoundland

$58,394

Prince Edward Island

N/A

Nova Scotia

$60,698

Canada

$57,336
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

9
 

New Jobs: 3 Year

0
 

Retirements/Deaths: 3 Year

12
 

Ten Year Outlook

Total Openings: 10 Year

31
 

New Jobs: 10 Year

-5
 

Retirements/Deaths: 10 Year

40