Sheriffs and Bailiffs
About the job
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 property, evict tenants, and perform other related activities; they may work in private service.
You should be physically fit and in excellent health. Cultural sensitivity, patience, and mental stability are important. You must be resourceful and able to work on your own carrying out instructions given by your employer. It will be necessary to gain a good knowledge of the regulations pertaining to your work. Excellent communication, observation, and problem-solving skills are essential. You should also be able to communicate with and gain the respect of the public. Candidates are required to pass the appropriate background check.
Labour Market Information
The employment outlook over the next few years for this occupational group is “limited”, which indicates the chances of a qualified individual finding work is below average. This is not a large occupation in Nova Scotia, with employment around 100, and so job opportunities may not be that frequent and jobseekers may face competition. The number employed in this occupation is expected to decline moderately over the next five years, which will likely limit the number of new opportunities available. With 17% of workers being 55 years of age and older, retirements are expected to contribute somewhat to employment opportunities over the coming years. Sheriffs and Bailiffs are most commonly working full-time hours. Furthermore, the jobs may either be permanent or temporary positions, as both are common.
The median employment income for 79% of individuals in this occupational group who worked full-time, year-round in 2010 was $56,488. The median income for the occupation overall was $56,327
(Source: 2011 National Household Survey)
|Estimated employment in 2011||Estimated change in employment between 2011 and 2016||Estimated openings due to growth and retirements, 2011-2016||Estimated rate of unemployment in 2014||Estimated hourly earnings in 2013|
|Area of Employment||% Employed|
|Industry of Employment||% Employed|
|Professional Business Services||10.7|
|Less than high school graduation certificate||0.0|
|High school graduation certificate or equivalent||20.7|
|Trades certificate or diploma||37.9|
|Non-university certificate or diploma||27.6|
|University certificate or diploma below bachelor||0.0|
|University bachelor's degree||13.8|
|University post graduate degrees||0.0|
Hourly earnings data are from the Labour Force Survey by Statistics Canada. Data are not available for all occupations. Hourly earnings are calculated based on usual hours worked per week. This is how an annual salary, for instance, gets converted to an hourly rate. The data include full and part-time workers along with new and experienced workers. Self-employed workers are excluded.
Annual employment income data reported in the Work Prospects section, are from the 2011 National Household Survey by Statistics Canada. Much of the data (around 70%) came directly from tax records. The data relates to the year 2010 and includes total wages and salaries and net income from self-employment.