Updated October 2022
Updated May 2021, June 2021, October 2022
To comply with the advice of public health officials to minimize the number of people physically in courthouses, the Court transitioned to an “essential services model” in March, limiting hearings primarily to urgent matters.
Updated March 2023
Enactment of the Provincial Court Act in 1969 created the Provincial Court of British Columbia. For the last fifty years, this Court’s focused efforts to provide an accessible, fair, efficient, and innovative system of justice have made it a leader in Canada.
Late last year the Provincial Court of British Columbia published its 2018/19 Annual Report. Each year the Court shares with the public detailed information about its judges’ demographics, judicial education, caseload statistics and trends, progress in meeting operational standards, governance, budget, and complaints.