Judges preside over courts of law, interpret/enforce rules of procedure, adjudicate civil/criminal cases, and administer justice. They may specialize in particular areas of law such as civil, criminal, and family law.
Duties May Include
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.
Examples of Titles
District Court Judge
Family Court Judge
Federal Trial Court Justice
Provincial Court of Appeal Justice
Small Claims Court Judge
Supreme Court Justice
The National Occupational Classification (NOC) Code found next to the name of the career is a 4-digit code that classifies occupations by different skill types and skill levels.
The information on careers is adapted from Canadian Occupational Projection System, a project by Human Resources and Skills Development Canada, which uses annual data to analyze trends in labour.
© Canadian Occupational Projection System, Human Resources and Skills Development Canada, 2011.
© JobFutures, Labour Force Survey, 2006.
© National Occupational Classification, Human Resources Skills and Development Canada, 2006.
© Working in Canada, Labour Force Survey, 2009.