Hd Mining

TFW Program Changes Not Calming B.C. Debate

CP | James Keller, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.22.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - The federal government's planned overhaul of the temporary foreign worker program has done little to calm debate in British Columbia, wher...

A Tory Crackdown On Foreign Workers? Maybe Not

The Huffington Post Canada | Lee-Anne Goodman, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.05.2014 | Canada Business

The Harper government has quietly backed away from changes to the Temporary Foreign Worker (TFW) program that would have banned employers convicted of...

Legal Battle Over Temporary Foreign Workers

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.18.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - A Chinese-owned mining firm that is using temporary foreign workers at an underground coal project in northern B.C. is facing yet another ...

Look Who's Building A Coal Mine

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.25.2013 | Canada British Columbia

CHETWYND, B.C. - The mining firm once embroiled in a dispute over foreign workers has hired a former political heavyweight to help it build a coal min...

HD Mining Hires Prompt Flood Of Angry Letters

CP | James Keller, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.30.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - One resident of an unnamed British Columbia community claimed to personally know 40 unemployed miners who would be more than happy to work...

Foreign Workers Case Dismissed

CP | Keven Drews, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.21.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - Two unions may have lost a Federal Court battle disputing a mining company's plan to bring in 201 temporary foreign workers from China, bu...

Should Canadians Get These Jobs?

CBC | Posted 06.09.2013 | Canada British Columbia

The fight by two labour unions against a company that hired more than 200 temporary workers from China for its coal mine in northeastern B.C. heads to...

Stoking Fear Over Chinese Investment

CP | Dene Moore, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.21.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - An internal federal review of a decision to grant permits to a Chinese company to bring temporary foreign workers from China for its Briti...

B.C. Mining Unions Earn Big Win

CP | Dene Moore, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.01.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - Two B.C. unions will get their wish to look behind the curtain of how the federal government decides if temporary foreign workers can come...

Jobs Minister Vows Work On Mining Issues

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.20.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - Jobs Minister Pat Bell says he wants to help resolve the controversial temporary foreign workers issue involving an underground coal mine i...

Foreign Worker Program Needs Fixing: Minister

CP | James Keller, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.09.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - The company behind a plan to use Chinese miners at a proposed underground coal mine in northern British Columbia is pleading with a pair o...

HD Mining Denies Hiring Allegations

CP | Keven Drews, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.06.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - The company under fire for hiring temporary foreign workers for a northern B.C. coal mine is dismissing allegations that it ignored the re...

Mining Company Rejected Experienced Workers: Unions

CP | Tamsyn Burgmann, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.05.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - A mining company that was granted permits to bring 201 temporary foreign workers from China rejected multiple Canadian applicants who had ...

Temporary Workers Sent Back To China

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.30.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - Sixteen temporary employees at a controversial coal mine in northern B.C. are returning to China because of the company's concerns about o...

Chinese Miner's Rights Complaint Rejected

CP | Dene Moore, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.21.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - The Canadian Human Rights Commission has rejected a complaint filed by a Chinese miner against the United Steelworkers, over the union's v...

B.C. Mine Has Chinese Links: Union

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.18.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - The United Steelworkers says it has dug up what it calls close ties between the Chinese government and the reportedly privately-run coal mi...

Why B.C. Needs Skilled Foreign Workers

Keith Sashaw | Posted 02.13.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Keith Sashaw

There has been a lot of media attention lately surrounding the use of foreign trade workers in our province. What we need to keep in mind is that our province needs skilled foreign workers to mitigate a labour shortage that is putting our economic growth at risk, and we must not allow gut reactions to specific cases dictate public opinion or guide public policy decisions with far-reaching, future implications.

Chinese Miner Injunction Ruling

CP | Camille Bains, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.13.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - An attempt by two unions to stop more temporary Chinese workers from coming to Canada has been tossed out by a Federal Court judge.Judge J...

Chinese Miner's B.C. Rights Complaint

CP | Tamsyn Burgmann, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.12.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - The Chinese mining firm at the centre of a controversial plan to use temporary foreign workers in a British Columbia coal mine has launche...

B.C. Mine Won't Employ Canadians For 4 Years: Documents

CP | James Keller, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.11.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - It could be more than four years before any Canadian miners are hired at a controversial underground coal project in northern British Colu...

Controversial B.C. Mining Company Invests In Provincial Housing

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.25.2013 | Canada British Columbia

TUMBLER RIDGE, B.C. - The mining company at the centre of concerns over the use of temporary foreign workers in British Columbia says it is doing more...

Mining Company Appeals Temp Worker Ruling

CP | Dene Moore, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.18.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - The company bringing workers from China for its northern B.C. coal mine has filed an appeal of a Federal Court ruling granting two unions ...

Why Are B.C. Miners Being Asked To Speak Mandarin?

CBC | Posted 12.23.2012 | Canada British Columbia

More questions are being raised about the temporary hiring of Chinese miners to work in underground coal mines in northeastern B.C. The U...