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Feds assure Temporary Foreign Worker program is being updated

June 12, 2013

Now that the operators of a new coal mine in Northern BC have been given the go-ahead to hire more than 200 temporary foreign workers, the federal government is offering assurances Canadians will be considered first for any future project  facing similar employment needs. Human Resources Minister Diane Finley has not been available for comment, [...]

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Union threatens to withdraw funds over RBC’s controversial hiring practises

April 12, 2013
Union threatens to withdraw funds over RBC’s controversial hiring practises

A B.C. union is firing a warning shot at the Royal Bank of Canada: Knock it off with the temporary foreign worker program that’s outsourcing jobs held by Canadians, or pay the financial price. Speaking on CKNW’s The World Today, Lee Loftus with the BC Insulators Union says they’ve sent off a letter to RBC, [...]

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Central American labourers finally paid out for BC job

April 4, 2013
Central American labourers finally paid out for BC job

Union leaders are calling it one of the largest human rights awards in Canadian history. Several temporary foreign workers, who helped build the Canada Line, have won their discrimination case. A settlement worth 1.25-million dollars was awarded after the BC Human Rights Tribunal found Seli Canada and SNC Lavalin treated 36 employees unfairly. Union leaders [...]

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UBC hopes to enrol more international students by creating special college

March 30, 2013

The University of B.C. plans to create a special college for international students who struggle with English in order to welcome many more fee-paying foreigners onto its Vancouver campus starting next year. Although it’s not yet received final approval, the proposal envisions a 12-month program for first-year students who did not graduate from an English-speaking [...]

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Tumbler Ridge Mayor applauds Federal Court decision to throw out injunction

December 15, 2012
Tumbler Ridge Mayor applauds Federal Court decision to throw out injunction

The Mayor of Tumbler Ridge is welcoming a Federal Court decision dismissing two unions’ efforts to keep sixty Chinese miners from arriving in the province to start work at a Northern BC mine. Darwin Wren says he’s pleased HD Mining will be continuing work with a new underground mine in his community, saying there are [...]

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