The Terry Project on CiTR #31: “The World’s Most Flexible Workforce”

In Tumbler Ridge, BC, Chinese migrants under the Temporary Foreign Worker Program will staff a coming mining. (Design: Talal Al Salem and Jessica Mann/The Terry Project)

In Tumbler Ridge, BC, Chinese migrants under the Temporary Foreign Worker Program will staff a new mine.
(Design: Talal Al Salem and Jessica Mann/The Terry Project)

Canada’s Temporary Worker Program is growing rapidly. Now, more temporary workers enter Canada than permanent economic immigrants. What does this mean for those workers, and what does it mean for Canada’s future?

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BONUS

Every company in BC that used the Temporary Foreign Worker program from 2011-mid 2013, minus some redactions. Documents obtained under Freedom of Information Act request.

FOIA: Employers of TFWs in BC by Gordon Katic

 

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Gordon Katic (@gordonkatic) has been student coordinator for the Terry Project for over two years, and in that time started BARtalk, and the Terry Project on CiTR 101.9FM. A former Ubyssey columnist, and now a student at the UBC Graduate School of Journalism, Gordon is trying to use journalism to tell important stories about global issues.

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