An excerpt from the above linked-to article follows. I will activate the link to the mine jobs posting pdf for your convenience:
In the last month, the TFW program has made headlines after reports surfaced that migrant workers from China were being recruited to a coal mine near Tumbler Ridge, British Columbia. Even though according to the B.C. Federation of Labour, B.C. lost over 10,000 jobs last month, and over 300 Canadians applied for these jobs, all were denied as they didn’t have the right training or qualifications. One of the qualifications on the job description was that they be able to speak Mandarin.
Later, it was discovered that many of the 200 migrants given temporary work permits to these mines had to pay up to $12,500 in recruitment fees to get these coveted jobs in Canada. Though this is actually illegal, these practices are not uncommon. In some sectors, workers have to pay up to half of their expected wages to recruiter agencies before they even get their work permit.
Idle hands are the Devil’s busy workshop. Here’s one of ‘our’ law & order (neoliberal, or fascist) governments in action. What a sorry, sick bunch! This ‘will’ change once the wild beast of corporatocracy is slain.
“Temporary foreign workers and the labour market” by Jim Stanford
Corporatocracy means law and order governments that preside over fascist states whose main characteristic is exploitation.