Mining Recruitment in NE BC

At a recent Home/Business/Trade show in Chetwynd representatives from Teck, Xstrata and Walter Energy were attempting to recruit workers for the mines in the area. Even though Walter Energy was shutting down the Willow Creek mine they are still looking for workers at their other mines. Teck is going to open up the old Quintette mine which is located 20 km south of Tumbler Ridge. Many of the recrutiers at this show spoke about trying to get workers from either other mines (Willow Creek) or from the forestry industry. They all stated that they can not compete with the wages offered by the oil and gas industry in the region.