Temporary foreign workers at the LNG Canada project in Kitimat will comprise fewer than five per cent of the workers, as promised by LNG Canada. Put another way, 95 per cent of the workforce will be Canadian. These estimates were released last summer in briefing notes to the provincial government from LNG Canada from March 2018.
LNG Canada responded to the belated “April Fool’s” brouhaha raised by B.C. Liberal MLA Mike de Jong in a short and clear statement.
“We do not expect to use temporary foreign workers and, if required, only at peak construction and in specialized trades,” said Susannah Pierce, who is the director of corporate affairs for LNG Canada.