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By cailey on Competitiveness, Health & Safety, Human Resources August 31, 2015

WorkSafe BC Preliminary 2016 Rates

August 31, 2015
By cailey

 

WorkSafe BC has released their 2016  preliminary rates for all Classification Units (CUs) and there is some good news. Rates for all 3 of the main mining CUs are proposed to decrease significantly as per the table below:

 

Classification Unit

2015 base rate

2016 proposed rate

% change

CU 704005 – Open Pit Coal Mining

$1.55

$1.37

-11.6%

CU 704006 – Open Pit Metal or Mineral Mining

$1.47

$1.30

-10.9%

CU 704013 – Underground Mining

$5.40

$4.46

-17.4%

 

 

The Mining Industry in BC 2013

May 16, 2014
By cailey

On May 15th PwC released its annual survey of BC mines.  This is the 46th edition of this annual report which paints a picture of the BC mining landscape from the year previous. 

The report indicates a softer year for BC’s mining industry with gross revenues coming in at approximately $8.5 billion.  Payments to government increased to $511 million and employment jumped to 10,720 direct employees in BC’s mining industry.