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Training and Qualification

Having a sufficient quantity of workers of appropriate quality available is a necessity for an industry such as construction, with its specific characteristics.

The implementation of a system for vocational training and qualification aiming to ensure that the construction industry has a sufficient quantity of skilled workers was entrusted to the Commission de la construction du Québec (CCQ) when it was founded in 1987. Such a system is a decisive factor in the availability of a sufficient number of qualified workers.

The CCQ accomplishes this mandate by creating measures and activities linked to initial training, on-site apprenticeship, and upgrading of the labour force. The system based on these measures and activities is implemented through a unique model of cooperation between union representatives, employer representatives, and government partners.