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Renewal upon request

Once the 150-hour job guarantee has been fulfilled, the Commission de la construction du Québec (CCQ) issues competency certificates valid for a 12-month period. Workers who have worked during the 14 months preceding the renewal date for their certificate, and who have fulfilled certain conditions depending on the type of certificate, will have their certificate renewed automatically. Otherwise, they must apply.

The conditions for renewal are different for apprentices, journeymen, and occupation workers.

Renewal free of charge

For all types of certificate, certain reasons for absence may make it possible to renew the certificate free of charge if the worker is able to prove these reasons (for at least two of the months in each validity period of the competency certificate).

Work outside of Québec

The holder continued to perform work in the construction industry authorized by his or her competency certificate outside of Québec.

If a reciprocity agreement (with another Canadian province or the United States, for example) is in effect, the applicant must contact Customer Services.

Otherwise, the applicant must supply two documents.

A company letter including:

  • The company’s name, address, and telephone number
  • The site where the work is performed (province or city)
  • The employee’s name and SIN
  • The title of the specialty or trade covered
  • The employee’s employment period
  • Total hours worked per year
  • Number of hours worked during the period
  • The signature and position of the company representative

OR

A letter from the union association including:

  • The union’s name and address and the local’s telephone number
  • The site where the work is performed (province or city)
  • The employee’s name and SIN
  • The title of the specialty or trade covered
  • The employee’s employment period
  • Total hours worked per year
  • Number of hours worked during the period
  • The signature of the union representative, secretary, or business manager

AND

Wage-related documentation such as tax slips (T4 or Relevé 1), pay stubs, payroll (with name of employee and company) or notice of termination.

Employer or designated representative 

The holder has worked in the construction industry as an employer or designated representative as defined in section 19.1 of the Act and has himself or herself performed the work authorized by his or her apprentice competency certificate, journeyman competency certificate, or occupation competency certificate.

Only designated representatives and sole proprietors with a valid competency certificate may claim this type of activity. Applicants must contact Customer Services, and their file will be analyzed.

Illness or accident

The holder was unable to perform activities authorized by his or her competency certificate due to an illness or accident.

The applicant must fill out the form Renouvellement du certificat de compétence à la suite d’une incapacité (in French only). This form may be obtained by contacting Customer Services.

Employer activity

The holder was unable to perform activities authorized by his or her competency certificate due to employer activities in the construction industry. The applicant must submit:

A letter signed by the company manager specifying the nature of the work performed and the work periods concerned.

AND

Wage-related documentation such as tax slips (T4 or Relevé 1), pay stubs, payroll (with name of employee and company) or notice of termination.

Union activity

The holder was unable to perform activities authorized by his or her competency certificate due to union activities in the construction industry. The applicant must be a union representative or business agent. He or she must submit:

A letter from the union association describing the work done and the period.

AND

Wage-related documentation such as tax slips (T4 or Relevé 1), pay stubs, payroll (with name of employee and company) or notice of termination.

 


Contact Customer Services to request your renewal.