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Initial training

In Québec, there are study programs leading to a vocational training diploma (DEP) for all the trades and some specialized occupations in the construction industry. These programs simulate the conditions that students will later find on construction sites. The duration and location of the programs varies by trade and occupation. Graduates benefit from privileged access to the construction industry.

Here is the list of study programs available from the Inforoute de la formation professionnelle et technique au Québec. Through these programs, people have access to the construction industry as apprentices with a diploma for each of the trades.

Trade

Study program

Category

Boiler maker

Chaudronnerie

1

Bricklayer-mason

Briquetage-maçonnerie

2

Carpenter-joiner

Charpenterie-menuiserie

1

Cement finisher

Préparation et finition de béton

2

Crane operator

Conduite de grues

2

Electrician

Électricité de construction 

1

 

Installation et entretien de systèmes de sécurité

1

Elevator mechanic

Mécanique d'ascenseur

1

Erector mechanic (glazier)

Installation et fabrication de produits verriers

1

Fire-protection mechanic

Mécanique de protection contre les incendies

2

Heavy equipment mechanic

Mécanique d'engins de chantier

1

Heavy equipment operator

Conduite d'engins de chantier

2

Insulator

Calorifugeage

2

Interior systems installer

Pose de systèmes intérieurs

2

Millwright

Mécanique industrielle de construction et d'entretien

1

Ornamental iron worker
Replaced by new trade: Ironworker (consolidation of the trades of structural steel erector and ornamental iron worker)

Montage structural et architectural

2

Painter

Peinture en bâtiment

2

Pipe fitter

Plomberie-chauffage

1

Plasterer

Plâtrage

2

Refrigeration mechanic

Réfrigération

1

Reinforcing steel erector

Pose d'armature de béton

2

Resilient flooring layer

Installation de revêtements souples

2

Roofer

Pose de revêtements de toiture

2

Shovel operator

Conduite d'engins de chantier

2

Structural steel erector
Replaced by new trade: Ironworker (consolidation of the trades of structural steel erector and ornamental iron worker)

Montage structural et architectural

2

Tile setter

Carrelage

2

Tinsmith

Ferblanterie-tôlerie

1

Specialized occupations

Blaster

Forage et dynamitage

1+ Meeting the requirements for obtaining the general explosives permit issued by the Sûreté du Québec

Diver

Plongée professionnelle

Be 18 years or over, hold a DEP or a DES and a level 1 sports diving certificate (basic course)

Lineman

Montage de lignes électriques

2

Pipe welder

Soudage haute pression

Have one or another of the following DEPs:
Soudage montage (5195)
Welding & Fitting (5695)
OR
Have the equivalent training recognized

Surveyor

Arpentage et topographie

1

Welder

Soudage-montage

1

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