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Trades, occupations, and job prospects

In Québec there are 25 trades and about 30 occupations. The trades are defined by regulation; the occupations are defined within the construction industry’s collective agreements.

In this section, you will find short descriptions of the 25 construction trades and 6 specialized occupations, presented in the form of files. Each file contains:

  • A description of tasks
  • The training programs
  • The skills and interests required
  • The job prospects
  • The apprenticeship plan
  • Tables indicating the number of workers practising the trade or occupation, the wages offered, the number of apprentices accessing the industry, the average age of workers, and the number of employers hiring workers in the trade or occupation.
For more information, click on the trade or occupation of your choice:
Blaster-Driller
Boiler Maker
Bricklayer-mason
Carpenter-joiner
Cement Finisher  
Crane Operator
Diver
Electrician
Electrician Specializing in Security Systems Installation
Elevator Mechanic
Erector Mechanic
Fire-protection Mechanic 
Heavy Equipment Mechanic 
Heavy Equipment Operator
Insulator
Interior Systems Installer
Ironworker
Lineman
Millwright
Painter
Pipe Fitter
Pipe Welder
Plasterer
Refrigeration Mechanic
Reinforcing Steel Erector
Resilient Flooring Layer
Roofer
Shovel Operator
Surveyor
Tile Setter
Tinsmith
Welder

Download the complete brochure:
Trades and occupations in the construction industry

If you need to talk to a counsellor about a career choice, you can take advantage of the osezlesetudes.qc.ca program. When you fill out the form, a counsellor will contact you and will guide you in your choice.