Monthly report

All employers subject to the Act Respecting Labour Relations, Vocational Training, and Workforce Management in the Construction Industry (Act R-20) must send a report on their construction activities to the Commission de la construction du Québec (CCQ) every month, even if no work has been done by the employer himself or herself or by his or her employees. This monthly report must include:

  • Identification of workers;
  • Their trade or occupation;
  • The type of site where the work is taking place;
  • The hours worked;
  • The wages paid.

Independent contractors must provide this information with regard to the hours of work that he or she has executed.

Employers must also send the remittances set out in the collective agreements as well as union, insurance, and pension contributions, compensation for annual vacations and statutory holidays, and so on.

To find out the monthly report periods and the holidays set out in the collective agreements, you may download the construction calendar.

With a concern for lightening the administrative burden of construction companies and to help them meet their obligations more easily, the CCQ offers them the possibility of filling out their monthly report in three different modes: by telephone, by Internet, or by mail, and of making their payment for all the remittances by approved payment, by electronic payment, or by cheque.

Monthly reports and payments must be submitted on the 15th of each month for the previous month.

Late penalties

An employer who submits a monthly report and the related payments after the deadline specified in the Regulation respecting the register, monthly report, notices from employers and the designation of a representative (R-20, r. 11) may be subject to penalties and interest.
The penalties and interests are established in accordance with section 81 c) of Act R-20, based on the amounts corresponding to insurance, retirement and paid vacation contributions. Interest is set at 6% annually and the penalty is 20%.
If the employer does not pay the sums due within ten days of the receipt of the late notice, the CCQ will initiate other procedures and may hand the case over to its attorneys.

An employer who disagrees with a late notice can explain their specific situation by writing to revision.penalites@ccq.org for a file review.

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