Employers must pay the wages set out in the collective agreements in force in the construction industry. This includes paying overtime and travel costs. If an employer does not comply, see how the Commission de la construction du Québec (CCQ) may take recourse.

Wage rates

To consult the rates for wages, social benefits, union dues, and taxable benefits, you may either use the online services, where you will find customized lists, or consult the rates in force directly by using the tool below.

Civil engineering and roadwork sector

Creation of a “Class 2” for certain occupations

Workers who have obtained a new competency certificate in certain occupations since April 29, 2018, are paid 85% of the wage rate for their first 2,000 hours worked.

This applies to the following occupations:

Decontamination labourer Roofing labourer  Specialized roofing labourer
Masonry labourer  Storeman Labourer
Specialized labourer (tile setter) Specialized labourer Pump/compressor operator
Welder Heavy equipment serviceman Pipeline labourer
Underground worker Tire and body repairman Assembler’s helper

The 15 occupation codes affected by this new policy have been changed in the CCQ’s wage and monthly report database. 

Contractors in the civil engineering and roadwork sector hiring workers in the targeted occupations must provide monthly reports reflecting these changes, starting with July’s monthly report, which must be submitted no later than August 15, 2018.

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Union dues

Union dues are deducted at source from wages and sent to your association by the CCQ. Consult the union dues rates table and the calculation mode.