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Field of application

The Act Respecting Labour Relations, Vocational Training, and Workforce Management in the Construction Industry (Act R-20) and the resulting regulations provide a framework for construction work and labour relations that govern all employers and workers In the construction industry throughout the province of Québec.

Definition of construction

All work relating to buildings and civil engineering executed on a construction site and on the site of a project:

  • Foundation;
  • Erection;
  • Maintenance;
  • Renovation;
  • Repairs;
  • Modifications;
  • Demolition;
  • Prior work of preparation of the ground plus certain related work.

Under certain conditions:

  • Installation, assembly, repair, and maintenance of building equipment;
  • Installation, assembly, repair, and maintenance of production machinery;
  • The cutting and pruning of trees and shrubs to clear electricity-distribution lines.

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