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Reservation of spots during a shortage: new information required

September 26, 2016

Under the Regulation Respecting the Issuance of Competency Certificates, workers must take the course Santé et sécurité générale sur les chantiers de construction in order to obtain a competency certificate. The Commission de la construction du Québec (CCQ), which is responsible for issuing certificates, must obtain proof that the worker has passed the course. The CCQ validates the courses for each worker with the Association paritaire pour la santé et la sécurité du travail du secteur de la construction (ASP Construction).

Following a decision by the administrative tribunal, ASP Construction, in collaboration with the CCQ, has reviewed its information-exchange process. Because of these changes, when you make a reservation you must supply, in addition to the usual information, the employee’s birth date; this change takes effect on October 26, 2016. If you are not able to supply this information when you make your request, the CCQ will still proceed with the reservation. However, the worker will not be able to access the work site as long as the CCQ has not received the full candidate file, including proof that the worker has passed the course. In addition it is important that the name supplied be the exact name of the worker (e.g., St-Pierre instead of Saint-Pierre).