December 19, 2014

Labour agreements between the Government of Québec and the Mohawk Council of Kahnawake

On December 4, the National Assembly adopted Bill 21, An Act Respecting Mainly the Implementation of Agreements on Labour between the Government of Quebec and the Mohawk Council of Kahnawake. [More]

December 18, 2014

Nomination à la Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec

Le mercredi 17 décembre dernier, le  Conseil des ministres a annoncé la nomination de Mme Diane Lemieux, présidente-directrice générale de la Commission de la construction du Québec,  à titre de membre du conseil d’administration de la Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec. [Suite]

November 28, 2014

The Conseil des ministres appoints two new CCQ administrators

On November 26, 2014, the Conseil des ministres appointed Sonia Morissette and Claude Blouin to be independent members of the CCQ’s board of directors. [More]

November 14, 2014

Bulletin mensuel Septembre 2014

Entête bulletin mensuel

There were 153.2 million hours worked, in deseasonalized and annualized terms, in September, a rise of 1.4% over August. All sectors are improving except the residential sector, which is slowing slightly. Activity is therefore equal to the levels of June and July.

For more details, consult the Bulletin mensuel Septembre 2014 (in French only).

November 12, 2014

winter vacation cheques


The holiday season is almost here and the construction winter vacation this year will be from December 21, 2014, to January 3, 2015.

All vacation cheques will be mailed out on November 21, 2014 by the Commission de la construction du Québec (CCQ).

November 11, 2014

Analysis of the presence of women in the construction industry in Canadian provinces

The Commission de la construction du Québec is publishing today a comparative study analyzing the presence of women in the construction industry in Canadian provinces. This study was conducted using data from Statistics Canada’s 2011 National Household Survey. [Suite]

October 9, 2014

Journal De l’école au chantier: A second issue available!

Today, the Commission de la construction du Québec (CCQ) is launching the second issue of its magazine De l’école au chantier, a publication aimed at promoting the construction industry and its trades to young people in schools. Produced in collaboration with Septembre éditeur, this journal is an educational tool made available to the Québec school system. [More]

September 12, 2014

Industrial sector and institutional and commercial sector: wage rates now available on our website!

The new wage and contribution rates for the industrial sector and the institutional and commercial sector are now available in the “Salary Rates” section of the CCQ’s website. This change results from the new collective agreements for these sectors, which came into force on August 31, following the letter of agreement ratification. Important: these rates must be applied in the September monthly report. [More]


August 26, 2014

2013 Statistical Portrait: Women in Construction

Here is the statistical portrait of the female workforce in the industry in 2013. These are the most recent statistics available and published by the CCQ. The proportion of women working in construction remains low: 1.38% (2,223 women), even though the target for the first Programme d’accès à l’égalité des femmes dans l’industrie de la construction (PAEF, program for women’s equal access to the construction industry), adopted in 1997, was 2%. [More]

August 21, 2014

Bulletin mensuel Mai 2014

Entête bulletin mensuel

The industry’s best performance in six months was recorded in May. A total of 150.3 million hours, in annualized terms, were worked in the construction industry, a rise of 3% compared to the previous month. This rebound in activity is in healthy contrast with disappointing results in recent months of around 145 million hours.

For more details, consult the Bulletin mensuel Mai 2014.

July 15, 2014

On the road during your vacation, go easy on the throttle!

The CCQ joins forces with the SQ in the framework of its annual road safety awareness campaign

The annual summer vacations in the construction industry are fast approaching. Synonymous of rest and relaxation, this time of the year is marked by a significant increase in the number of vehicles on the roads of Québec. This phenomenon also means a greater risk of collisions and other road incidents. In order to encourage the whole of the members of the industry to be cautious and to adopt a safe conduct behind the wheel, the Commission de la construction du Québec (CCQ) is proud to join forces with the Sûreté du Québec (SQ) in the framework of its annual road safety campaign. Organized under the banner “Sur la route des vacances, mettez la pédale douce!,” this campaign is designed to sensitise drivers to the importance of respecting the speed limits. [More]

July 11, 2014


On June 23, the Commission de la construction du Québec (CCQ) sent out more than 155,000 vacation cheques to Québec construction workers throughout the province – for a total of $387 million distributed. Each year, most of this money is spent in Québec. This way, the construction industry is proud to give a boost to the economic vitality of our regions. [More]

July 10, 2014

Dates of the annual summer vacation for the institutional, commercial, and industrial sectors

As agreed in a letter of understanding between the employer and union parties in the institutional, commercial, and industrial sectors, the 2014 annual summer vacation will take place from July 20, at 0:01 a.m., to August 2, at midnight. [More]

July 9, 2014

The trades of roofer and resilient flooring layer are affected by a regulatory change

A regulatory change adopted by the National Assembly on June 11, modifies conditions for the trades of roofer and resilient flooring layer. These changes come into effect on July 10, 2014. [More]

July 6, 2014

The CCQ plays a part in the Les Elles de la construction network

On June 18, Audrey Murray, Vice-President, Client Services and Development, and guest speaker at an event organized by Les Elles de la construction, talked about the importance of taking action to increase the number of women in the construction trades and occupations. [More]

July 2, 2014

Conventions collectives de l’industrie de la construction 2013-2017 secteurs résidentiel, génie civil et voirie.

You can now consult the 2013–17 Construction Industry Collective Agreements, residential sector and civil engineering and roadwork sector, in an electronic version.

Résidentiel (in French only)
Génie civil et voirie (in French only)

July 1, 2014

The CCQ’s Rapport annuel de gestion 2013

The CCQ’s Rapport annuel de gestion 2013 is now available on our Web site.
The document’s cover is inspired by the visual design of the Carnet référence construction, one of the year’s most important highlights. Three themes stood out in 2013: transparency, compliance, and accountability.

June 26, 2014

Bulletin mensuel Avril 2014

Entête bulletin mensuel

The results for April showed another drop in activity. Preliminary data for May suggest, however, that activity is on the rebound, lending credence to the hypothesis that the exceptional cold of last winter is responsible in large part for the poor results at the beginning of the year. Nevertheless, only the industrial sector showed positive signs in April.

For more details, consult the Bulletin mensuel Avril 2014.

June 9, 2014

Chapeau les filles 2013–14 competition

The CCQ congratulates two young women who are future construction workers for their perseverance and success

Montréal, June 9, 2014 — “This year’s winners deserve our full admiration,” declared Diane Lemieux, CEO of the Commission de la construction du Québec (CCQ), as two female students in the construction trades each received a $2,000 prize for winning their respective sections of the Chapeau, les filles! 2013–14 competition. [More]

May 26, 2014

Bulletin mensuel Mars 2014

Entête bulletin mensuel

This month, activity once again slipped under 150 million hours, in annualized terms. A total of 147.5 million hours were worked in March, 2% below the total for February. The performance of the institutional and commercial sector was particularly disappointing. Recent months have shown a loss of about 10 million hours worked in comparison to the same period last year.

For more details, consult the March 2014 Bulletin mensuel (in French only).

May 8, 2014

The 13th Olympiades québécoises de la formation professionnelle et technique

Wednesday, May 7, 2014 - This evening, Diane Lemieux, president and CEO of the CCQ, will officially open the 13th Olympiades québécoises de la formation professionnelle et technique, taking place May 7–10, 2014, at the Centre de foires in Québec City. The event brings together 150 Québec vocational training centres, 250 judges from Québec industry, and 300 young finalists competing in more than 30 disciplines, including the construction trades. [More]
May 7, 2014

Failing to declare workforce movements is a criminal offense

The laws and regulations in the construction industry require employers to declare their workforce movements (hiring and termination) to the Commission de la construction du Québec (CCQ) within 48 hours. Over the years, we have sent notices of failure to declare to offenders so that they will regularize their situation. More recently, in the wake of putting the Carnet référence construction online, we have repeatedly communicated the importance of these declarations. Since September 9, 2013, we have been systematically making the verifications required in this regard during site inspections, and this has led to referrals for a significant number of prosecutions for failure to declare workforce movements. [More]

April 24, 2014

Bulletin mensuel Février 2014

Entête bulletin mensuel

In February, activity reached the level of 151.5 million hours worked, in annualized terms. This represents an increase of 1% compared to January and stops the slide of recent months, which may have been related to the exceptionally cold winter.

For more details, consult the February 2014 Bulletin mensuel (in French only).

April 22, 2014

An updated and extended sustainable development action plan


On the occasion of International Earth Day and the Journée de l’environnement dans l’administration publique, the CCQ is publishing the extension of its sustainable development action plan. [More]

April 16, 2014

Easter holiday

The offices of the Commission de la construction du Québec (CCQ) will be closed on Friday, April 18 and Monday, April 21 due to the Easter holiday.

April 7, 2014

Revue de l'activité dans l'industrie de la construction - 4e trimestre 2013

Revue 4e trimestre 2014

Activity in the construction industry fell back in the fourth quarter of 2013, after the recovery in the third quarter following the strike in June. The total of 41.7 million hours worked represents a 6% drop compared to the same quarter in 2012. [More]

April 1, 2014

Workers, employers, and trainers who believe in upgrading!

As part of the Semaine québécoise des adultes en formation, March 29 to April 6, 2014, the Commission de la construction du Québec (CCQ) wants to underline the drive and sustained efforts of those who upgrade their skills. Thanks to their passion for their trade, year after year, they help to raise the standards in the construction industry. Let’s thank them for assuring the high quality of the labour force. [More]

March 12, 2014

Bulletin mensuel Décembre 2013

The construction industry registered an activity level of 149.6 million hours, in annualized terms, in December 2013. This represents a 1% drop compared to November, in which activity was also slow.

For more detail, consult the Bulletin mensuel Decembre 2013 (In French only).

March 10, 2014

The Programme d’accès à l’égalité des femmes dans l’industrie renewed in 2014


On March 6, in honour of International Women’s Day, the Commission de la construction du Québec (CCQ) published the Rapport de consultation – Collecte et analyse de points de vue, the report of a series of consultations collecting and analyzing points of view in preparation for renewing the Programme d’accès à l’égalité des femmes dans l’industrie de la construction (PAEF), the affirmative action program for women’s access to the construction industry. [More]

February 18, 2014

A first at the CCQ this spring: Online training!

The course Nacelle aérienne et plate-forme élévatrice currently lasts 14 hours divided over two days. We are developing a new alternative to this course in a “mixed apprenticeship” format, in which the theoretical portion will be accomplished online and the practical portion in a vocational training centre. The revamped course will make it possible to offer the practical portion over one day only, limiting time and travel for the participants, while the theoretical portion, which lasts three hours, will be available from anyplace via a Web portal. [More]

February 18, 2014

Improvements to the Carnet référence construction

Since January 23, new functionalities and information have been available in the Carnet référence construction to make it easier to use. Here’s a summary of these changes. [More]

February 17, 2014

Magazine Constructo : A look at the industry with the CCQ

In the latest edition of the magazine Constructo, the organization marks its 50th anniversary. To underline the occasion, it asked some of the CCQ’s executives to take a look at the industry’s evolution and future. [More]

February 3, 2014

Bulletin mensuel Novembre 2013

Activity in the construction industry stumbled in November, dropping to
151.7 million hours, in annualized terms, a decline of 4.5% compared to October (158.8 million hours). All sectors lost steam.

For more detail, consult the Bulletin mensuel Novembre 2013 (In French only).


January 20, 2014

Bulletin mensuel Octobre 2013

October did not deviate from the trend established for the last few months.
Activity stood at 159.0 million hours, in annualized terms, remaining stable relative to September (159.1 million hours).

For more details, consult the Bulletin mensuel Octobre 2013 (In French only).

January 8, 2014

Calculation of the pension in 2014 in compliance with the Income Tax Act

Some retirees will notice that the amount of their pension dropped slightly in January, and this is completely normal. In compliance with the Income Tax Act, taxes deducted at source on retirement pensions will be higher in 2014. [More]