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2016

November 22, 2016

New measures to bring more women onto construction sites

The Government of Québec and the Commission de la construction du Québec (CCQ) are pleased to announce that amendments to three regulations that govern the construction industry were adopted today. These regulatory amendments will enable the CCQ to institute four new measures aiming to increase the number of women on construction sites. Starting December 12, 2016, means will be put in place to facilitate women’s access to construction sites and their retention on these sites, while the employers who hire them will benefit from competitive advantages.

November 16, 2016

Compliance on construction sites operation
The interior finishing sector in the CCQ's sights
this fall

Throughout November and up to December 10, the Commission de la construction du Québec (CCQ) will have an increased presence on construction sites where interior finishing work is being done. This operation will target, specifically, painting, plastering, including joint pointing, and installation of drywall panels.

November 15, 2016

Winter vacation cheques

The winter holidays are just around the corner, and this year the winter construction holiday will take place from December 25, 2016, to January 7, 2017, inclusive.

November 14, 2016

IC-I Sectors
Pay for the first overtime hour at time-and-a-half: Comes into effect November 23, 2016

On November 23, 2016, the new general rule providing for pay for the first overtime hour of the week at time-and-a-half (50%) in the institutional and commercial and industrial (IC-I) sectors comes into effect. All subsequent overtime hours will continue to be paid at double-time (100%).

November 4, 2016

November 11: Remembrance Day

Remembrance Day, which will be on Friday, November 11, is a statutory holiday in the construction industry.

However, our regional offices will be open according to the normal schedule.

Our telephone service will also be available to our clientele from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

October 26, 2016

The APECQ women’s mentorship program: a successful launch

An air of enthusiasm reigned as the 28 mentees and mentors participating in the APECQ mentorship program, Programme de mentorat de l’APECQ: La construction de demain!, met for the first time on October 15, 2016. The new program, addressed to women professionals and contractors working in the construction industry, began with training on mentorship principles. Mentees and mentors then participated in a series of “speed meetings” that enabled them to identify their preferences for the pairings.

October 25, 2016

Launch of the APECQ women’s mentorship program

On October 15, 2016, the Association patronale des entreprises en construction du Québec (APECQ) launched its mentorship program aimed at professional women and female contractors in the industry.

September 27, 2016

Greater compliance on civil engineering and roadwork sites this summer: the CCQ rates its operation positively

The operation conducted by the CCQ  in the civil engineering and roadwork sector in July and August 2016 was a success. An increased presence on construction sites, combined with awareness-raising efforts aimed at the main stakeholders and work providers in this construction sector, led to a significantly higher compliance rate.

September 26, 2016

Reservation of spots during a shortage: new information required

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).

August 31, 2016

Launch of the 2016–17 Fiers et compétents advertising campaign

Let’s talk training with Réal!

The Commission de la construction du Québec (CCQ), in collaboration with the construction industry’s employer and union associations, is launching the third section of its Une expertise, ça se construit advertising campaign. The campaign encourages workers and employers to upgrade their skills by participating in the training courses on offer. In 2016–17, the Répertoire des activités de perfectionnement includes almost 500 courses.

August 17, 2016

2016 union election: official results now available

You can now consult the representativeness of each of the union associations, which will come into force on September 1. These results were recorded following the construction industry’s 14th union election, which took place June 1–20.

July 20, 2016

A new guidance service for women's integration into the construction industry

Today, the CCQ is announcing the opening of its Service d’accompagnement pour l’intégration des femmes dans l’industrie de la construction. This personalized guidance service is offered to women and to those who wish to support their integration into the industry. With this service, the CCQ is accomplishing one of the measures set out in the new Programme d’accès à l’égalité des femmes dans l’industrie de la construction (PAEF) 2015-2024.

July 8, 2016

The CCQ: More present on civil engineering and roadwork sites this summer

In July and August 2016, the CCQ will intensify its presence on civil engineering and roadwork sites. The objective is to increase by 50% the number of sites in this sector visited regularly during this period.

June 30, 2016

Preliminary results of the 2016 union elction revealed

Today, the Commission de la construction du Québec (CCQ) revealed the preliminary results of the 14th construction industry union election, which took place by mail June 1–20. The final, detailed results will be distributed only in August, as workers may contest the allegiance that is confirmed to them by notice until July 22.

June 30, 2016

Union Vote: Details concerning allegiance confirmation notice

The notices that were sent to all workers  to confirm their choice of union allegiance show an abbreviated form of the union names. Here are the long forms of these names.

Long form

Abbreviation

Centrale des syndicats démocratiques (CSD-Construction)

CSD

Confédération des syndicats nationaux (CSN-Construction)

CSN

Conseil provincial du Québec des métiers de la construction (International)

CPQMC

Fédération des travailleurs du Québec (FTQ-Construction)

FTQ

Syndicat québécois de la construction (SQC)

SQC

 

June 28, 2016

The CCQ tips its hat to women!

In the 2015–16 edition of the Chapeau, les filles! competition, the Commission de la construction du Québec (CCQ) handed out two Mixité en chantier (Co-ed Construction) awards, each accompanied by a $2,000 scholarship, to two female construction students. The recipients are Alexandra Tremblay, bricklaying student, winner of the “Future Worker” section, and Marie-Eve Courville, carpentry-joinery student, winner of the “Future Contractor” section.

June 23, 2016

New hours for the call centres

Starting July 11, 2016, the call centres at the Commission de la construction du Québec (CCQ) will be open Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

June 20, 2016

Skills Canada National Competition: Congratulations to the Québec medallists!

The 22nd Skills Canada National Competition for trades and technologies took place in Moncton, New Brunswick, June 5–8. Among the winners were Québecers Alexandre Duval (electrical installations), Pierre-Olivier Desmarais (brick masonry), and Nicolas Fortin (carpentry), all silver medallists in their respective disciplines.

June 9, 2016

2016 Action Plan Regarding People with Handicaps

In April 2016, the board of directors of the Commission de la construction du Québec (CCQ) adopted its annual action plan regarding people with handicaps. The action plan is established in compliance with the Act to Secure Handicapped Persons in the Exercise of Their Rights with a View to Achieving Social, School and Workplace Integration.

May 13, 2016

ERRATUM – Report on the consultation on trade definitions

Please note that there is an error in the Rapport de consultation sur les définitions de métiers. On page 6 of the report, CSD-Construction should also have appeared on the list of associations and organizations that met with the Commission de la construction du Québec between June 8 and July 7, 2015, to ask their questions about the process of writing memoranda.

May 9, 2016

Sustainable Development Action Plan 2015–2020

Like all Québec government departments and agencies, the Commission de la construction du Québec (CCQ) has made the commitment to sustainable development. An action plan for this purpose was adopted in February 2016 by the CCQ’s board of directors.
May 5, 2016

Robert Brown appointed to the CCQ’s board of directors

On May 4, 2016, the Conseil des ministres announced the appointment of Robert Brown as an independent member of the CCQ’s board of directors.
April 7, 2016

The closure of customer services counter in Baie-Comeau

The Commission de la construction du Québec is announcing that its Customer Services counter in Baie-Comeau, situated at 896 rue Leventoux, will close on July 22. This decision was ratified on April 6, by the CCQ’s board of directors.
March 22, 2016

Review of activity – fourth quarter 2015

The decline affected the construction industry for all of 2015, but it slowed slightly late in the year.
January 26, 2016

Publication of a new statistical tool to monitor women’s and men’s careers in the construction industry

In the context of the Programme d’accès à l’égalité des femmes dans l’industrie de la construction (PAEF), a program aiming for equality of women in the construction industry, the CCQ has developed a new tool to keep track of the situation of women and men in each of the construction trades and specialized occupations. This tool is in the form of statistical files providing a detailed portrait of workers’ careers, from graduation to obtaining the status of journeyman. These files also make available complementary data that can broaden the portrait beyond construction covered under Act R-20.
January 19, 2016

2016 Perspectives for the Construction Industry

In 2015, activity in construction falling under the Act Respecting Labour Relations, Vocational Training, and Workforce Management in the Construction Industry (Act R-20) recorded a third consecutive annual drop, by 5.6% compared to 2014.
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