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Regulation in the construction industry

Many regulations govern operations in the construction industry, which is constantly changing. To adapt to the various requirements in the labour market, government obligations and decisions, sector, or regional expectations, and support the implementation of programs, the CCQ is authorized by sections 84 or 123.1 of Act R-20 to amend an industry regulation.

The same as all government ministries and agencies, the CCQ also must produce a regulatory impact analysis under the Politique gouvernementale sur l'allègement réglementaire et administratif (decree 32-2014) as soon as proposed legislation or regulations affect or may have repercussions on businesses.

Regulatory impact analyses verify whether passage of legislation or regulations minimize potential costs and repercussions for businesses. These analyses also must demonstrate that a problem exists and that non-regulatory or non-legislative solutions have been considered, if the situation allows.

Following is a list of pending and implemented regulatory changes.

Regulations under Act R-20

Pending regulatory changes

Programme d’accès à l’égalité des femmes de l’industrie de la construction (PAEF)

These regulatory changes are intended to implement corrective measures under PAEF to facilitate access by women to the construction industry and their retention, while increasing their numbers in the industry.

First publication in the Gazette officielle du Québec:

Second publication in the Gazette officielle du Québec: forthcoming

Effective date: forthcoming

Recent regulatory changes

Elevating platform

The regulatory changes intend to create a qualification specific to the “platform lifts” activity in the elevator mechanics trade and to facilitate recognition by the CCQ of the credentials of those already qualified by the MESS to perform the specific “platform lifts” activity.

First publication in the Gazette officielle du Québec:

Second publication in the Gazette officielle du Québec:

Effective date: August 24, 2016

Nunavik

These amendments intend to create this new territory and implement four transitional measures.

First publication in the Gazette officielle du Québec:

Second publication in the Gazette officielle du Québec:

Effective date: 10 mars 2016

Compensation Fund for Employees in the Construction Industry

This new regulation specifies the terms for allocating compensation as well as the contributions paid by employers.

First publication in the Gazette officielle du Québec:

Second publication in the Gazette officielle du Québec:

Effective date: January 6, 2016

Situation letters

This new regulation specifies the conditions to be met and the fees charged for issuance of a situation letter, as well as the information such letters may contain in respect of construction work performed on a construction site or for bidding purposes.

First publication in the Gazette officielle du Québec:

Second publication in the Gazette officielle du Québec:

Effective date: January 7, 2016

Fonds de formation des salariés de l’industrie de la construction

This new regulation specifies the operating methods for the Fonds de formation des salariés de l’industrie de la construction, including the contributions employers must make, based on their category, as well as the administration and investment rules governing the constituent amounts.

First publication in the Gazette officielle du Québec:

Second publication in the Gazette officielle du Québec:

Effective date: March 26, 2015