Every year as the June 24 Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day holiday and the Canada Day Holiday approach, the Commission de la construction du Québec fields a number of questions from construction workers and employers. Here are the answers to those questions.
The number of people working in the construction industry reached a record high in 2020, with 177,187 workers carrying out 162.1 million hours of work. These are significant numbers, especially given that the Covid-19 pandemic led to a total work stoppage in spring 2020.
The eight regulatory measures that will increase the availability of workers on construction sites in Québec come into effect on April 26, 2021.
Over the last few years, Québec has had difficulty recruiting on the job market, and the construction industry covered under Act R-20 is no exception. The Commission de la construction du Québec (CCQ) conducted a study on labour scarcity in an attempt to understand what leads workers to leave the industry.
The Canadian Apprenticeship Forum (CAF-FCA) and the Future Skills Centre, in collaboration with the Commission de la construction du Québec (CCQ), are seeking 500 people working in the construction industry to participate in a cross-Canada pilot project on use of an electronic apprenticeship record book called Valid-8.
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