Specific rules for the Nunavik region

Specific rules for the Nunavik region

Since June 30, 2017, the Nunavik Region has been formally established, as provided for in the Regulation to Amend the Regulation Respecting the Hiring and Mobility of Employees in the Construction Industry.

For work carried out in this region, workers holding an apprentice, journeyman or occupation competency certificate issued by the CCQ will be given hiring priority in the following order:

  1. The Inuit and members of First Nations residing in the Nunavik region;
  2. Other workers residing in the target locality, followed by those residing in other localities of the Nunavik region;
  3. If no worker meeting the above criteria is available, priority is given to competency certificate holders residing outside the Nunavik region.

Accessing the construction industry 

If you would like to work in the construction industry, you must have a valid competency certificate. You can enter the construction industry :

  • if there is a labour shortage, for a person who is a non-graduate;


  • as a graduate of a vocational studies program (VSP), which is the preferred way for trades and occupations.  

If you have a question or want to apply for a competency certificate in Nunavik, please contact Customer Services.

Qualification Examination

To sign up for a qualification exam session in Nunavik, contact Customer Services at 1-888-842-8282 or the contact person at 1-866-387-4383.


The list of upgrading activities offered by the CCQ is available through the Répertoire des activités de perfectionnement dans l'industrie de la construction. The simplest way to register is to use the CCQ’s online services. It is also possible to register via the Info-perfectionnement line by calling 1 888 902-2222 or the contact person by calling 1-866-387-4383.

The CCQ offers personalized information and support services for the Nunavik region. Please do not hesitate to contact the contact person by phone at 1-866-387-4383.

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