Entering the industry

I want to become a member of FTQ-Construction.
How do I join?

1. Are you entering the construction industry as an apprentice, after completing your professional training?

If you are new to the construction industry, you may be entering it by way of professional training. Like any recent graduate, you will surely look for a job at the end of your training.

In the construction industry, the first step in obtaining your certificate of competency is for an employer to guarantee you 150 hours of work.

You will also need to fill out a form from the Commission de la construction du Québec, in which you will be asked to choose a representative association. If you wish to join FTQ-Construction, check the appropriate box. You will be automatically directed to the union, whose duty it is to represent you.

2. Are you entering the construction industry due to an opening of the labour pool?

If you are new to the construction industry, you may be entering via an opening of the labour pool. This opening is caused by a temporary lack of labour in a given trade or occupation.

An employer must indicate their interest in hiring you for minimum 150 hours of work.

You will also need to fill out the Commission de la construction du Québec form, in which you will be asked to choose a representative association. If you wish to join FTQ-Construction, check the appropriate box. You will be automatically directed to the union, whose duty it is to represent you.

When you choose FTQ-Construction, you choose to be “Always in the action.”

PLEASE NOTE

Anyone who works on a construction site must hold an occupational health and safety certificate.

To obtain your certificate of competency, you must pay the Commission de la construction du Québec a $100 administration fee. Note that this amount does not go to your local branch or to FTQ-Construction, and is not union dues.