State of the labour pools

State of the labour pools

Important notice – COVID-19: The Commission de la construction du Québec is included in the government of Québec's directive for all businesses and retailers to remain closed until May 4, 2020. Under these circumstances, the labour pools are closed until further notice.

To find out the status of our services, visit the page COVID-19.

A competency certificate is issued by the Commission de la construction du Québec (CCQ) for the worker’s region of residence. Workers may therefore work on the sites in their region, where they usually benefit from hiring preference. They may also work on sites in other regions when the workforce mobility rules allow it.

Explanation of the results
Pool open This means that there is a shortage – that is, the pool is open because under 5% of the available workers hold a competency certificate for the concerned region and trade or occupation.

What to do: An employer guaranteeing a person 150 hours of work over a period of 3 consecutive month must reserve a place for that person.
Pool at under 10%

The pool is currently closed. This information is shared so that interested people may prepare for a future opening of the pool.

What to do: Employers must wait until the pool is open to reserve a place.

For the Nunavik region, contact Customer Services through the dedicated line for employers: 1 877 973-5983.

Pool at 30%

The pool is currently closed. However, an access measure for women is offered when the pool is at 30% or under.

What to do:When the pool is at 30% or less, an employer guaranteeing a woman 150 hours of work over a period of 3 consecutive months must reserve a place for her.

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