Whether it is a training requirement or upgrading related to their trade or occupation, workers in the construction industry who meet the general eligibility criteria may take advantage of financial support offered by the Fonds de formation des salariés de l’industrie de la construction (FFSIC).
|Financing of the fund
To finance this fund, all construction companies must pay $0.20 per hour worked into the training fund created under Act R-20.
For training activities listed in the Répertoire des activités de perfectionnement de l’industrie de la construction, there is no registration fee (with few exceptions) and workers will automatically receive the incentives to which they are entitled. It is not necessary to apply for reimbursement.
Financial support may also be paid to workers who are taking training that is not listed in the Répertoire des activités de perfectionnement de l’industrie de la construction. These workers must fill out an application for reimbursement of training costs incurred by a worker.
Eligible employers may be reimbursed for costs incurred for training taken by their employees. They must fill out an application for reimbursement of employee training costs. Employers may also take advantage of the training services for companies offered by the CCQ.
Travel and lodging costs
The incentives are analyzed and determined individually according to the following criteria:
- The distance between the worker’s home address and the site of the course
- The course schedule: full time, part time, weekend, or online
- The overlapping or continuity of courses taken
- The possibility that the worker could take the course in a region closer to his or her home address
The travel allowance is calculated according to the distance from the worker’s home address (given on his or her competency certificate) at the time of the notice to appear for the course. If the worker changes address after receiving the notice to appear, there is no change in the calculation. In general, travel and lodging allowances are paid per day of presence at the course, when they are applicable. Other expenses are not included.
Perfect attendance for each day or evening of training is an essential condition for obtaining reimbursement of these costs.
Consult the Tableau des mesures incitatives du Fonds de formation des salariés de l'industrie de la construction (in French only) to find out all the terms.
Advance of funds
An advance of funds may be granted to people whose training is full time and spread over several weeks. The advance of funds corresponds to advance payments for travel and lodging costs for the first week of training. Therefore, the first reimbursement will be made during the third week of training for people using this provision.
Candidates must apply, two weeks before training starts, to the Info-perfectionnement line at 1 888 902-2222. An authorization must be signed allowing the CCQ to recover the funds overpaid from the person’s vacation pay if the person is absent from or does not participate in the training activity.