The CCQ wants to promote the access, integration and retention of Indigenous employees and businesses in the construction industry.
To achieve this, the CCQ has established certain objectives, such as:
- To nurture and maintain relations with Indigenous communities, especially where major construction projects are in progress or planned
- To implement actions and initiatives to allow employees and businesses to enter the construction industry, taking their realities and specific needs into consideration
- To provide services for Indigenous clients to meet their needs
A variety of measures have been adopted by the Commission de la construction du Québec (CCQ) to encourage the inclusion of Indigenous people in the construction industry:
- With the support of the construction industry, major projects have been completed, such as the creation of the Nunavik region in 2017 ans in the introduction of regulatory measures to make it easier for First Nations and Inuit people to access upgrading activities.
- In collaboration with First Nations and Inuit employability and training organizations and Indigenous Business, the CCQ organizes a variety of upgrading activities offered directly to communities.
- In collaboration with these First Nations and Inuit partners, and thanks to support from businesses, pilot projects are carried out to develop worker's skills, encourage school graduation, and encourage recognition of experienced workers.
- When needed, the CCQ offers personalized support and information services to Indigenous workers and businesses to facilitate their inclusion, professional development, and job retention.
- The CCQ has a constructive presence in First Nations and Inuit communities as it provides information sessions on :
- The construction industry and its pathways
- Trades and occupations in the industry
- Compliance in Indigenous communities
- The rights and obligations of workers and businesses
Measure in force
Automatic selection for CCGIC registration
First Nations and Inuit people with a diploma in an occupation who register for the Cours de connaissance générale de l’industrie de la construction (CCGIC) during the first registration period are automatically selected, if they are not chosen by random draw.
Agreement on Labour between the Mohawk Council of Kahnawake and le Gouvernement du Québec
The Assemblé nationale adopted Bill 21, An Act Respecting Mainly the Implementation of Agreements on Labour between the Government of Quebec and the Mohawk Council of Kahnawake. This bill results from the Agreement on labour between the Mohawk Council of Kahnawake and le Gouvernement du Québec, which was approved by decree on July 24, 2014.
This agreement, which involves areas covered by Act R-20, makes it possible for the community of Kahnawake:
- To implement its own labour regime, which will have orientations and objectives similar to Québec’s
- To create a labour office, the mandate of which will be to interact with Québec institutions
The Kahnawake Labor Office will be able, among other things:
- To qualify Mohawk workers in Kahnawake for work on its territory, including work on the Mercier Bridge
- To assume on its own all of the inspection responsibilities on the territory covered by the agreement, which includes the community of Kahnawake and all of the Mercier Bridge
Competency certificates issued by the CCQ will be recognized by the Kahnawake Labor Office for work performed on these territories.
Furthermore, the Agreement provides that agreements between the government and the Mohawk Band Council of Kahnawake may be concluded in the sectors covered by:
- The Act Respecting Industrial Accidents and Occupational Diseases
- The Building Act
- The Occupational Health and Safety Act
A liaison committee was created to oversee implementation of the statute. This committee is composed of representatives from:
- The Mohawk Council of Kahnawake
- The Régie du bâtiment du Québec
- The Commission des normes, de l'équité, de la santé et de la sécurité du travail
- The Commission de la construction du Québec
Consult the Agreement on labour between the Mohawk Council of Kahnawake and le Gouvernement du Québec on the CCQ’s website, in the Documentation section.
Guidance service (discrimination, intimidation, and harassment) – People from diverse communities
To support the inclusion of people from underrepresented groups – women, people with handicaps, immigrants, visible minorities, First Nations people, and Inuit – the CCQ offers a dedicated and confidential guidance service towards resources for people who have witnessed or suffered discrimination, intimidation, and harassment against diversity, for the benefit of all, in accordance with the Charter of Human Rights and Freedoms.
Call 1 833 333-8003