• Issued: June 2006

Note: The trades listed in Table 1 are matched for the purposes of this agreement but are not equivalent with respect to training requirements or qualifications.

Table 1: Matched Construction Trades
  Quebec Title Ontario Title Interprovincial (IP) Red Seal Title
1 Électricien / Electrician (regulated under R-20 and F-5) Electrician--construction
and maintenance / Électricien--construction et entretien **   ]
Construction Electrician / Electricien (construction)
Ont: IP only
2 Ferblantier / Tinsmith Sheet metal worker / Tôlier **   ] Sheet metal worker / Ferblantier
Ont: IP only
3 Frigoriste ou Tuyauteur – spécialité du frigoriste / Refrigeration mechanic or pipe- fitter – specialty of refrigeration Refrigeration and air conditioning mechanic/ Mécanicien en réfrigération et en climatisation **   ] Refrigeration and air conditioning mechanic / Mécanicien de réfrigération et d’air climatisé
Ont: IP only
4 Tuyauteur – spécialité du plombier / Pipe-fitter – specialty of plumber (regulated under R-20 and F-5) Plumber / Plombier Plumber / Plombier  
5 Tuyauteur – spécialité du poseur
d’appareils de chauffage
/ Pipe- fitter – specialty of the heating systems installer (regulated under R-20 and F-5)
Steamfitter / Monteur de tuyaux de vapeur **   ] Steamfitter – Pipe-fitter / Monteur d’appareils de chauffage
Ont: IP only
6 Operateur de grue automotrice – sceau rouge Mobile Crane Operator (red seal) **   ] Grue automotrice sceau rouge/
Mobile Crane Operator (red seal)
Ont: IP only
7 Briqueteur-maçon / Bricklayer- mason Brick and stone mason / Briqueteur-Maçon **   ] Bricklayer / Briqueteur – Maçon
Ont: IP only
8 Calorifugeur / Insulator Insulator--(heat and frost) / Poseur de matériaux isolants***  ] Not Applicable (N/A)
9 Carreleur / Tile setter Terrazzo, tile and marble
craft / Métier de carrelage ***  ]
10 Charpentier-menuisier / Carpenter-joiner   General carpenter /
Général **   ]
Carpenter / Charpentier
Ont: IP only
11 Chaudronnier / Boilermaker Construction Boilermaker /
Chaudronnier de construction**   ]
Boilermaker / Chaudronnier
Ont: IP only
12 Cimentier-applicateur / Cement finisher   Cement mason (includes cement finisher) ) / Cimentier (y compris le finisseur de béton) N/A
13 Couvreur / Roofer Roofer / Couvreur **   ] Roofer / Couvreur
Ont: IP only
14 Ferrailleur / Reinforcing steel erector Reinforcing rodworker / Monteur de barres d’armature N/A
15 Mécanicien de chantier / Millwright Construction Millwright /
Mécanicien – monteur de
Industrial mechanic (millwright) / Mécanicien industriel (de chantier)
16 Mécanicien de machines lourdes / Heavy equipment mechanic Heavy duty equipment mechanic / Mécanicien d’équipement lourd **   ] Heavy duty equipment technician/ technician d’équipement lourd
Ont: IP only
17 Mécanicien en protection – incendie ou tuyauteur – spécialité de poseur de gicleurs / Pipe-fitter – specialty of the fire protection mechanic or pipe-fitter – specialty of the sprinkler installer Sprinkler and fire protection installer / Installateur de systèmes de protection contre les Incendies **   ] Sprinkler system installer /
Poseur de gicleurs Ont: IP only
18 Monteur d’acier de structure / Structural steel erector Ironworker / Ferronier N/A
Ont: IP only as ironworker
19 Peintre / Painter Painter decorator (commercial and residential) / Peintre --décorateur--secteur commercial et résidentiel **   ] Painter and decorator /
Peintre et décorateur
Ont: IP only
20 Plâtrier / Plasterer Drywall finisher and plasterer/ Finisseur de murs secs & plâtrier ****  ] N/A
21 Poseur de revêtements souples / Resilient flooring layer Floor covering installer /
Installateur de revêtements de sol **   ]
Floor covering installer / Poseur de revêtements souples
Ont: IP only
22 Poseur de systèmes intérieurs / Interior systems installer Lather (Drywall, acoustic
and lathing applicator) / Poseur de lattes **   ]
Ont: IP only
23 Serrurier de bâtiment / Ornamental ironworker Ironworker / Ferronier
(Note: Ontario trade is not divided into 2 branches)
24 Vitrier et monteur mécanicien (code 310) / Setter mechanic (Glazier) (code 310) Glazier and Metal Mechanic / Vitrier et mécanicien des métaux **   ] Glazier / Vitrier (Ontario
Ont: IP only
25 Opérateur de pelles mécaniques/Shovel operator Excavator operator-Branch 2 of Heavy equipment operator/
Opérateur d’excavatrice-Division 2 d’opérateur d’équipement lourd ***  ]
26 Mecanicien d’ascenseur Elevating Devices Mechanic (EDM-A) N/A

** ] Ontario no longer offers provincial certification in this trade.

*** ] MTCU delivers a certificate of apprenticeship (C of A) to a journeyperson who has completed theoretical and on-the-job training in these trades.

**** ] Ontario exam being developed.

In Ontario:

  • Certification is compulsory in trades numbered 1--6 and 26.
  • Certification is voluntary in trades numbered 7--25, but may be required as a condition of employment.

 In Quebec:

  • Certification is compulsory in trades numbered 1--26 in the regulated sector of the construction industry, subject to R-20.
  • In the sector of the construction industry that is subject to regulation F-5, administered by the MESS, certification is compulsory only in trades numbered 1,2 3, 4, 5, 6, 17, 25 and 26 but may be required in other trades as a condition of employment.

(1) The trade of Electrician has two Branches in Ontario: Branch 1 (Construction and Maintenance Electricians) and Branch 2 (Domestic and Rural Electrician). An Ontario Electrician-Branch 1 may perform the work of an Electrician in Quebec.  An Ontario Electrician-Branch 2 must fulfil CCQ requirements to work in Quebec. A Quebec Electrician may perform the work of Electrician Branch 1 and Electrician Branch 2 in Ontario.   Also, in Quebec, security systems installation is a specialty included under the trade of Electrician. Quebec workers in this specialty are not fully qualified electricians and as such must fulfil other Quebec or Ontario requirements to perform the work of an Electrician in Ontario. 

Tables 2A, 2B and 2C: Gas, Propane, Petroleum and Other Trades in the Construction Sector

Tables 2A and 2B show gas, propane and petroleum trades (“gas trades”) practised in the construction industry.  Table 2A is a list of gas trades in Ontario.  Contractors and workers wishing to work in Ontario in the trades in Table 2A must meet certain requirements set by the TSSA.  Table 2B is a list of gas trades/certificates in Quebec.  Contractors and workers wishing to work in Quebec in the trades in Table 2B must meet requirements set by the MESS and the CCQ. Table 2C lists other construction trades in both provinces.

All trades in Tables 2A, 2B and 2C are under discussion at the time of signing of this agreement.  For these trades, Ontario and Quebec agree to:

  1. complete the process already underway, and referred to in section 2.1.7 of this agreement, to develop measures of access as soon as possible;
  2. update Tables 2A, 2B and 2C as soon as measures of access have been developed.
2A: Ontario Gas Trades Governed by the TSSA
1 Gas Technician 1, 2 or 3
2 Gas Piping Fitter (GP)
3 Liquid Propane Fitter (LP)
4 Domestic Appliance Technician (D.A.)
5 Internal Combustion Alternate Fuel Technician
  • Natural Gas (ICE–NG)
  • Industrial Vehicles–Natural Gas (ICE- lV -NG)
  • Propane (ICE- P)
  • Industrial Vehicles–Propane (ICE-IV- P)
6 Propane Plant Operator 1, 2, or 3
7 Propane Cylinder Inspector
8 Oil Burner Technician 1 and 2 (OBT-1, OBT-2)
9 Oil Burner Technician 3  (OBT-3)
10 Petroleum Equipment Mechanic  (PM.1, PM.2, PM.3, PM.4, PMH, or SO)
11 Elevating Devices Mechanic (EDM-B, EDM-C, EDM-E, or EDM-F)
12 Operating Engineer
13 High Pressure Welder
14 Gas Pipeline Inspector (GPI)
15 Maintenance, Repairs and Installation of Swimming Pools (with gas heater installation)

2B:  Quebec Gas Trades and Certificates Governed by the MESS and the CCQ
1 MESS Certificate 132 (Préposé au service de tout type d’appareil -gaz canalisés et de pétrole liquéfiés)
2 MESS Certificate 111 (Préposé à l’installation de la tuyauterie-gaz canalisés)
3 MESS Certificate 121 (Préposé à l’installation de la tuyauterie–gaz de pétrole liquéfiés)
4 MESS Certificate 134 (Préposé au service d’appareil-gaz canalisés et de pétrole liquéfiés
5 MESS Certificate 131 (Préposé au service d’appareil-gaz canalisés et de pétrole liquéfiés)
6 MESS Certificate 314
(Préposé à la carburation-véhicules-gaz canalisés)
7 MESS Certificate 226 (Préposé à la carburation-Véhicules-gaz de pétrole liquéfiés)
8 MESS Certificate 222 (Préposé au remplissage des bouteilles-gaz de pétrole liquéfiés)
9 MESS Certificate 223  (Préposé au transport et à la manutention en vrac-gaz de pétrole liquéfiés)
10 MESS Certificate 312
(surveillant-gaz canalisés)
11 Poseur de brûleur à l’huile
12 Mécanicien de machines fixe
13 Soudeur - Haute Pression
14 Mecanicien d’ascenseur
15 Inspecteur certifié d’équipement pétrolier

2C: Other Trades in the Construction Sector (Ontario or Quebec)
1 Domestic and Rural Electrician / Électricien--secteur résidentiel et rural
2 Elevating Devices Mechanic--Cab Renovation (EDM-D) / Mécanicien d’ascenseurrenovation de la cabine
3 Installation and Maintenance of Intercom Systems / Installation et entretien de systèmes d’intercommunication
4 Hoisting Engineer: Mobile Crane Operator, Branch 1 and 2;  Tower Crane Operator
5 Grutier

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