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Appendix 4 - Requirements to Work in Occupations in Quebec and Trades in Ontario

  • Issued: June 2006
  Occupation Requirements to Work in Quebec Requirements to work in Ontario
1 Assembler / Assembleur CCQ occupation card Voluntary trade
2 Boiler driver / Chauffeur de chaudières à vapeur CCQ occupation card plus  MESS certification  Compulsory TSSA
3 Chainperson /  Chaîneur CCQ occupation card Voluntary trade
4 Clerk / Commis CCQ occupation card Voluntary trade
5 Compressor operator / Opérateur de pompes et de compresseurs CCQ occupation card Voluntary trade
6 Distribution welder (gas) / Soudeur de distribution (gaz) CCQ occupation card plus either MESS certification or RBQ testing Compulsory TSSA certification
7 Diver / Plongeur CCQ occupation card and additional H & S requirements Compulsory requirements under OHSA Regulation for Diving Operations and divers' qualifications
8 Driller / Foreur CCQ occupation card Voluntary trade
9 Equipment operator (lines) / Conducteur d’engins (lignes) CCQ occupation card Compulsory MTCU certification for hoisting capacity of 8 tons and up. Proof of competency under OHSA Reg. 213/91, s.96 for less than 8 tons
10 Equipment and vehicle operator / Opérateur d’équipements et de véhicules CCQ occupation card Voluntary trade. Operator must be able to prove competency under OHSA Reg. 213/91, s.96
11 Gas fitter (upstream work) / Spécialiste en branchement d’immeubles (en amont) CCQ occupation card  Compulsory TSSA
12 General helper / Manoeuvre spécialisé CCQ occupation card Voluntary trade
13 General helper (tile setter) / Manoeuvre spécialisé (carreleur) CCQ occupation card Voluntary trade
14 Generator operator / Opérateur de génératrices CCQ occupation card plus MESS certification Compulsory TSSA
15 Groundsperson / Aide-monteur de lignes CCQ occupation card Voluntary trade
16 Heavy equipment serviceman / Homme de service sur machines lourdes CCQ occupation card Voluntary trade
17 Hoisting equipment operator “A” and “B” / Opérateur d’appareils de levage “A” et
“B”
CCQ occupation card Voluntary trade
18 Instrument man (surveyor) / Homme d’instrument (arpenteur) CCQ occupation card Voluntary trade
19 Labourer (pipe-line) / Manoeuvre (pipe-line) CCQ occupation card Voluntary trade
20 Labourer / Manoeuvre CCQ occupation card Voluntary trade
21 Line truck driver / Conducteur de camion de lignes CCQ occupation card Voluntary trade.  Proof of competency required under OHSA, Reg. 213/91, s.96.
22 Lineperson (transmission and distribution lines) / Monteur (lignes de transport d’énergie et de distribution) CCQ occupation card Voluntary trade.  Proof of competency required under OHSA Reg. 213/91, s. 96. 
23 Mechanic (lines) / Mécanicien (lignes) CCQ occupation card Voluntary trade
24 Oiler / Graisseur-huileur CCQ occupation card Voluntary trade
25 Pipe welder / Soudeur en tuyauterie CCQ occupation card plus either MESS certification or RBQ testing Compulsory TSSA
26 Pipeline welder / Soudeur de pipe-line CCQ occupation card plus either MESS certification or RBQ testing Compulsory TSSA
27 Pump and compressor operator / Opérateur de pompes et de compresseurs CCQ occupation card Voluntary trade
28 Rope puller / Tireur de câbles CCQ occupation card Voluntary trade
29 Shotfirer / Boutefeu CCQ occupation card plus permit issued by the Sûreté du Québec plus certificate of shotfirer issued by the CSST Voluntary trade
30 Splicer / Épisseur (homme de joint) CCQ occupation card Voluntary trade  
31 Stationary or portable mixing plant operator / Opérateur d’usines fixes ou mobiles CCQ occupation card Voluntary trade
32 Steel erector welder / Soudeur monteur d’acier CCQ occupation card  CCQ occupation card plus either MESS certification or RBQ testing for high pressure welding. Voluntary trade  Compulsory TSSA
33 Storeperson / Magasinier CCQ occupation card Voluntary trade
34 T” Lineperson (communication network) / Monteur “T” (réseaux de communication) CCQ occupation card Voluntary trade
35 Tire and Body repairperson / Préposé au pneus et au débosselage CCQ occupation card Voluntary trade for work on heavy equipment.  Compulsory MTCU certification for work on motor vehicles.
36 Trimmer / Émondeur CCQ occupation card Voluntary trade Compulsory training on chain saw (OHSA).
37 Truck driver / Conducteur de camion CCQ occupation card Voluntary trade
38 Underground worker (miner) / Travailleur souterrain (mineur) CCQ occupation card Compulsory requirements under OHSA Reg. 213/91, s 307
39 Watchperson / Gardien CCQ occupation card Voluntary trade
40 Welder / Soudeur CCQ occupation card  Voluntary trade

Notes

  1. To work in Ontario in a compulsory trade, the MTCU and the TSSA will evaluate a worker’s qualifications/competencies for the purpose of issuing a certificate.
  2. Ontario workers are required to join a representative association for workers before working in Quebec.
  3. Both Ontario and Quebec workers are required to pay registration fees in order to work in the other province (fees vary depending upon the occupation or trade). 

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