Canadian Free Trade Agreement

Canadian Free Trade Agreement

The Canadian Free Trade Agreement came into force on July 1, 2017. It replaced the Agreement on Internal Trade, concluded in 1994. This agreement aims to facilitate labour mobility across the provinces and territories of Canada.

Workers who possess a qualification issued by another province or territory may apply for recognition of professional qualification in order to obtain a journeyperson or occupation competency certificate to the CCQ’s Customer Services, by mail, or by going to one of its regional offices. The application must include:

Comparative evaluation of your studies

To be recognized as equivalent, diplomas or training obtained outside of Québec must correspond to the content of the Québec study program required to practise a regulated trade in the construction industry.

Individuals who did not complete their secondary-school studies in Québec but completed equivalent studies outside of Québec should contact the ministère de l’Immigration to take advantage of a comparative evaluation of their studies. The goal of this evaluation is to establish a correspondence of those studies in relation to the Québec education system. It is possible to submit to the CCQ the original of the document Évaluation comparative des études effectuées hors du Québec if it attests that the studies correspond or are superior to the academic prerequisites required by the ministère de l’Éducation et de l’Enseignement supérieur(MEES) for admission to a vocational studies program (Secondary 3 or 4, secondary school diploma).

Canadian regulatory agencies

Here are some of the regulatory agencies in Canada. Note that this list is not exhaustive.


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