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Hey guys,

I’ve seen so many different questions and answers on how people from mainly the UK & Australia can work as an electrician in Montreal but none of them seem to have a clear path...

I spoke to a lady that works for the CCQ and she said I need to be a permanent resident to get a CCQ(?) I’m 95% sure that’s not true...

I have all the references, experience, hours and all the other bells and whistles that they want.

can anyone tell me clearly how someone like me from the UK as a qualified electrician the steps to be able to work legally in Quebec.

Many thanks

Dudley317
 

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I live in British Columbia but I suggest to you that if a representative of the governing body of the area that you wish to work tells you that you must meet certain criteria, it probably means you must meet that criteria. And I certainly would take them at their word above the word of some random on the internet.
 

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I am a journeyman electrician in Quebec. I'm from Vancouver which is where I did my apprenticeship and got my red seal ticket. One thing that became apparent to me when I was in a similar situation moving here 3 years ago was Quebec makes up their own rules. Every person I spoke to told me different information, the unions, the CCQ, emploi Quebec. Some said my red seal was no good here while others said it was. In the end, my red seal is accepted, I've jumped through all the bureaucratic bullshit hoops that they made me jump through and I'm working with enercor doing commercial construction which is what I mostly did back in BC. I wish I had better information to give you in regards to accepting your certification however I do NOT believe they will accept whatever you have. If you were from France, I think they might. I vaguely remember bits and pieces from my earlier research on this. Also, companies want to see QUEBEC companies on your CV. I had no calls whatsoever after emailing my french CV for ages until finally I got a break. Its also wayyyyy busier now than it was 3 years ago, they didn't used to advertise jobs in construction. Now they do. Also I discovered facebook is where you find jobs as an electrician... and not necessarily in the jobs section. There is a facebook group that is specifically for electricians finding work. I dont have FB but youll find it if you look for it. I'm partly venting because of my own previous frustrations... but yeah, there is a way...
 
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