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Fast-track training courses for construction trades

Quebec needs new talent to fill jobs in high demand in the construction sector. Four new fast-track courses will be offered starting January 2024, across Quebec:

  • Carpentry 
  • Construction Equipment Operation
  • Tinsmithing
  • Refrigeration

Fast-track study programs

Our fast-track courses are designed to give you the skills you need to take part in a wide range of projects, such as 

  • Infrastructure construction;
  • Hospital construction;
  • School construction;
  • Housing construction. 

Fast-track training courses range from 4 to 6 months and lead to a Skills Training Certificate (STC). The STC is a fast-track training program leading to a recognized qualification, offered by a school service centre, an English-language school board or a special-status school board.

An STC leads to landing a job and is mainly aimed at adults. To learn more about the advantages of these training programs, watch the video (in French only) Qu’est-ce qu’une attestation d’études professionnelles This hyperlink will open in a new window.  

Discover our new training courses and see how you can help build the Quebec of tomorrow.

Admission requirements

These courses are offered to people who have interrupted their studies for at least 12 months before the first day of the fast-track training program, with the exception of those who are attending or have attended Adult General Education (AGE) courses during this period.

You must also meet the specific academic requirements for each course. To find out more, click on the tile of the course you're interested in.

Financial support

Financial support for fast-track courses leading to a Skills Training Certificate (STC) 

Financial support of $750 per week of training, paid every two weeks, could be granted to students enrolled in fast-track training courses.

Details of the financial support will be provided shortly.

Financial support for Diplomas of Vocational Studies (DVS)

If you have not been selected for your chosen fast-track training program, you could submit an application for admission to a DVS program in one of the targeted fields of construction and also benefit from financial support (some admission requirements apply).

Individuals who enroll in a program between October 30 and December 15, 2023, to start the course in January 2024, leading to one of the four DVSs for the five priority trades, or who begin training during the same period, may be eligible for a grant ranging from $9,000 to $15,000. This grant is awarded upon graduation.

You could receive 475$ per week in additional financial assistance if you are taking part in an employment assistance program. Meet with an employment assistance officer at a Services Québec office This hyperlink will open in a new window. to evaluate your situation and eligibility.

Programs of study include carpentry, construction equipment operation, tinsmithing and refrigeration.

To be eligible, a person must

  • have completed their registration between October 30 and December 15, 2023, or have begun their training during this period;
  • have interrupted their studies for at least twelve months before the first day of the DVS program;

    or
  • attend or have attended Adult General Education (FGA) during this period.

Application for admission

The admission period will run from October 30, 2023, to December 15, 2023.

If the course is shown as full, you can still submit an application for admission and be added to a waiting list.

If you do not have all the necessary documents at your disposal, you can still fill out an application for admission and be given a deadline to complete your file.

STC training will start in January 2024.

To apply for admission, click on the tile of the course you are interested in from the choices above.

Get answers to your questions

For any questions regarding fast-track training courses, study programs or registration, contact Services Québec.

Last update: December 7, 2023

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