Ontario-Québec Agreement

If you would like to be able to work in both Québec and Ontario, the Ontario-Quebec Trade and Cooperation Agreement facilitates labour mobility between these two provinces.

Eligibility criteria

You can take advantage of the Ontario-Québec agreement if:

  • You live in Québec, obtained your certificate of qualification in Québec and want to work in Ontario
  • You live in Ontario, obtained your certificate of qualification in Ontario and want to work in Québec

You live in Québec

If you live in Québec and hold a valid certificate of qualification in the area of gas, fuel-oil heating, mechanical conveyor systems mechanics or stationary engine mechanics issued by Emploi-Québec and would like to practise your trade in Ontario, contact the Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA) to obtain the corresponding certificate:

See the table of certificates issued by the TSSA to residents of Québec (French only) (PDF, 236 Ko) This hyperlink will open in a new window..

You live in Ontario

If you live in Ontario and hold a certificate of qualification that is valid in that province, you do not need to obtain a Québec certificate to practise the following trades:

  • Electrician
  • Plumber
  • Steamfitter
  • Refrigeration and air conditioning systems mechanic

If you want to practise in Québec one of the other trades for which both provinces issue certificates of qualification and you hold a certificate that is valid in Ontario, you have to apply to Emploi-Québec for a Québec certificate. You will not have to go through the full application process, although you will have to pay the required fee.

Emploi-Québec recognizes various certificates of qualification issued by the Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA) and the Ontario College of Trades.

See the table of certificates issued by Emploi-Québec to residents of Ontario (French only) (PDF, 253 Ko) This hyperlink will open in a new window..

Submitting an application to Emploi-Québec under the Ontario-Québec agreement

  1. Consult the Information Guide — Enrolment Application — Qualification Program (PDF, 1,9 Mo) This hyperlink will open in a new window..
  2. Complete the Enrolment Application — Qualification Program (PDF, 252 Ko) This hyperlink will open in a new window..
  3. Pay the required fee to obtain your certificate of qualification (see the fee information, tarification en vigueur (French only) [PDF, 123 Ko] This hyperlink will open in a new window.);
  4. Mail your application to the following address:

    Centre administratif de la qualification professionnelle
    Case postale 100
    Victoriaville (Québec) G6P 6S4

You can also contact the Centre at 1-866-393-0067 (toll free).