Practical basic building techniques in Quebec and Canada, the standard materials used in construction projects, measuring instruments and software used in the field, the customs, the code and construction-sector labor law, the code of the wood-frame building and several other topics which are briefly taught in educational institutions are mastered and dominated by workers and experienced construction professionals in Quebec and Canada. This knowledge must also be acquired and mastered by these newcomers to the world of local construction: future engineers, architects, designers and other construction professionals. This is achieved through this training and business-experience program to prepare future professionals for employment. This program aims to expose, through work-floor practice, future business professionals so that they can become aware of the issues, customs and techniques of local labor in Quebec, absorb and use this knowledge right away, through concrete and practical real projects, and so that they can also develop human-relations skills at work in the construction industry in Quebec, Canada.

This practical experience in business will allow to:

  • Know the basic practical techniques of construction and renovation of wooden-frame houses in the residential sector and others in the commercial sector in Quebec, Canada;
  • Make 2D and 3D blueprints using drawing software often used in Quebec and Canada;
  • Know how to use certain instruments and measurement systems in practice in the working environment of the construction industry in Quebec;
  • Better understand the dynamics of human and professional exchanges in the Quebec workplace to improve one’s skills, attitudes and behavior;
  • Develop and gain self-confidence, as much by individual work as in a team, in a company. This being used for interviews with concrete examples of local experiences to tell to future employers;
  • Better understand the needs and challenges that face employers in Quebec and so know how to meet them to get a job;
  • Recognize and perform practical and varied general tasks by all, for the good functioning of an SME and a project: in administration, by keeping an office in good order and clean, through taking measurements at the work site, in the execution of blueprints, in structural analysis, customer relations, project presentation, research and use of reference manuals for timber-frame construction, etc.;
  • Practise and improve their knowledge of English and French at work;
  • Know how to better present oneself and communicate with the workers and professionals of the construction industry in Quebec;
  • Meet business and construction professionals and increase one’s contact network.

Objectives :

  • Provide more resources, credibility and efficiency to the job search by participating in real projects and practices within a business and by being supported and promoted by a company and professionals working in Quebec, Canada;
  • Find a job by:
    • gaining practical experience in Quebec and Canada which is required by future employers;
    • obtaining a letter of appreciation and reference of a business executive when the candidate has performed well;
    • increasing one’s network of contacts by getting to know professionals, entrepreneurs and employers in the workplace and by participating in projects with them instead of just seeking externally;
  • Know the reality of the practical work environment, the issues, methods and practices in order to guide one’s choice of career. Also to learn to know oneself better with one’s qualities to improve and defects to correct in relation to the workplace in Quebec;
  • Know and learn to use certain work tools, measures and drawing, construction, architecture, engineering and other software;
  • Practise French and English in the workplace.

Target audience:

Immigrants, students, graduates, people in a career change or future entrepreneurs and independent workers, such as: technicians, engineers, architects, project managers, trainees or people without experience in Quebec, Canada in search of business experience to get work, a job or starting their own business.


Daniel Dargis, Eng., general contractor and the supervising managers