Qualified workman positions

Hourly salary rates and scales (in dollars)

2019-04-02 to 2020-03-31
2020-04-01 to 2021-03-31
2021-04-01 to 2022-03-31
Rates as of 2022-04-01
Single Rate 24,76 25,27 25,78 26,57

Additional responsability bonus

The welder who holds a “high-pressure welding” qualification certificate issued by the Ministry of Labour, Employment and Social Solidarity or a welding-fitting qualification certificate issued under the qualification plan by the Ministère du Travail, de l’Emploi et de la Solidarité sociale receives, when required to work according to this qualification, in addition to the salary rate provided for his class of employment and for each hour thus worked, a hourly premium according to the rate in force:

2020-04-01 to 2021-03-31 2021-04-01 to 2022-03-31 Rate as of 2022-04-01
1,71 $/hour 1,74 $/hour 1,77 $/hour


Nature of the work*

The principal and customary work of an employee in this class of employment consists in performing welding, cutting or forging work.

Characteristic functions

The employee in this class of employment carries out welding or cutting of metal sheets or steel frames, equipment parts or other metal objects using a blowtorch, an electric arc or other similar apparatus used for welding and cutting metals.

He or she may carry out forging work to build or repair machine, tool, furniture and equipment parts as well as other parts using appropriate techniques, such as welding, hammering and bending.

On occasion, he or she may be required to coordinate the work of less experienced or nonspecialized workmen.

If need be, he or she performs any other related duty.

Required qualifications

Schooling or qualification certificate

Hold a Diploma of Vocational Studies in Welding and Fitting or in any other appropriate specialty for the class of employment or a diploma or an attestation of studies recognized as equivalent by the competent authority.
Hold an equivalent valid qualification certificate for the class of employment issued by a recognized body.

*The nature of the work, the characteristic duties and the qualifications required are taken from the Classification Plan.