The building & construction trades unions of Canada have made a
remarkable commitment to our men and women who serve their country in
all four sub-components of the CAF Reserve - a commitment that allows them to undertake prolonged training session or partake in military operations with the peace of
mind that their progress as an apprentice and/or their employment will
be protected until they return from their military duties.
"Before joining H2H I was a member of the 31 CER. H2H helped me to find a new career as a heavy equipment apprentice with local 793. They made it all very easy for me, all I had to do was to register, then tell them my interests in the trades world. Within 3 months of checking in online I had found a job in the trade that I wanted. This program is great for someone who is looking to have a civilian job and still stay in military as a reservist. I couldnt be any happier with the help I received and would recommend this program to all CF members who are interested. "
"In 2002 after working various construction jobs in BC’s Lower Mainland,I joined 192 Construction Engineering Flight Aldergrove (192 CEF) as a reserve Refrigeration Mechanical Technician.
Since then I have balanced reservist/civilian life while working for ATCO Frontec and deploying to Afghanistan, Iraq, Ukraine, and Mali Africa.
The reserves changed my life. Attached photo is me receiving the the Canadian Peacekeeping Service Medal and MINUSMA Medal in Mali Africa."
"I am a serving reservist soldier and I used the Helmets 2 Hardhats program to acquire an apprenticeship in plumbing. The H2H crew couldn't have been more helpful. Getting into a union is very difficult, but within two months I had a date for my orientation into the plumbers union. I believe any soldier or veteran having a difficult time finding a job in construction should use this outstanding program. Thank you so much for the help H2H "
Supporting reservists and employers
The Canadian Forces Liaison Council works in partnership with the Defence Team to promote the value of reserve service to Canadian employers, educators and other organizations, including the building trades.
Have you served in the Reserves and want to work in the construction industry? Our employers have positions waiting for those with military service. This includes current and former Reservists, their spouses and children aged 18-25.
A domestic response company made up of reservists based in British Columbia fights fires near Riske Creek, BC during Operation LENTUS 17-04 on August 17, 2017.
Photo: Cpl Blaine Sewell, MARPAC Imaging Services