Helmets to Hardhats (H2H) Canada is a registered non-profit organization providing opportunities in the unionized construction industry for serving, transitioning and former military members. H2H works with the community of Building Trades Unions and Employers to ensure registrants receive only the best industry wages, benefits and pension plans. H2H is recognized as a leading service provider by Canadian Armed Forces, Veterans Affairs Canada, and Canada’s 14 Building Trade Unions along with leading industry Business Owners.
The mission of Helmets to Hardhats (H2H) is to support Veterans, reservists, senior cadets, military family members and Afghan Nationals with an enduring relationship to Canada in finding a meaningful second career in the unionized construction industry. H2H builds civilian careers for the military community by simplifying and expediting the process for Veterans to continue serving their communities, this time, through the skilled trades and apprenticeship opportunities.Find out more
All CAF members & immediate family
Cadets & Junior Canadian Rangers aged 16-19
Afghan Nationals with an enduring relationship to Canada
Andrew Gorman, Owner Icon Survey Group, tells his success story of transitioning from the military to owning his own company and helping others into the building trades through Helmets to Hardhats.
Shawn Meikle, Journeyman Millwright, shares his successful experience registering with Helmets to Hardhats and gaining a secure civilian career while continuing to serve as a Reservist.
Brent Dewell, 2nd Term Apprentice Carpenter working for Butcon Construction and serving with 32 CER (Combat Engineer Regiment), explains why joining the Carpenters Union is a great career move for Veterans.
Phone (613) 238-2300
Toll-free: (855) 238-9707
72 Chamberlain Avenue
Ottawa, ON K1S 1V9
Hours of Operation
1000 - 1700h EST