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"The H2H staff is always reachable to answer any questions during the application/registration process, and even after finding work."

Meina K, an H2H success story.

Helmets to Hardhats (H2H) Canada is a registered not for profit organization providing opportunities in the construction and related industries for serving, transitioning and former military. Helmets to Hardhats is the leading construction industry gateway for the men and women who have served in Canada's military.
H2H works with the balanced community of Building Trades Unions and Employers to ensure registrants receive only the best industry wages & benefits. 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.

Military Community eligible for
Helmets to Hardhats Canada
Regular Force & Family
Primary Reserves & Family
Senior Army, Sea & Air Cadets CIC & COATS

H2H 10th Anniversary Gala

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GALA Registration

Celebrate 10 years of service to Canada's military community! Sponsorships are now open but they go fast, register today to show your support and enjoy a night out.

"Your attendance and contributions make a difference by supporting current and future military families as they navigate the often difficult transition to civilian life"

Joe Maloney, H2H National Executive Director
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FEATURED TRADE
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Cement Mason

Consider a civilian career as a Cement Mason.

Concrete finishers smooth and finish freshly poured concrete, apply curing or surface treatments and install, maintain and restore various masonry structures such as foundations, floors, ceilings, sidewalks, roads, patios and highrise buildings. They are employed by construction companies, cement and concrete contractors and manufacturers of precast concrete products, or they may be self-employed. Additional information • • Progression to supervisory positions is possible with experience.
  • The Red Seal endorsement allows for interprovincial mobility.
  • Progression to supervisory positions is possible with experience.
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Fast Track

Equivalencies for Cement Mason (based on courses & experience):
  • 00306 Construction Technician
  • more, depending on Cement Mason trade

Earn while you Learn

Apprenticeship involves both classroom studies and on-the-job training under the supervision of a certified Concrete Finisher, called a journeyperson.

As an apprentice, you earn while you learn and are paid by the hour while working on the job site. Wages start at about 60 per cent of a journeyperson’s hourly rate and increase during your apprenticeship until you reach the full rate.

Apprenticeship training programs for concrete finishers vary across Canada, but generally involve three 12-month periods, including at least 3,600 hours of on-the-job training, two four-week blocks of technical training and a final certificate exam.

Related work experience or completion of a concrete finisher program at a college or technical institute can reduce the time required to complete your apprenticeship.

Certification is required in Quebec, and is available but voluntary in Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island and Saskatchewan. Where certification is not available, it may be possible to study as an apprentice through your local labour organization.

More information about Cement Mason can be found here

H2H
OUR CURRENT CONTRIBUTORS
IUEC
Boilermakers
Carpenters
IFSTC
QCC
UA
CBTU
BCA
EPSCA
trimark

Via Rail Canada is the official transport of Helmets to Hardhats


H2H
OUR VALUED SUPPORTERS
OPG
Suncor
HydroOne
BrucePower
VIARail
CAPEI
Canadian Base Operators
Syncrude
Irving
OCUC
TCEnergy
OCUC

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Please contact the H2H administrator at 1-877-238-9707 or at contactus@helmetstohardhats.ca for Interac e-Transfer details.

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