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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
Millwright

Construction millwrights and industrial mechanics install, maintain, troubleshoot and repair stationary industrial machinery and mechanical equipment.

They are employed by manufacturing and construction companies, as well as amusement parks and ski hills.

As a Construction Millwright/Industrial Mechanic, your duties may include the following:

  • Inspecting, repairing, cleaning and maintaining industrial machinery and equipment
  • Operating cranes and tractors to move machinery
  • Operating lathes or grinders to build parts for maintenance of machinery and equipment
  • Reading and interpreting blueprints and schematic drawings
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Fast Track

Equivalencies available (based on experience & courses) for MOS ID:
  • 00105 Boatswain
  • 00225 Marine Systems Engineering Officer
  • 00301 Refrigeration and Mechanical Systems Technician
  • 00303 Electrical Generating Systems Technician
  • 00301 Refrigeration and Mechanical Systems Technician
  • 00366 Weapons Engineering Technician
  • 00379 Marine Technician

Earn while you Learn

Apprenticeship involves both classroom studies and on-the-job training under the supervision of a certified Construction Millwright/Industrial Mechanic, 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 construction millwrights/industrial mechanics vary across Canada, but generally involve four 12-month periods, including at least 6,240 hours of on-the-job training, four eight-week blocks of technical training and a final certificate exam.

Related work experience or completion of a construction millwright/industrial mechanic program at a college or technical institute can reduce the time required to complete your apprenticeship.

More information about Millwrights can be found here
Millwright Regional Council of Ontario
Atlantic Canada Regional Council

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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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We accept cheques payable to “Helmets to Hardhats Canada”.
Please contact the H2H administrator at 1-877-238-9707 or at contactus@helmetstohardhats.ca for Interac e-Transfer details.

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