CPA Montréal

Your partner for a skilled and certified workforce

Career Development

To view the career development flow chart applicable to the automobile mechanics trades, please click here.

For the career development flow chart applicable to the truck mechanics and bodywork trades, click here.

Admission requirements for qualification

BASIQ REQUIREMENTS

  • I am at least 16 years old
  • I have a social insurance number

I HAVE AN SSVD OR AN AVS

A diploma or a letter of accomplishment (with the school’s seal)

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I will get an apprenticeship card!


I HAVE A CARD FROM ANOTHER CPA

CPA competency card for my trade

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I will get my equivalent CPA Montreal competency card!


I DON’T HAVE AN SSVD

I have a letter from my employer (on paper with the official letterhead) indicating: name, trade, the date I was hired and the employer’s signature.

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I will get an apprenticeship card!


I HAVE PROOF OF EXPERIENCE AND A LETTER OF JOB OFFER

This proof must include official identification of the company (letterhead, seal or stamp), the employee’s name, the trade practised, the period of employment and number of hours worked, and the employer’s signature.

Il the proof is in language other than French or English, I have a certified translation of it.

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I will get an apprenticeship card!


 

Replacing a competency card

The career development plans of a worker practicing a trade related to automobile mechanics, truck mechanics or bodywork start with an apprenticeship period. The total duration of the apprenticeship is 6000 hours. It is divided in three parts of 2000 hours, after which candidates take the exam to evaluate their knowledge and skills for practicing the trade.

CPA Montréal accepts the following forms of applications :

  • Filling in the New Competency Card Form on our Web site.
  • Printing the completed form and sending it to us by mail or by fax at 514-288-2984.
  • Coming to CPA Montréal’s office to complete the application.

During the apprenticeship period in the industry, apprentices are supervised by qualified journeymen who share their knowledge and techniques.

Do you need training during or after your apprenticeship? Consult the “Training” section.

If you have questions, please contact us at 514-288-3003

Please click here to view the competency accreditation photo gallery (1st-class journeymen)

Workforce mobility

This section describes legislation governing the various agreements regarding workforce mobility. The purpose of these agreements is to make recognition of professional qualifications easier for workers who wish to work in another province of Canada or in France.

In Quebec

Within the province, workers can switch from one governed territory to another fairly easily. Even if the Decree of each CPA in Quebec is different, the CPAs work together to make the transfer of files and information easier.

Contact your CPA for more information.

In Canada

The Red Seal program harmonizes provincial and territorial processes, as well as requirements for professional recognition of skilled trades and standards. It makes collaboration with the industry easier to create a skilled workforce. The main benefit of this program is that it increases the mobility of skilled trade workers in Canada, but it is also a guarantee of quality.

The following trades of the automotive services industry are included in this program :

For further information, visit www.red-seal.ca

In France

An agreement of mutual recognition of professional qualifications was reached in 2008 between the Government of Quebec, the French Republic, and the parity committees. With this agreement, France and Quebec have agreed, in particular, to a common procedure for the recognition of professional qualification in order to facilitate and speed up the process of obtaining the legal ability to practise a trade or a regulated profession within both territories.

The following trades of the automotive services industry are included in this agreement (documents available in French only) :

For more information on this agreement, consult the section dedicated to this topic on the Web site www.immigration-quebec.gouv.qc.ca.