CCQ Electrician Journeyman Qualification

CCQ Electrician Journeyman Qualification

On this page, you will find some resources to help you pass the Construction Electrician Journeyman Qualification exam issued by the CCQ

Available Ressources

First of all, we invite you to take a look at the details of the exam as well as the sample questions you will be asked:

We suggest that you read the free Hydro Québec Blue Book (Low-Voltage Electrical Service – Standard E.21-10) and the

Québec Construction Code, Chapter V – Electricity, 2018, published by Canadian Standards Association (CSA) However, we recommend that you familiarize yourself with the content to facilitate your search at the time of the exam. You can purchase the PDF, print or e-book version.


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You can also follow these three online courses (French only). We have placed them in priority order:



Preparatory training to obtain the Construction Journeyman Electrician Qualification issued by the CCQ.

This training identifies the main elements that may be asked on the exam and covers the majority of the topics that could be covered.



Maximize your chances of success with a review of your theory. This course for electricians is a must in the industry.

You will learn to research the Canadian Electrical Code and become familiar with various calculations, blueprint reading and more.



The purpose of this training is to familiarize you with the new amendments to Chapter V, Electricity, of the Quebec Construction Code (C22.10-18).

The content of this course has been prepared and elaborated with the greatest care, in order to optimize your study time.

Do not hesitate to contact us for more information. Good luck!

New MÉDIC Construction card

On January 1, 2020, you must present your new MÉDIC Construction card at your first visit to obtain reimbursement online, at your pharmacist, dentist and health care providers.

For those who already had a MEDIC card, your old card number will no longer be valid. You will need to present your new card to your health care providers to update your records.

Upon receiving your card, please verify that the information on it is correct.

Report any errors or omissions to the CCQ’s customer service department at 1-888-842-8282, Monday to Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Also, as of January 2020, you will be able to use the digital version of your card on a mobile application from the MÉDIC Construction application.


Information regarding transportation, room and board

Information regarding transportation, room and board

Details are as follows on the amounts paid for transportation and for room and board on special work sites.


The amounts set forth in the collective agreement shall not be included in the employee’s income. Therefore, they’re not taxable.

Room and board and transportation as a general rule

  • If an amount has been received in pursuant to a collective agreement, the amounts received are neither deductible nor taxable for the employee.
  • An amount paid for travel or for travel time is not taxable allowance unless the employee is using the employer’s vehicle or it is not specified in the collective agreement that it is travel expense.



Room and Board

Any money received for the room and board or for transportation costs is a taxable benefit unless it complies with the “Special Work Site” for the purpose of the Income Tax Act.

The following requirement that need to be met to ensure that the allowance received is not taxable:

  • The employee’s duties required them to be away from their principal place
  • The employee had to work at a special work site where the duties performed were of a temporary nature.
  • The employee kept, at another location, a self-contained domestic establishment as their principal place of residence (not rented by another person). And to which, because of the distance, the employee could not reasonably be expected to return daily from the special work site.
  • The boarding and lodging provided is for a period of at least 36 hours.

More precisely, in order for the allowance for boarding and lodging not to be added on the employee’s income, therefore nontaxable, certain criteria must be met:

  1. The employee’s duties required them to be away from their principal place. While the

Income Tax Act does not define the term, it is in reference to the estimated time, the type of

the work, etc.

  1. The employee has another place of residence that remains at his disposal the whole time he is

on the temporary work site. Therefore, he may not rent it to another person.

  1. The employee could not reasonably be expected to return daily from the special work site.

120 km in the collective agreement is generally considered reasonable.

  1. Work forcing the employee to be absent from his main place of residence for at least 36 hours,

including travel.


Moreover, always keep in mind that you must prove your claim before an agent of the Canada Revenue Agency, otherwise no matter what the criteria is, he or she will consider it as a taxable gain.



The allowance for travel (time and travel expense) will be added to the employee’s income, which is therefore taxable, unless it is intended for:

  1. A period of at least 36 hrs away from his principal residence for which the employee benefited from a room and board




  1. The allowance covers the travel between his place of residence and the special work



Also, any other amount paid for travel, will be taxable to the Federal Government.


It is in the best interest of the employee to keep a personal record of his travel with allowance. In addition, the TD4 form should be completed by the employer.


For information purposes only: this information is not to be taken as tax advice. It is important to consult your tax practitioner as each case is different.


Information for construction workers

The Provincial Council (International) and the FTQ-Construction have set up an information website for you, the construction workers. You will find a lot of information about the crisis we are currently experiencing.

We invite you to consult it, it will answer many of your questions.

It will be updated frequently, as developments occur.