Job sites are increasingly requiring their workers to have a Secret Clearance with the Government of Canada. In order to ensure that you are eligible for as many jobs as possible, we're urging our members to get the Security Clearance process started as soon as possible. You can review the procedure here.
It is important to update your skills regularly
Q & A's from the Hiring Hall
A. It is the member’s responsibility to contact the hiring hall and ask to have their name added to the out of work list – This does not happen automatically NOR does the contractor do it on your behalf.
A. Offers of employment are made based on priority on the list, not seniority. However, your number on the list has little bearing on how quickly you will be called - skills, certifications, geographical area and Security Clearances will greatly impact frequency of offers. It is important to update the skills sheet regularly – they are available at the reception desk or a digital copy can be filled out at the top of this page and emailed.
A. Step One - Get digital fingerprints done at the Commissionaires office (see Jenny or reception for details.) Upon completion, send to email@example.com. Once received, a Security Clearance application will be sent to your personal email address as the form must be submitted online. NOTE: This is time sensitive.
A. Yes. Members who are 4 months in arrears (have not paid over the counter dues) will be removed from the out of work list. Once in good standing, your name will be added to the bottom of the list. In addition, all safety certifications must be current and up to date or your name will be removed.
A. Members who are 4 months in arrears will be asked to leave the site until they are in good standing status with the Local. Employers are also notified of a member’s status.
A. Increases can be found in the Provincial Collective Agreement.
A. All job offers MUST be reported to the Hiring Hall before starting work. It is the member’s responsibility to communicate the information.
A. Yes. Members working outside of the Ottawa/Pembroke/Cornwall zones must sign a Reciprocal Transfer. Transfers are available at the respective Local in the area they are working in. This ensures all benefits and pension remittances are transferred back to the home Local. ***Reciprocal Transfers must be completed PRIOR to starting work***