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RegisterHow Helmets to Hardhats works

"...during a difficult time, H2H was able to facilitate multiple job opportunities for me. They were consistently available to answer all my questions, and assist in an eventual hire"

Brett, 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

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Helmets to Hardhats 10th Anniversary Gala
05 May 2022, Vaughan, Ontario

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NEWS

Are you part of the military community and looking for a stable, well-paying career in the nuclear industry with one of the Building Trade Unions?

Helmets to Hardhats (H2H) has been notified that the Ontario Nuclear Industry will be requiring a significant number of skilled trades starting in 2021 at Ontario Power Generation (OPG) at Darlington, Pickering generating stations and Bruce Power in Kincardine, Ontario. To apply to this specialized & high security industry, all registrants must have an approved Nuclear Industry Security Clearance Card.

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News

Fanshawe College’s military-connected students to benefit from new partnership with Helmets to Hardhats
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Millwrights Local 2309 design entry program specifically for Transitioning Military & Veterans
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Success Story

Read the success story of how Robert was able to find a career during the COVID-19 Pandemic
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Canadian military veteran praises H2H efforts for enduring pandemic challenges
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Video

Not sure how H2H works for you? This short video explains the steps necessary to register and access the H2H resources
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FEATURED TRADE
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Ironworker

Consider a civilian career as an Ironworker. Trades include:

  • Ornamental Ironworker
  • Rebar Installer
  • Rigger
  • Steel Erector
  • Steel Plate Fabricator
  • Welder
  • More info here
Members of the Ironworkers assemble and erect steel framework and other metal parts in buildings and on bridges, dams, skyscrapers, factories and other steel structures. They raise, place and join steel girders and columns to form structural frameworks, including the welding for metal decking.

Fast Track

Equivalencies for Ironworker trades available (based on experience & courses) for:
  • 00379 Marine Technician
  • 00134 Material Technician
  • Combat Engineer 00339
  • 00105 Boatswain
  • 00138 Aircraft Structures Technician
  • 00304 Plumbing and Heating Technician

Earn while you Learn

You earn while you learn the trade. Union journeymen Ironworkers wages and fringe benefits are negotiated on their behalf by the union through collective bargaining with signatory contractors. Some apprenticeship programs partner with community colleges to offer college credit for apprenticeship classes. Wages vary according to the geographic location of the local union. The average starting wage for 1st year apprentices is 40 - 50% of the Journeyman's wage rate plus fringe benefits. Your earnings are adjusted annually to reflect your advancing skills and increasing knowledge of the trade. More infohere

Community

International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental and Reinforcing Iron Workers is recognized as the designated Union to represent Ironworkers across Canada and offers the best wages & benefits for a lasting civilian career in Canada
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OUR CURRENT CONTRIBUTORS
IUEC
Boilermakers
Carpenters
IFSTC
QCC
UA
Ontario
CBTU
BCA
EPSCA
Teamsters

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