Building Careers for the Canadian Military Community

Helmets to Hardhats Canada

Serving Veterans and the military community every day, all year long

Helmets to Hardhats (H2H) Canada is a registered non-profit organization that has been providing second career opportunities within Canada's Building Trade Unions to the military-affiliated community for over a decade. We ensure the military community is connected to careers with the best industry wages, benefits and pension plans. At the same time, Canada's Unions and employers receive highly motivated, trained and dedicated employees to add to their workforce. H2H is recognized as a leading service provider by the Government of Ontario, the Canadian Armed Forces and Veterans Affairs Canada.

Our Mission

The mission of Helmets to Hardhats (H2H) is to support Veterans, reservists, senior cadets, military family members and Afghan Nationals with an enduring relationship to Canada in finding a meaningful second career in the unionized construction industry. H2H builds civilian careers for the military community by simplifying and expediting the process for Veterans to continue serving their communities, this time, through the skilled trades and apprenticeship opportunities.

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Military community eligible for Helmets to Hardhats Canada

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All CAF members & immediate family

Current and former Cadets & Junior Canadian Rangers

Afghan Nationals with an enduring relationship to Canada

Value added by a Veteran; H2H Success Stories

Christopher Carter, Journeyman Boilermaker, shares his successful experience registering with Helmets to Hardhats, being an apprentice, and gaining a secure civilian career as a Boilermaker.

Andrew Gorman, Owner Icon Survey Group, tells his success story of transitioning from the military to owning his own company and helping others into the building trades through Helmets to Hardhats.

Shawn Meikle, Journeyman Millwright, shares his successful experience registering with Helmets to Hardhats and gaining a secure civilian career while continuing to serve as a Reservist.

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Our current contributors

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UBC logo
CBTU logo
COCA logo
EPSCA logo
IFSTC logo
IUEC logo
IUPAT logo
QCCC logo
Teamsters Canada logo
Trimark logo
UA logo
BCA logo

Our valued supporters

Millwrights logo
OPG logo
Suncor logo
Hydro One logo
Bruce Power logo
CAPEI logo
CBO logo
Syncrude logo
Irving logo
Fanshawe logo
TC Energy logo
OCUC logo
Johnson Controls logo
Aman Lara logo
Office to Advance Women Apprentices

Want to donate to Helmets to Hardhats?

We accept cheques payable to "Helmets to Hardhats Canada".
Please contact the H2H administrator at 1-855-238-9707 or at for Interac e-Transfer details.


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Phone (613) 238-2300
Toll-free: (855) 238-9707

Hours of Operation
1000 - 1700h EST