The Kahnawà:ke Labor Office (KLO) certification and competency divison is a program created for construction workers on the territory of Kahnawà:ke, through the Kahnawà:ke Trades Certification Program (KTCP). The KLO will develop, maintain and administer a comprehensive process for certification and qualifications for workers in the construction industry on the Mohawk Territory of Kahnawà:ke. The program includes the assessment of workers’ education, training, qualifications experience in a specific trade or trades, the issuance of certificates of competency and conducting inspections of workers on the territory.
The KTCP will certify Kahnawà:ke contractors to standards developed by the Kahnawà:ke Labor Office confirming the knowledge and experience of the contractor in the specific category. This will be done through standards developed by the Kahnawà:ke Labor Office (KLO “Level 1: Qualification Certificate), and developing different levels of qualifications based on the knowledge and experience required of a contractor in a specific industry or trade, and certifying them by confirming the knowledge and experience of the contractor in a specific trade. It will also address Kahnawà:ke contractors as being a local business entity.
Definitions of all trades and minimum hours required to qualify for certification are listed in the Fair Wage and Benefits Plan for Construction Works.
Please note: The Kahnawà:ke Trades Qualification Program (KTQP) and the Kahnawà:ke Labor Competency Program (KLCP) no longer exist and is being replaced by the Kahnawà:ke Trades Certification Program (KTCP). For those workers holding either cards, the process for updating will be announced in the near future.
Please refer to the Contact page for more information:
Oliver Montour, Construction, Certification and Fair Wage Manager