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Legislation and regulations
The 1% Law
The Act to foster the development of manpower training was replaced on June 8, 2007, by the Act to promote workforce skills development and recognition, also known as the Workplace Skills Act (Loi sur les compétences) or the 1% Law (Loi du 1%).

What is the Workplace Skills Act?

The Workplace Skills Act requires employers to invest 1% of their annual payroll in training.

Who is subject to the Workplace Skills Act?

All businesses with a payroll of $1 million or over.

How to meet your obligations under the Workplace Skills Act?

With the multi-faceted approach adopted by Commission des partenaires du marché du travail, businesses have four ways of meeting their obligations under the Act.

How to meet your obligations under the Workplace Skills Act?
With the multi-faceted approach adopted by Commission des partenaires du marché du travail, businesses have four ways of meeting their obligations under the Act.

1) Invest the equivalent of 1% of their payroll in training activities aimed at promoting employee skills development

2) Pay the equivalent of 1% of their payroll to a training mutual, which will set this amount aside in a trust account that the business can use at any time to purchase services provided by the mutual

3) Contribute the equivalent of 1% of their payroll to Fonds de développement et de reconnaissance des compétences de la main-d'œuvre, the workforce skills development and recognition fund that finances various training activities. These amounts will be used by Commission des partenaires du marché du travail to fund various training-related activities in different fields and are not set aside for the business making the payment.

4) Obtain a training initiative quality certificate from Commission des partenaires du marché du travail. To obtain this three-year certificate, businesses must meet the following conditions:
a. Record and report training expenditures annually to Ministère du Revenu du Québec
b. Submit the Déclaration des activités de formation for the current calendar year to Commission des partenaires du marché du travail

 

Guides

 Guide_sur_les_depenses_de_formation_admissibles

Guide sur les dépenses de formation admissibles

A handy reference guide to help you ensure you are properly fulfilling your 1% training investment obligation (French only)



Source: Commission des partenaires du marché du travail

 


 

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Leaflet « Devenez titulaire d'un Certificat de qualité des initiatives de formation et prenez une longueur d'avance! »

A promotional leaflet summarizing the benefits of having the quality of your training initiatives certified (French only).



Source: Commission des partenaires du marché du travail


 

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Glossaire du manuel d'interprétation de la Loi favorisant le développement et la reconnaissance des compétences de la main-d'œuvre


Confused by bureaucratic language? Consult this glossary for definitions of some of the terms most widely used in applying the Workplace Skills Act (French only).


Source: Commission des partenaires du marché du travail

 


 

Legislation and regulations

- Act to promote workforce skills development and recognition
- Section of the Emploi-Québec website dedicated to the Act
- Regulation respecting eligible training expenditures

Government Bodies

- Emploi-Québec
- Commission des partenaires du marché du travail

Contact us at 1-888-393-0222 to find out how we can help you fulfill your obligations under the Act.