Worker surplus

Situation where, for a given period, the number of persons actively seeking employment at market income rates and conditions exceeds the employer demand.

Workforce sectoral committee

See Sectoral labor committe

Workplace Apprenticeship Program

Program co-developed by the Commission des partenaires du marché du travail (labor market partners) and Emploi-Québec, in conjunction with sectoral labor committees, to provide support for structured apprenticeship programs and skill recognition in the workplace.
Training and skill evaluation are under the supervision of an experienced worker. Once the apprenticeship is finished and skills are mastered by the apprentice, a Certificate of Qualification is issued and recorded in a government registry.
For further details about the Workplace Apprenticeship Program, visit the Web site of Emploi-Québec at