The Parity Commitee for the Building Services


The Parity Committee for the Building Services, Montreal Region, has been responsible for enforcing the Decree respecting building service employees for more than 30 years.

The Decree defines minimum working conditions for employees in this industry, including wages, vacations, holidays, sick leaves, and, as of June 1st, 2009, the Group Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP).

The Decree also requires building service employers to produce a monthly report stating the names and earnings of the building service employees in their employ. This report must be accompanied by employer’s levy (0.5% of total payroll), the employee’s levy (0.5% of salary), as well as the employer’s contribution to the Group Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP).

Ever since the enactment of the Decree by the Quebec government in 1976, the Parity Committee has continually endeavoured to maintain healthy competition in the industry. By imposing minimum standards for all employees, the Decree aims to protect employers from unfair competition. This is why the Parity Committee continually fights against black market labour and illegal subcontracting.

  As of October 30, 2017 As of September 4, 2019
Hourly wage rates
Class A, Heavy Maintenance Work $18.07/hour $18.52/hour
Class B, Light Maintenance Work $17.60/hour $18.11/hour
Class C, High Rise Window Washing $18.65/hour $19.10/hour

Please note: The Montreal Region also includes the regions of Outaouais, Laurentides/Lanaudière, Montérégie, Laval, Mauricie, and part of the Eastern Townships and the Centre du Québec region.

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