Recruitment for the 2019 Labour College of Canada Certificate Program has begun. I hope that you will distribute information about the College as broadly as possible and encourage activists to apply. Members will also receive information through a posting on the website and through email distribution lists in their regions.

Detailed information on program dates, course descriptions and the application form can be found on the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) website at It should be noted, that the Labour College of Canada Certificate Program will be held in English and, as such, promotion and application materials are available in English only.

The Collège FTQ-Fonds is offered, in French, to members based in Québec. Please refer to the website for upcoming course dates.

Application Process
Deadline for application is October 25, 2018. Applications are on-line at

Members are to submit their completed applications directly to the Labour College of Canada. The Labour College’s Board of Governors will determine whether applicants meet the national standards and then forward the vetted applications to the PSAC for review and selection.

Please note that, though the application gives the option of including a letter of recommendation with the application, the PSAC has an agreement with the Labour College that a letter is not required for PSAC applicants. The absence of a letter of recommendation will not adversely affect the members’ application in any way. Once applications are passed along to the PSAC for final vetting, Component Presidents and REVPs will be consulted regarding individual applicants.


CLC affiliates are responsible for fully financing their members at a cost of approximately $16,000 per student. PSAC will provide up to 3 full scholarships (covering tuition, travel, accommodation, food and per diems) for the 15-month program beginning in January 2019. The Labour College plans to run another 15-month program beginning in June 2019 and PSAC would provide up to 3 scholarships for this session as well.

If you have any questions please contact Victoria Gibb-Carsley, National Education Program Officer at or 613-560-5476.