Helmets to Hardhats


The International Brotherhood of Boilermakers, Iron Ship Builders, Blacksmiths, Forgers and Helpers support a Helmets to Hardhats (H2H) Program in Canada.

A Canadian H2H program has value for all stakeholders:

THE SOLDIER can use the H2H program to search and apply for careers in the construction industry after their military career ends using the skills they gain during their first career.

THE MILITARY can use the H2H program as a tool for recruiting purposes in the military and reserves. After a career in the military, there are career opportunities for veterans in the construction industry. For people who are in the construction industry a pool of people to serve in the reserves.

THE CANADIAN CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY can use the H2H program to acquire skilled men and women who will be able to excel in the industry as a tradesperson, supervisor, engineer or in many other leadership positions within the industry.

The H2H program would be no different than when military people enter the civil service however it does increase the opportunities for our veterans. The Canadian people owe our veterans every opportunity to succeed after their military career is over. The International Brotherhood of Boilermakers will encourage their members to consider joining the reserves.

The International Brotherhood of Boilermakers has been representing workers in Canada for 130 years. We represent over 11,000 Canadians working in construction, repair, maintenance, inspection and operation of the industrial and military infrastructure of our country.

H2H Resources


Don Cherry Supports
Helmets to Hardhats

Helmets to Hardhats

Boilermakers Appear in
Helmets to Hardhats Video

News Articles:

10/01/13: Boilermakers Recognized for Role in H2H
09/20/12: Helmet to Hardhats Canada Website Launched
06/07/12: Boilermakers Lead the Helmets to Hardhats Canada Program
01/10/12: Prime Minister Harper Visits Lodge 146
03/24/11: Message From IVP of Western Canada Joseph Maloney Re: Helmets to Hardhats Update
05/26/08: What is the Helmets to Hardhats Canada Program?


The International Brotherhood of Boilermakers encourages its membership to look at opportunities in the reserves, click on the links below to learn more: