Perseverance Prizes (CSQ)

For those who never gave up

The Centrale des syndicats du Québec (CSQ) awards two cash prizes of $2000, one to a graduating student enrolled in vocational training and the other to a graduating student enrolled in technical training, for their exceptional perseverance in learning a traditionally male-dominated occupation.

This award recognizes perseverance in the achievement of career goals. (Note that it is not designed to reward those who have overcome physical or social handicaps). Candidates must demonstrate their perseverance by describing what they had to do to overcome the obstacles related to the chosen traditionally male-dominated occupation.

Specific condition

Candidates for this prize must have completed their program of study before June 30, 2019.


In addition to the answers to the general questions, the candidate’s application package must include the answers to the following questions (a maximum of one page):

  1. While making a place for yourself in a male-dominated program of study, what obstacles did you encounter, and how did you overcome them to reach your professional goals? Describe your experience.
  2. Female role models in male-dominated trades and occupations often influence other women in their career choice. Your own example of perseverance could one day become a source of inspiration. Has the idea of becoming such a role model ever crossed your mind?

Additional information

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