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Draft regulations are published in the Gazette officielle du Québec prior to their adoption in order to obtain the public’s comments, which will then be analyzed by the Régie du bâtiment du Québec (RBQ).

Draft regulation on the continuous education for guarantors

The draft Regulation to amend the Regulation respecting the professional qualification of contractors and owner-builders was published in the Gazette officielle du Québec on December 18, 2019, and is available for public comments.

Continuous education: a qualification requirement for guarantors

The purpose of this draft regulation is to add continuous education as a requirement for guarantors to maintain their qualification. To obtain a licence, a contractor has to prove that the enterprise has one or several guarantors who are accountable for the performance of construction work. Once they are qualified and hold a licence, guarantors don’t have to demonstrate that they update their knowledge.

However, construction standards, codes and regulations keep changing. A gap can then be created between the latest practices and the guarantors’ practices, impacting the quality of the construction work and the safety of the public. By making continuous education mandatory, the regulation will enable us to ensure that guarantors update their knowledge and adapt their work practices according to regulatory and normative amendments.

Date of publication: December 18, 2019
End of the public comment period: February 1, 2020

The public comment period ended on February 1, 2020. However, the Regulation is not yet in force.

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CMEQ’s and CMMTQ’s draft regulations

In collaboration with the RBQ, the Corporation des maîtres électriciens du Québec (CMEQ) and the Corporation des maîtres mécaniciens en tuyauterie du Québec (CMMTQ) will make amendments to their regulations in order to include the continuous education as a qualification requirement for their members. For more information, please see the:

Regulation to amend the Construction Code

On July 10, 2019, the draft Regulation to amend the Construction Code has been published in the Gazette officielle du Québec in order to gather comments from the public.

The public comment period ended on October 7, 2019. However, the Regulation is not yet in force.

This draft regulation is designed to increase the energy efficiency requirements for new (and enlargements) commercial, institutional and industrial buildings as well as big residential buildings.

These requirements concern the building envelope, lighting, heating, ventilating or air-conditioning systems, service water heating and transformers and electrical motors. The draft Regulation follows up on the commitments described in the 2013-2020 Action Plan on Climate Change.

Essentially, this regulation will:

  • add the Chapter I.1, Energy Efficiency of Buildings, to the Construction Code (Chapter B 1.1, r. 2)
  • incorporate by reference the National Energy Code of Canada for Buildings 2015 (NECB), which was amended to meet the specific needs of Québec.

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Draft Regulation amending the Regulation to amend the Safety Code

On July 10, 2019, the draft Regulation amending the Regulation to amend the Safety Code was published in the Gazette officielle du Québec in order to obtain comments from the public.

The public comment period ended on August 23, 2019. However, the Regulation is not yet in force.

This draft regulation aims to extend the coming into force date for the requirements to have sprinklers installed in certain private seniors' residences. These requirements were set out in the Regulation to amend the Safety Code, which was approved by Order in Council 1035-2015 of November 18, 2015.

With the postponement, owners of these residences will have more time to install sprinkler systems.

Date of publication: July 10, 2019
End of the public comment period: August 23, 2019

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