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Work not requiring a licence

One does not always need a building contractor's licence because some works are not considered “construction” work.

Here are some examples:

  • Concrete pumping
  • Consultation by a professional for construction work
  • De-icing and snow removal, in particular on roofs, bridges, electrical transmission towers, roadways and sidewalks
  • Delivery of construction materials
  • Emergency work intended to close openings or to provide temporary waterproofing on a building that has been burglarized, vandalized, gutted or burned, or that has collapsed
  • Excavation of rock in a quarry
  • Felling of trees
  • Garbage removal along public roadways
  • Inspections (all types)
  • Installation of measurement instruments in a building or civil engineering work, including piezometers, pressure meters, extensometers, samplers, pendulums, etc.
  • Installation of self-adhesive film
  • Installation of solar panels for manufacturing processes or for swimming pools not intended for public use, except for anchors or supports
  • Landscaping someone’s land or a private enterprise’s
  • Lease of personnel (placement agency)
  • Management of quarry operations
  • Management of sanitary landfill operation
  • Mowing of grass (in particular along public roads)
  • Non-structural restoration of architectural elements inherent to a building, performed by artisans using artisanal techniques different from common renovation, repair or maintenance work on a building. This work more closely resembles art than construction work.
  • Production of asphalt, cement, crushed stone, or assembly of prefabricated parts in a plant
  • Spreading of sand and abrasives on pavement
  • Spreading of water and other dust control agents on construction sites
  • Street cleaning
  • Testing to measure air flow, level of lighting, combustion, pressure, etc.
  • Water supply (temporary)

Even though the types of work listed above do not require a licence, they may be subject to the Act respecting labour relations, vocational training and workforce management in the construction industryThis link open an external website of the Régie du bâtiment du Québec in a new window.. Check with the Commission de la construction du QuébecThis link open an external website of the Régie du bâtiment du Québec in a new window..

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