Régie du bâtiment du Québec

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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
  • Excavation of rock in a quarry to collect materials
  • Felling of trees
  • Garbage removal along public roadways
  • Inspections (all types)
  • Installation of self-adhesive film
  • Management of quarry operations
  • Management of sanitary landfill operation
  • Mowing of grass (in particular along public roads)
  • Street cleaning (except if this cleaning is preliminary to construction work)
  • Testing to measure air flow, level of lighting, combustion, pressure, etc.
  • Water supply (temporary)
  • Work carried out at a mobile plant, such as the production of asphalt or concrete and rock crushing

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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