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Before hiring a contractor, you must ensure that they hold a licence and an itinerant merchant’s permit, if applicable. Moreover, you may check if they have a good record.
The contractor must not only have a licence, but also have the right subclass for the type of work they intend to do for you. To check if they have a licence, consult the Licence holders’ repertory.
If the contract was signed at your residence, you might be dealing with an itinerant merchant An itinerant merchant must hold a permit delivered by the Office de la protection du consommateur (OPC) in addition to their Régie du bâtiment du Québec (RBQ) contractor’s licence. To ensure your contractor has an itinerant merchant’s permit, go to the OPC website.
To know whether your contractor is considered to be an itinerant merchant, read the definition of an itinerant merchant [Fr] on the OPC website.
To learn more about your contractor, visit the pages below: