According to our language policy, only certain contents may be translated. Visit the French version to obtain all the information.
You own installations, pieces of equipment or buildings that are not intended for your personal use or your family’s, like a duplex, an apartment building, a restaurant or a garage? If you plan on doing some work, make sure you have the right to do so.
Indeed, there are works that have to be done by a licence holder. If that’s your case, you must either hire a licensed contractor or obtain an owner-builder licence for yourself.
You don’t need a licence to do:
A licence is always mandatory to carry out work on the following installations:
In addition, you must hold a licence to carry out the work included in the Schedule II of the List of licence subclasses – PDF (109 KB) or hire a contractor to do so, except if the works are estimated at less than $20,000.
To have your work carried out, you may hire a general or specialized contractor holding the required licence subclasses.
However, if there are many types of work to have carried out and you want several contractors specialized in different fields to perform them, you need an owner-builder licence to coordinate the work.
Consult Choose a licenced contractor.
To obtain an owner-builder licence, go to All the steps for obtaining a licence.
To learn about your obligations and responsibilities as an employer, consult the Commission de la construction website.