Ministry of Government and Consumer Services
Central Production and Verifications Branch
375-393 University Avenue, 2nd Floor
Ontario College of Trades
(May be required)
Worker' Health and Safety
Mandatory coverage under Workplace Safety and Insurance Board is required in construction trades. http://www.wsib.on.ca/
Under the Occupational Health and Safety Act, the employer has a clear responsibility to ensure, on a project undertaken by the constructor that, the measures and procedures prescribed by this Act and the regulations are carried out by every employer and every worker on the job. See Occupational Health and Safety Act, R.R.O. 1990, REGULATION 860 Amended to O. Reg. 36/93 www.ontario.ca/business/laws/statute/90o01
For more information on workplace health and safety, please visit: http://www.labour.gov.on.ca/english/hs/
Please see Toronto Municipal Code, By-law 363 on Building Construction and Demolition, http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/municode/1184_363.pdf and By-law 591 on Noise, http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/municode/1184_591.pdf
Harmonized Sales Tax (HST):
Canada Revenue Agency
Registration for HST is optional if you are earning less than $30,000 of sales revenues for the year. You may not charge HST to clients unless you are registered with Canada Revenue Agency.
Municipal Operating License:
Municipal Licensing & Standards Division
850 Coxwell Avenue, 3rd floor
Construction trades people must meet certain qualifications to be licensed. Specific license/qualifications will depend on services offered.
Zoning Requirements and Sign Permits for your location:
(All inquiries are made in person - contact closest district)
North: 5100 Yonge St., 1st Fl.
West: 2 Civic Centre Court, 1st Fl.
South: 100 Queen St. W., 1st Fl.
East: 150 Borough Dr., 3rd Fl.
ChemTRAC (Chemicals in Toronto) Reduction and Awareness in our Community. The City of Toronto bylaw requires facilities and businesses to track and report toxic chemicals. http://www.toronto.ca/chemtrac/
It is advisable to have some type of safety, bond ability and liability insurance for employees or have private insurance.
- Toronto Construction Association, https://www.tcaconnect.com/
- Construction Specifications Canada, http://www.csc-dcc.ca/
- Canadian Construction Association, http://www.cca-acc.com/
- Infrastructure Health and Safety Association, http://www.ihsa.ca/
- Council of Ontario Construction Associations, http://www.coca.on.ca/
- Bild Association, http://www.bildgta.ca/
- Canadian Home Builders’ Association, http://www.chba.ca/
- Ontario General Contractors Association, http://www.ogca.ca/
- Canada Business Ontario, http://www.cbo-eco.ca/en (construction business)