All residential builders are required to have a builder licence in order to construct new homes.
Builder licensing is intended to reduce the risks prospective home owners face by establishing a licensing system, providing consumers with information on builders, and creating provisions to remove or suspend builders when necessary to protect home owners from negligent or unscrupulous businesses.
Builder licensing applies to anyone constructing new homes, including condominiums and large multi-family homes, as well as renovations when a residential construction project requires new home warranty coverage.
News and updates
For additional information on specific aspects of builder licensing, such as user manuals for licence applications, or for the latest interpretations and bulletins provided by the Registrar for the New Home Buyer Protection Office, please refer to the archive list below:
|Renewal Licence Instructions for Builders||January 30, 2019|
|Active Permit Applications - Provisional Licence||April 24, 2018|
|Residential Builder User Manual||March 21, 2018|
|Fact Sheet - Basic steps to apply for a licence||February 8, 2018|
|Memo to Munis about OBA's||February 6, 2018|
|Fact Sheet - Do I need a builder Licence?||December 1, 2017|
|Builder Licensing Brochure||November 28, 2017|
|Active Building Permit Applications||November 23, 2017|
|Presentation for Municipalities||November 22, 2017|
Act and regulations
Links to the New Home Buyer Protection Act and regulations pertaining to builder licensing are available below: