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Ontario Government Organizations

Jobs Protection Office (Ontario Ministry of Labour)

347 Preston Street, Suite 430
Ottawa ON K1S 3J4
Tel.: 613-288-3827 or 1-888-998-9959
Fax: 613-727-2900
Website: www.labour.gov.on.ca
E-mail: oqconstruction@ontario.ca

  • Implementation and promotion of the 2006 Ontario Quebec Construction Mobility Agreement
  • Assistance to Ontario workers and contractors wishing to work in the Quebec construction industry
  • Recognized trade and health and safety training
  • Implementation Disputes and Harassment Complaints
  • Skills and experience cards for of specialized and Trade Activity work
  • Crown Corporation and Electrical Utility Tendering requirements
  • Bulk Trucking Brokerage System
  • Underground economy

Ministry of Labour

347 Preston Street, 4th Floor
Ottawa ON K1S 3J4
Tel.: 613-228-8050 or 1-800-267-1916
Fax: 613-727-2900
Website: www.labour.gov.on.ca

  • Health and Safety information
  • Employment Standards information

Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB)

200 Front Street West
Toronto ON M5V 3J1
Tel.: 416-344-1000 or 1-800-387-0750
Fax: 1-888-313-7373
Website: www.wsib.on.ca

  • Contractors/employers, self-employed must register with WSIB when working in Ontario

Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU)

Ottawa Office:
347 Preston Street, 3rd Floor, Suite 310
Ottawa ON K1S 3J4
Tel.: 613-731-7100 or 1-877-221-1220
Fax: 613-731-4160

Cornwall Office:
132 Second Street, Suite 202
Cornwall ON K6H 1Y4
Tel.: 613-938-9702 or 1-877-668-6604
Fax: 613-938-6627
Website: www.edu.gov.on.ca

  • Apprentice registration
  • Evaluation for Jobs Protection Office Trade Activity Cards

Ontario College of Trades

655 Bay Street, Suite 600
Toronto ON M5G 2K4
Tel.: 647-847-3000 or 1-855-299-0028
Fax: 1-866-398-0368
Website: www.collegeoftrades.ca

  • Issuing certificates of qualification and statements of membership
  • Establishing apprenticeship programs and other training programs
  • Maintaining a public registry of its members

ServiceOntario

Toll Free: 1-800-267-8097
Website: www.ontario.ca/page/business-services

  • Company/business registration to obtain Master Business Licenses
  • Services for business
  • Various licenses and permits to do business in Ontario
  • ServiceOntario Centres

Ministry of Finance
Retail Sales Tax Central Registry

33 King Street West
Oshawa ON L1H 8H5
Tel.: 1-866 ONT-TAXS (1 866 668-8297)


Taxation-Ottawa
1400, Place Blair, Suite 300
Ottawa ON K1J 8B8
Tel.: 1-866 ONT-TAXS (1 866 668-8297)

Website: www.fin.gov.on.ca

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Ontario Contractor Associations

Council of Ontario Construction Associations

180 Dundas Street West, Suite 2001
Toronto ON M5G 1Z8
Tel.: 416-968-7200
Fax: 416-968-0362
Website: www.coca.on.ca

  • Association of Ontario Industrial, Commercial, Institutional (ICI) and heavy civil construction industry

Ontario General Contractors Association

6299 Airport Road, Suite 703
Mississauga ON L4V 1N3
Tel.: 905-671-3969
Fax: 905-671-8212
Website: www.ogca.ca

  • Association for Ontario general contractors
  • Advice on handling contracts
  • Working with architects, engineers and owners

Ontario Home Builder’s Association

20 Upjohn Road, Suite 101
North York ON M3B 2V9
Tel.: 416-443-1545 or 1-800-387-0109
Fax: 416-443-9982
Website: ohba.ca

  • Association for Ontario home builders
  • Residential building industry in Ontario
  • New home construction and residential renovation industries

The Ottawa Construction Association

196 Bronson Avenue
Ottawa ON K1R 6H4
Tel.: 613- 236-0488
Fax: 613- 238-6124
Website: www.oca.ca

  • Represents non-residential construction industry contractors in Ottawa. i.e. commercial, industrial and institutional market

Greater Ottawa Home Builders Association

30 Concourse Gate, Suite 108
Ottawa ON K2E 7V7
Tel.: 613-723-2926
Fax: 613-723-2982
Website: www.gohba.com

  • Represents home building and renovation professionals in Ottawa region.

Electrical Contractors' Association of Ottawa

86 Greenfield Avenue
Ottawa ON K1S 0X7
Tel.: 613-238-1124
Fax: 613- 238-8194
Website: www.ecaottawa.org

  • Voice of the electrical industry on all matters pertaining to the greater Ottawa area

The Mechanical Contractors’ Association of Ottawa

280 Albert Street, Suite 601
Ottawa ON K1P 5G8
Tel.: 613- 232-0492
Fax: 613 -235-2793
Website: www.mcac.ca

  • National Trade Association serving the needs of mechanical contractors  

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Other Ontario Organizations

Tarion Warranty Corporation

1580 Merivale Road, Suite 508
Ottawa ON K2G 4B5
Tel.: 1-877-982-7466
Fax: 1-877-664-9710
Website: www.tarion.com

  • All new home and condominium builders must registers with Tarion so that all new homeowners receive the new home warranty coverage that they are entitled to by law

Infrastructure Health and Safety Association (IHSA)

5110 Creekbank Road, Suite 400
Mississauga ON L4W 0A1
Tel.: 905-625-0100 or 1-800-263-5024
Fax: 905-625-8998
Website: www.ihsa.ca

  • Provides Health and Safety training for contractors and workers

Electrical Safety Authority

155 A Matheson Blvd. W, Suite 202
Misissauga ON L5R 3L5
Tel.: 1-877-372-7233

Ottawa:
111 Colonnade Road, Suite 200 A
Ottawa ON K2E 7M3
Tel.: 613-228-7064
Fax: 613-228-7733 
Website: www.esasafe.com

  • Responsible for regulating the safe use of electricity and equipment in Ontario
  • Enforces the Ontario Electrical Safety Code, and appoints Inspectors
  • Electrical contractors must get their Electrical Safety Authority licence to work in Ontario

Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA)

3300 Bloor Street West – 14th Floor Centre Tower
Toronto ON M8X 2X4
Tel.: 416-734-3300 or 1-877-682-8772
Fax: 416-231-4903

Website: www.tssa.org

  • Public Education;
  • Training and Certification;
  • Licensing and Registration for contractors  and workers in the fuel  and elevating device trades
  • Engineering design review;
  • Investigations, prosecution Inspections;
  • Safety management consultation.

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Ontario Unionized Construction Workers' Organizations

Provincial Building and Construction Trades Council of Ontario

35 International Boulevard, Suite 206
Toronto ON  M9W 6H3
Tel.: 679-8887
Fax: 416-679-8882
Website: www.ontariobuildingtrades.com

  • Ensures workers in the trades receive fair wages, benefits and job-site standards.
  • Secures safe and healthy work site conditions.
  • Obtains training and skills upgrading.
  • Defends the dignity of all craft work

Building and Construction Trades Council of Eastern Ontario

5 Beechwood Avenue
Ottawa Ontario K1M 2J5
Attention: Mr. Richard Hayter
Tel.: 613-226-7585 or 613-749-6575
Fax: 613-226-6463
E-mail: buildingtradescouncil@sympatico.cam

  • Improves the health, job safety, economic conditions of the members of its affiliates, and of working men, women and minors in the construction industry

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Quebec Government Resources

Quebec Construction Commission/Commission de la Construction du Québec (CCQ)

Head Office/Siège social
8485, avenue Christophe-Colomb
Montréal (Québec) H2M 0A7
Tel.: 514-341-2686
Fax: 514-341-6354

Gatineau Office/Bureau de Gatineau
225, montée Paiement
Gatineau (Québec)  J8P 6M7
Tel.: 819-243-6065
Fax: 819-243-6088
Website: www.ccq.org

  • Workers and contractors must register with the CCQ when working in Quebec in the construction trade
  • Responsible for applying the Act on Labour Relations, Vocational Training, and Manpower Management in the Construction Industry

Régie du bâtiment du Québec (RBQ)

Direction des licences (Montréal)
545, boul. Crémazie Est, 4e étage
Montréal (Québec) H2M 2V2
Tel.: 514-873-0976 or 1-888-271-2491
Fax: 514-864-2903

Bureau régional de l’Outaouais
170, rue de l'Hôtel de ville, Bureau 9.1
Gatineau (Québec) J8X 4C2
Tel.: 819-772-3860 or 1-800-567-6897
Fax: 819-772-3973

Website: www.rbq.gouv.qc.ca

  • Contractors must register with the RBQ before bidding/working in Quebec
  • RBQ license must be revewed yearly

Ministère du Revenu du Québec (MRQ)

Complexe Desjardins
150, rue Sainte-Catherine Ouest 
Montréal (Québec) H5B 1A4
Tel.: 1-800-567-4692

MRQ-Outaouais
170, rue de l'Hôtel-de-Ville, 6e étage
Gatineau (Québec) J8X 4C2
Tel.: 1-800-567-4692
Website: www.revenu.gouv.qc.ca

  • All employers must pay their fiscal obligations when working in Quebec

Régistraire des entreprises du Québec

(Immatriculation et modification au registre)

In person:
2050, rue de Bleury
Bureau RC 10
Montréal (Québec) H5B 1A4
Tel.: 1-877-644-4545
Fax: 514-873-6431

By mail:
C.P. 1153, succ. Terminus
Québec (Québec)
G1K 7C3

By courier service:
3, complexe Desjardins, secteur D172RE
Montreal (Québec) G1K 7C3
Website: www.registreentreprises.gouv.qc.ca

Société de l’assurance automobile du Québec (SAAQ)

Centre de Service
Case postale 19600, succursale Terminus
333 boulevard Jean-Lesage
Québec (Québec) G1K 8J6
Tel.: 514-873-7620 or 1-800-361-7620
Fax: 514-873-4320

SAAQ Centre de Service de Gatineau
975  boul. St-Joseph
Gatineau (Québec) J8Z 1W8
Tel.: 1-800- 361-7620
Website: www.saaq.gouv.qc.ca

  • Heavy equipment, truck registration and automobile insurance

Commission des transports du Québec (CTQ)

545, boulevard Crémazie Est
10e étage, bureau 100
Montréal (Québec) H2M 2V1
Tel.: 1-888-461-2433
Fax: 514-873-4720
Website: www.ctq.gouv.qc.ca

  • Heavy equipment and truck registration

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