Is there a security screening check anywhere in Canada for generals contractors before optaining their licence?

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Posted by: from Quebec City
10/5/2016 at 11:24:12 AM

Does generals contractors (anywhere in Canada except the province of Quebec because they already go through the process) need to go through security clearance check up/criminal records check in the attempt to get their licence?

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Date/Time10/5/2016 at 1:20:51 PM

No licence is required in the city that I live in. In Toronto a licence is required and they do a background check.

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Date/Time10/7/2016 at 10:47:43 AM

It depends on the city, each one has different requirements, and that's if a license is required at all. Remember that a contractor license is a business licence, not a trade license like a plumber or an auto mechanic.

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David from Cusa Contracting in Angus
Date/Time10/7/2016 at 7:13:23 PM


When a person or a company obtains their business licence, usually the City Government does a criminal check.

Hope this will help.

Thank you,


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