What are the licensing requirements for a handyman in Quebec?

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Posted by: from Saint Hubert
3/11/2019 at 4:20:12 PM

Do handymen working exclusively on private residences in Quebec need a general contactors license? I have spoken to a few RBQ employees who give me conflicting answers. Two have stated that as long as I work on a private residence, I can do any work except electrical, plumbing, HVAC, and gas. One other RBQ employee told me I cant do any work without a general contractors license.

I believe Act R-20 is the authority on this but it is not clear, since it doesn't relate specifically to handymen.


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Oscar from Duarte Tile in Hamilton
Date/Time3/11/2019 at 9:33:23 PM

Handymen dont need a license for small repairs, but if you are doing plumbing, electrical,hvac,gas and structural changes you will need a license and permits.

You can hire the handymen to do all work except the ones that need a license


Oscar Duarte

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Tracy in Saint Hubert
Date/Time12/26/2021 at 6:07:32 PM

Unfortunately, handyman DO need a licence to do any work for payment...even door knobs and light bulbs.

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