A construction company that acts as an employer is a physical person (sole proprietorship) or a corporation or partnership.

An employer must:

  • Hold a licence issued by the Régie du bâtiment du Québec (RBQ) in or several of the general contractor or specialized contractor subcategories;
  • Hire employees to do construction work;
  • Declare the hours worked of the employee(s) in the employer’s monthly report.

An administrator, shareholder, corporation, or member of a partnership may also be an employee. However, a physical person (sole proprietorship) may not be considered an employee in his or her own company.