Independent contractor

To act as an independent contractor in the construction industry, a company must not have employees. The work must be done by an individual (sole proprietorship), or by the designated representative in the case of a corporation or partnership.

The company must also:

  • Hold a licence from the Régie du bâtiment du Québec (RBQ) in a specialized contractor subcategory;
  • Declare the hours worked as an independent contractor in the monthly report;
  • Do exclusively maintenance, repair, and minor renovation work. Exceptionally, a company that holds an RBQ licence in the Excavation and Earthworks subcategory may execute all construction work.