Since 31 December 2005, professionals that can prepare applications, accompanying drawings and specifications, are:
- civil engineers,
- designers certified by the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing
To be certified by the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing, Designers and Inspectors must
successfully complete the examinations administered by the Ministry in areas of Legal and Technical
requirements of the Building Code Act, related to areas of their practice and register with the
Ministry, [all certified Designers and Inspectors who could work for municipality, or RCA (registered
code Agencies) are listed in the “Public Registry” which could be accessed from here:
The Province of Ontario, Canada, implemented these changes to assure public safety, to improve accountability and create a more consistent and transparent environment for the Construction Industry.
To find out details about these changes, consult the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing at their web-site, given above, or phone: 416.588.6666.
Ontario Building Code Act requires that a person who is constructing or demolishing a building needs to obtain a building permit