Canada’s Constitution gives the ten provinces and three territories jurisdiction over construction. Some cities also have this authority through a special relationship with their provincial authority. To enact building and fire regulations, the provinces, territories, and municipalities pass legislation that references the relevant Codes Canada publications or provincial code.
The provincial and territorial authorities having jurisdiction are responsible for:
- adopting and enforcing laws and regulations
- providing interpretation of such laws and regulations
- providing training and education in such laws and regulations
- establishing roles and responsibilities of trades people and professionals.
Provincial/territorial ministry contacts: