In Quebec, a contractor who wants to sell or build a new residential building must meet two conditions:
1 – be accredited by Garantie de construction résidentielle (GCR). As of January 1, 2015, GCR is the only non-profit organization authorized by the Régie du bâtiment du Québec (RBQ) to administer the guarantee plan for new residential buildings in Quebec.
2 – Hold a Régie du bâtiment du Québec (RBQ) contractor licence with at least one of subclass 1.1.1 or 1.1.2
This mandatory guarantee plan fulfills certain obligations on your part and covers the following new residential buildings:
1.1.1 Buildings held in undivided co‑ownership – Detached, semi‑detached or row‑type single‑family house and multifamily building of two to five units
1.1.2 Buildings held in divided co‑ownership – Detached, semi‑detached or row‑type single‑family house and multifamily building held in divided co‑ownership (condo) of no more than four stacked private portions