The Home Construction Regulatory Authority (HCRA) will be the province’s new regulator of homebuilders and vendors, if designated by the Government of Ontario, acting in accordance with the New Home Construction Licensing Act 2017 (NHCLA), when proclaimed.
Our Future Role:
The Home Construction Regulatory Authority (HCRA) will be responsible for regulating and licensing the people and companies who build and sell new homes in Ontario.
HCRA will enforce high professional standards for competence and conduct in the homebuilding industry, giving new home buyers confidence in one of the biggest purchases of their lives. The HCRA will also improve consistency across the sector, curtailing unethical and illegal builders and fostering a fair marketplace.
In addition to licensing, the HCRA will provide educational information for consumers on their home buying journey.
The HCRA will manage the Ontario Builder Directory (OBD) – which is the official source of background information about each of Ontario’s more than 5,000 licensed builders/vendors.
is responsible for legislative changes to the . While the HCRA is involved in identifying and developing policy improvements on an ongoing basis, it would be responsible for the delivery of delegated services and programs.
The HCRA will enter into an administrative agreement with the Minister of Government and Consumer Services
which would set out detailed expectations for the relationship. would monitor the performance of the organization through accountability mechanisms such as business plans, annual reports and third-party audits.