Prompt Payment and Construction Act

The Government of Ontario has long recognized that the construction industry is a volatile industry requiring some measure of protection for those companies and individuals supplying labour and materials to job sites. In 1983, the Government enacted the Construction Lien Act to replace the Mechanic’s Lien Act.

Ontario’s Construction Act introduced significant changes, these came into force on October 1st, 2019. Owners, general contractors, sub-contractors, suppliers, and municipalities all need to have an understanding of these changes. Here are some documents that can help your understanding.

A Layperson’s Guide to the Construction Act – Thanks to the Ottawa Construction Association and contributors Dan Leduc (Norton Rose, Fulbright), Louis-Pierr Gregoire (Gowling WLG Canada) and Andrew Ferguson (MBC Law).
NTCCC Position Paper on Prompt Payment  – Thanks to the National Trade Contractors Coalition of Canada.
Prompt Payment Cheat Sheet 2019 – Thanks to contributors Michael McClusky and Trenton Johnson.