Bulletin to Members: Registration of Constructors and Employers Engaged in Construction (Form 1000)

February 5th, 2024

Before beginning work at a project every constructor and employer engaged in construction must complete an approved registration form (Form 1000):

This requirement is set out in section 5 of the Regulation for Construction Projects (O. Reg. 213/91).
According to the Ministry of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development, the purpose of the form is to give them the legal name and contact information for any employer (including self employed individuals) working on the project at the time of inspection. This form should be filled out prior to arrival on the project and kept at least until the work of that employer ends.
Recently, the Supreme Court of Canada in R v. Sudbury confirmed that the term “employer” includes municipalities, consulting engineering firms, architectural practices, surveyors, and even building officials that dispatch their own workers to the project sites. 

ACEC-Ontario members are encouraged to submit Form 1000 along with a statement that clarifies the role of the consulting engineering firm:
NAME OF FIRM does not have direct control over the day-to-day activities of the workers on the project site other than for the workers directly employed by NAME OF FIRM. While NAME OF FIRM does not exercise direct control over the project site or the workers at the project site, NAME OF FIRM is submitting this Form 1000 strictly for the purpose of assisting the constructor to comply with section 5(2) of Ontario Regulation 213/91 Construction Projects.”

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Doug DeRabbie, Director, Government and Stakeholder Relations, at dderabbie@acecontario.ca.