Certificate advertisements in Ontario Construction News

You can place the certificate and notification advertisements as required by the Ontario Construction Act, while fulfilling the legal definition of a “newspaper” under the Legislation Act (2006), quickly and economically by following these simple instructions.

Our rates are significantly lower than you have been paying previously. We have a simple flat rate of $249.00 plus HST, regardless of notice length.

You have the choice of completing the information through an online form yourself, or emailing/faxing us the standard government form (which you can download from our site). The advantage of the online form is a slight advantage of speed if you are completing the form shortly before the 5:00 p.m. deadline the day before publication, and your ability to control the process. However, we’re happy to do the data entry work for you at no extra cost, and will provide a proof to you for same day return, if you send in the documentation by 4:00 p.m. We’ll publish it in the next day’s issue if you return the signed proof by 5:00 p.m. to certificates@ontarioconstructionnews.com.

If you wish us to complete the data-entry process, download the form, and complete it accurately.

  1. Email it to us at certificates@ontarioconstructionnews.com. You can also fax the form to (613) 702-5357.
  2. Once we receive the form, we’ll verify and confirm we’ve received it, and send you a proof.
  3. Once you’ve confirmed the proof is okay, we’ll publish your ad/notice the next business day and post it on our searchable notice page. We’ll then send you a copy of the ad with the certificate to confirm the publication date for your records, along with the final invoice.
  4. Please check the ad to make sure it is right. While we take care and review the ads before publication, you will want to ensure that everything is correct right away after the advertisement is published.
  5. If you have any questions, you can email certificates@ontarioconstructionnews.com or phone us at (888) 627-8717 ext 114. If that line is busy or you cannot wait for a voice mail response, try extensions 214 or 224.


Please review the Terms of Use which apply to use of this site, including the placement of certificate and notice ads. Ontario Construction News is not permitted to provide legal advice or opinions, conduct legal research for readers, or interpret the law. You should consult with a qualified lawyer to understand the rules regarding placing of notice advertisements under the Ontario Construction Act regulations.

Here’s the fine print from our lawyers:

Effective May 1, 2019, 2650547 Ontario Ltd. will publish Ontario Construction News on a daily basis, with the intention that it will serve as a place for construction industry professionals to publish legal notices and certificates. In choosing to advertise here, you acknowledge that it is your sole responsibility to ensure that your project qualifies under the terms and provisions of the new Ontario Construction Act, which went into effect July 1, 2018, and that the project you are advertising is not subject to transitional provisions that would require compliance with the previous Ontario Construction Lien Act. Should you become aware of any errors in  your advertisement after it is published, please advise us of the errors and we will use best efforts to provide a corrected insertion in Ontario Construction News at no further cost.  For further information, please review our terms of service at www.ontarioconstructionnews.com/termsof, which you agree to accept by making use of any services on this website.

Generally the new Ontario Construction Act applies for projects which started or were in the prebid/qualification stage (whichever is earlier) after July 1, 2018. There are other conditions, including special provisions for leaseholds, and you should consult with a qualified lawyer to understand and implement the rules.