Gas Contractor

A Gas Contractor is a company who may employ people who are apprentices in trades, including steamfitters, pipefitters, plumbers or refrigeration and air conditioning mechanic technicians.

Only gas contractors are permitted to perform gas installations, home owners are not permitted to perform this type of work.

Types of Gas Contractors

Domestic

A Domestic Gas Contractor provides domestic installation services. Domestic installation is an installation where:

  1. The total combined gas load does not exceed 205 kilowatts (700,000 btu) per hour; and
  2. The individual appliance load does not exceed 117 kilowatts (400,000 btu) per hour.

Domestic Gas Contractors may employ people who are apprentices in trades, including Steamfitter-Pipefitters, Plumbers or Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Mechanics. A Domestic Gas Contractor’s Licence can be issued to anyone who is or employs a Domestic Gas-Fitter and provides a guarantee bond of $10,000.

To apply for a licence complete the relevant Contractor's form: 

General

General Gas Contractors may engage business, advertise and hold themselves out as Contractors. They are authorized to work on installations over 700,000 btu combined load. A General Gas Contractor's Licence can be issued to anyone who employs a General Gas-fitter and provides a guarantee bond of $10,000.

To apply for a licence complete the relevant Contractor's form: 

Gas-Fitter Employer

A Gas-Fitter Employer’s Licence authorizes the employer of a licensed Gas-Fitter to install, repair and maintain gas piping and equipment on their employer’s premises. No bond is required for this licence.

Complete the Gas-Fitter Employer's Licence Application / Renewal form to apply for a licence. 
 

Gas-Fitter Supply House

A Gas-Fitter Supply House is a manufacturer, jobber or wholesaler or a manufacturer’s agent of gas equipment.

Complete the Gas-Fitters Supply House Licence Application / Renewal form to apply for a licence. 

Bond Information

A Gas Contractor’s Surety Bond is a promise by a surety or guarantor to pay one party (the obligee) a certain amount if a second party (the principal) fails to meet their obligation, such as fulfilling the terms of a contract.

The bonds are typically purchased at insurance agencies, the minimum for Gas Contractors is $10,000. When a contractor purchases a bond, it must be submitted with their licence application to TSASK where it is kept on file. If a contractor’s work does not meet TSASK’s standards, TSASK can call the bond and have the work completed by a trusted contractor which is paid for from the bond.  

View a sample Gas Contractor's Bond.