Gas Contractor

A Gas Contractor is a business owner who employs a licenced Gas-Fitter.

Only Gas Contractors are permitted to perform gas installations, homeowners are not permitted to perform this type of work. 

How do I become a Licensed Gas Contractor?

  1. Ensure you have a qualifying Gas-Fitter. See our Licensed Contractor or Operator directory for a list of all active Gas-Fitters.
  2. Purchase a Gas Contractor’s Surety Bond at an insurance agency. The minimum guarantee amount is $10,000. More information can be found in the Bond Information section below.
  3. Determine which type of gas contractor you qualify for. The Types of Gas Contractors section includes descriptions and how to apply.
  4. Submitting your bond to TSASK:
    1. The insurer can email a copy of the bond to gelicensing@tsask.ca.
    2. The email must include the following declaration in the body of the email "The attached is a true copy of the original bond as issued.”

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 Employer

A Gas 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 Employer's Licence Application / Renewal form to apply for a licence. 
 

Gas Supply House

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

Complete the Gas 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.  

How to Submit a Bond

TSASK is pleased to announce that we are now accepting E-bonds!

Instead of printing and mailing bonds, you can now send the bond electronically provided the following criteria is met:

  1. E-bonds must be emailed from the issuing insurance agency to gelicensing@tsask.ca.
  2. The email must have the following declaration in the body of the email: "The attached is a true copy of the original bond as issued.”
  3. The email must include the name, address, phone number and email address of the broker and the surety company.

To be considered valid, electronic bonds must contain all of the following:

  • Bond number
  • Bond amount $10,000
  • Full legal business name
  • Obligee: Technical Safety Authority of Saskatchewan
  • Principal’s Signature
  • Insurer’s Signature
  • Seal
  • Date

View a sample Gas Contractor's Bond.