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Home Inspection in Ontario is not yet regulated. Licensing legislation was passed in Ontario in 2017, but the administrative authority to enforce the law has not yet been established. Currently, only British Columbia and Alberta license home inspectors in Canada. As a result, consumers in Ontario have little guidance to know whether their chosen home inspector is qualified, competent and behaving ethically. Do they even carry insurance? Bit of a wild west situation. (Wild East situation, since the west is leading the industry in licensing!)
Thankfully, licensing is coming to Ontario.
As well, CSA, the Canadian Standards Association, has published (March 2016) a Canadian Home Inspection Standard. My national organization, PHPIC, the Professional Home and Property Inspectors of Canada is actively involved in both these initiatives.
What can you do in the meantime, to ensure your inspector is competent and ethical?