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Enrolling New Homes

​​​​​Effective February 1, 2021, the Home Construction Regulatory Authority (“HCRA”) assumed Tarion’s previous role of licensing new home vendors and builders. This means that a person who plans to build or sell a new home in Ontario must be licensed by the HCRA and that the HCRA is responsible for granting new licence applications and renewing existing licences. 

Tarion is responsible for processes relating to Qualification for Enrolment (QFE) and Enrolment of homes in the Ontario New Home Warranty and Protection Plan. After receiving a licence from the HCRA, a vendor/builder must apply to Tarion for QFE Confirmation for a home it is considering selling and Enrolment Confirmation for a home they are considering building. In addition to conditions imposed in the ONHWP Act and regulations Tarion may propose additional conditions that must be satisfied by the vendor/builder prior to Tarion confirming that the proposed home has QFE or is enrolled in the Plan. 

The Tarion application process varies depending on the type of home sale/construction transaction. The three types are: 

  • Homes (condominium or freehold) where the land and home are to be sold before construction begins; 
  • Homes (condominium or freehold) where the land and home are to be sold after construction has begun; and
  • Contract homes where the dwelling is to be built on land owned by the prospective homeowner.

Enrolments are typically processed within three business days if the enrolment fee, information (Form) and security, if applicable, are received. Vendors/Builders will receive a Certificate of Completion and Possession and Warranty Certificate (CCP/WC) as confirmation of each home enrolled with Tarion.

Once the home is possessed/occupied, the final sale price must be provided on the Certificate of Completion and Possession (CCP) and the applicable enrolment fee may be adjusted by Tarion.

If you have any questions in regard to enrolling new homes, please contact the Underwriting Department at 1-877-696-6497 ext. 3001 or sending an e-mail to: underwriting@tarion.com.