Federal Prompt Payment for Construction Work Act is Now in Effect

The CISC is pleased to announce that the Federal Prompt Payment for Federal Projects is finally in force as of December 9, 2023. The Public Services and Procurement Canada announced the news on December 12, 2023. Read the Government of Canada’s Official News Release here: https://www.canada.ca/en/public-services-procurement/news/2023/12/new-federal-prompt-payment-legislation-to-protect-construction-workers.html Driven by the NTCCC (National Trade Contractors Coalition of Canada) [...]

2024-02-02T16:18:04-05:00December 21st, 2023|


BC Moving Forward With Prompt Payment Legislation The Canadian Institute of Steel Construction (CISC) continues to push for the implementation of regulations and adjudication procedures that will bring the Federal Prompt Payment Act into force!  The Canadian Institute of Steel Construction welcomes the announcement of a significant breakthrough by the British Columbia Construction Association (BCCA), confirming that the legal counsel of the BC's Ministry of the Attorney [...]

2021-11-16T10:00:34-05:00November 16th, 2021|


Combat the Problem of Late Payments In order to combat the problem of late payments, the Coalition Against Late Payments in Construction, of which the ACQ is a member, has developed a pilot project in the form of a web capsule to facilitate payment to companies that take part in public construction contracts. Watch the capsule [...]

2021-11-02T16:31:57-04:00November 2nd, 2021|

Saskatchewan Prompt Payment Enforcement Date Announced

On October 20th, the Government of Saskatchewan announced that on March 1, 2022, the 'Builders' Lien (Prompt Payment) Amendment Act, 2019 will be proclaimed into force. This new provincial legislation and adjudication regulations will protect and define the rights and obligations of the construction industry stakeholders by establishing reasonable payment timelines for construction projects! The CISC, as a strong [...]

2021-11-02T16:25:19-04:00October 20th, 2021|

Holding Pattern: Alberta Awaits Prompt Payment

Holding Pattern: Alberta Awaits Prompt Payment and Construction Lien Updates Based on announcements by Service Alberta and the Minister, was that the prompt payment and adjudication regimes introduced in the PPCLA would take effect on July 1, 2021. Service Alberta still has no official date for the publication of the regulations, or for when the PPCLA will be proclaimed [...]

2021-11-02T16:32:46-04:00October 18th, 2021|

BCCA Runs Prompt Payment Radio Ads

BCCA Runs Prompt Payment Radio Ads- BCCA runs radio ads on CFAX and CKNW during the week of October 18 to communicate the need for Prompt Payment legislation in BC. https://bccassn.com/bcca-runs-prompt-payment-radio-ads/

2021-11-02T16:27:04-04:00October 18th, 2021|

Alberta’s Bill 37 was introduced on

Alberta’s Bill 37 was introduced on October 21, 2020 The Builders Lien (Prompt Payment) Amendment Act 2020,  it was to introduce timelines and rules for payments and liens in all construction industry sectors, ensuring contractors and subcontractors are paid on time. The Builders’ Lien (Prompt Payment) Amendment Act, 2020 passed second reading on Oct. 28, 2020. [...]

2021-01-28T14:48:05-05:00October 21st, 2020|

The Government of Saskatchewan published

On Friday August 28th, 2020 The Government of Saskatchewan published the Prompt Payment Regulations.  The Builders' Lien Amendment Regulations, 2020 (the Prompt Payment Regulations) for The Builders' Lien (Prompt Payment) Amendment Act, 2018 (the Prompt Payment Bill) provide the details, with the effective of date of April 1, 2021. The Government is in the process of [...]

2021-01-28T14:26:00-05:00August 28th, 2020|

British Columbia’s government announces

British Columbia’s government announces their intention to modernize their existing construction legislation in order to help resolve their ongoing challenges of delayed payments in the province. Bill M223, the Prompt Payment (Builders Lien) Act, will follow a similar structure to Ontario’s Bill 142. The CISC continues to provide assistance and resources to bring this legislation to [...]

2019-12-09T16:34:36-05:00June 1st, 2019|

Since then, the Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan passed the

Since then, the Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan passed the third reading of The Builders’ Lien (Prompt Payment) Amendment Act. Saskatchewan is now the third province to enact prompt payment legislation, alongside Ontario and Nova Scotia. The CISC has played an active role in communication with government officials to establish a strong legislation that supports Canadian construction [...]

2019-12-09T10:59:19-05:00May 1st, 2019|


Go to Top