About OntarioACHI

Founded in 2012 the Ontario Association of Home Inspectors is a not-for-profit association of members with aims to improve the quality and standing of Home and Property Inspection for the benefit of consumers and our profession.

The association is run by, and for, Home & Property Inspectors in Ontario.

Our goal is to ensure all Home Inspectors are qualified to the highest standards and comply with the most exacting professional Code of Ethics, Standards of Practice and Duty of Care.

A consumer hiring an OntarioACHI qualified Canadian-Certified Home Inspector (CCHI) will know they have they hired a truly Professional Home Inspector.

Transport-Canada UAS (Drone) proposals   Recently updated !

The deadline to respond to Transport Canada for the proposed changes to the regulations for Unmanned Aircraft Systems is fast approaching. Written comments should be sent to carrac@tc.gc.ca by October 13, 2017. For anyone who hasn’t yet read the proposals you can find them here: http://www.gazette.gc.ca/rp-pr/p1/20…l/reg2-eng.php Here is a very high level summary […]

WSIB Policy Framework review

The date for submissions to the proposed rate and policy changes by the WSIB is October 13th.  The proposed changes are far reaching and could be costly to Home Inspectors who have family members with their own businesses. The summary of the proposed changes can be found here: http://bit.ly/2hzJWE1 The devil […]

Sign up for SignPost

We are offering a new news brief service to all Inspectors in Ontario, Canada.  We will be sending out very short, simple messages on a regular basis that provide tips, advice, tricks and guidance on helping develop a more professional Home Inspection business and assist in your endeavours to protect […]

Combating the waiving of Home Inspections   Recently updated !

Current Market Conditions The Real-Estate market in Ontario has seen a recent phenomenon of home being sold with multiple-bids and selling for astronomically high prices, sometimes 30% over asking.  In this frenzied buying atmosphere, buyers are waiving conditions, usually the Home Inspection and often financing clauses. This puts the buyer […]

Verbal Report not worth it

Timeline to regulation

Bill-59 has now been “Ordered for Third Reading”.  This means the Bill will return to the Assembly for what we believe will be the final debate, and then await Royal Assent.  For Government Bills the usual period of time between Third Reading and royal Assent is between 1 day and […]

Home Inspection Act, 2017

Following the passage of “Bill 59, 2016 – An Act to enact a new Act with respect to home inspections and to amend various Acts with respect to financial services and consumer protection” through the first and second reading, and through the presentations at the Standing Committee on Social Policy, […]

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Is your Home Inspector registered for WSIB?

A post by one of our members covers this topic.  (Original post here: https://fppi.ca/inspector-cleared-perform-inspection/) As of January 1, 2013, the Ontario Government made WSIB coverage mandatory for most people in the construction industry.   It was a little known fact that under rate class G  – Construction industry) in the WSIB […]

OREA stance on Home Inspections

The board and volunteers of OntarioACHI applaud the latest press release from the Ontario Real Estate Association (OREA), the trade association that supports Realtors, for their stance on Home Inspections. We were especially pleased to see that Tim Hudak, CEO of OREA, said “Instead of placing another demand on home […]


Insurance – Another Kick at the Can

Insurance is always an emotive item of business expenditure.   While many businesses believe they are never going to do anything wrong, mistakes can happen. In a tightening financial marketplace, some individuals will also attempt to take advantage of service providers, choosing to sue at the least excuse to try to […]

OntarioACHI Campus Approved Training

The Accreditation committee has been working with a number of training suppliers to secure Continued Educational Training for our members. In order to speed up confirmation of whether training is approved to be used as CEU credits towards the ongoing maintenance of your CCHI designation look for the following logo. […]

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Hopefully you didn’t notice

Your Association’s connection to you Since 2012, we have been providing our members with a number of services on the Internet.  Development of these services has been carried out mainly by volunteers in the Association with support from our technology sponsor eComSecSol Consultancy Inc. Once the platforms were built, we […]

Bait and switch selling

“Cut-price” Inspections

Background The market this year (2016) has seen some strange influences with respect to Real-Estate sales.  The combination of a widening price gap between entry-level and upgrade homes, the tightening of the lending markets and the restrictions placed upon CMHC covered mortgages has led to a reduced inventory. The combination […]

Happy Canada Day!

Did You Know? Canada’s confederation was on July 1st, 1867 and it took 22 years for it to be declared a statutory Holiday.  Strangely enough it took another 28 years, (until July 1st, 1917) 50 years AFTER confederation for it to be actively Celebrated across Canada.   Up until then most […]



Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Regulations

Roof Inspection problems for Home Inspectors A number of regulatory and advisory changes have occurred over recent months that have affected the Home Inspection Profession in Ontario.  CSA standards, which cover roof inspections in such a way as to leave a massive opening for liability demands that Inspectors pay even […]

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Is the future rosy? Unlikely!

Over the last 3-4 months most Inspectors in Ontario have seen a decided down-turn in the Home Inspection business.  While a lot of this can be attributed to people waiving the home inspection condition as part of a multiple bid scenario, this is not the only driver. High prices restricting […]

Keeping in Touch – Newsletters

The volunteer team at OntarioACHI has been sending out newsletters to Home Inspectors across Ontario for just over 3 years now. We have been continually tracking the statistics to see what information is of interest to our subscribers. We have adjusted the format of the Newsletters, as well as placement […]