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A powerful presence within the profession, the OBOA inspires members and the building industry to make a positive impact on community growth. Members get instant access to certification, career advice, nation-wide job boards, mentorship, professional development, free resources, building code insights, advocacy, networking, fun events and more.


Housing starts in Ontario
in 444+ municipalities

*Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation, YTD 2017

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Why members love the OBOA

OBOA has helped me greatly

I love learning to be able to provide safer and more efficient buildings for everyone to use.

Francois Pelchat,

Building Inspector, Kapuskasing

Member Plans

Whether you’re a student who is just starting out, a seasoned municipal employee, or any other professional impacted by building code regulations, our member plans are designed to help you succeed.

Corrine Nauta

My career began in 1995 with the Ministry (MOEE) and in 2004, I was elected to Municipal Council and during that time,...

Lisa Capener-Hunt

For as long as I can remember, architecture has been a passion of mine, so it is with little surprise that I’ve...

Shannon Black

As a student in both high school and college, becoming a building official was not on my radar. It wasn’t until I was...

Celebrating women in the Ontario building industry for International Women’s Day

It’s International Women’s Day and what better way to celebrate than to honour building officials from across Ontario,...

Pam Skillen

I have spent all of my working life in construction drafting, design and project estimating, but when the opportunity...

Our Strategic Plan

We are committed to ensuring a safer, more sustainable and accessible Ontario by advancing the building official profession.

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