Managing Construction Liens in Ontario, Short Course | York University | Toronto, Canada
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Managing Construction Liens in Ontario

1 days
795 CAD/full
795 CAD/full
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Developed for experienced industry professionals and legal advisors, this Managing Construction Liens in Ontario program offered by York University will give you a practical understanding of how to navigate the technical elements and legal and practice changes impacting construction liens processes in Ontario.


What you will study

In the face of ongoing market uncertainty, the highly technical laws and rules governing construction liens in Ontario are increasingly difficult to navigate in a timely and proper manner.

In the Managing Construction Liens in Ontario program offered by York University , you will learn the latest insights and tips from a multidisciplinary faculty of legal practitioners and decision-makers who preside over construction matters. You will work through the anatomy and mechanics of liens and the lien trial process and you will learn best practices and which tactics to use – or avoid – in your lien matters.

Programme Structure

The program focuses on:

  • Key updates, impacts and best practices
  • How to navigate new rules, laws and conflicts and managing your lien matters
  • How to get a trial management hearing outside of Toronto
  • When do liens arise? When do they expire?
  • How to recognize and differentiate the various types of liens
  • The mechanics of how to preserve, register and give a lien
  • How to identify gaps in the law and fill them using language in your contracts and subcontracts
  • Troubleshooting tips
  • Oddball and other liens, including the non-lienable
  • How to assess the legal and strategic considerations, including:
  • Interplay between liens and adjudication
  • Relationships in the construction industry and related dynamics
  • Alternatives to liens
  • Deciding whether to lien or not after losing at adjudication
  • Monetary limits and minimums
  • What to do when CRA gets involved?
  • How to evaluate what’s truly a lienable service
  • What is the liability for exaggerated liens?

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 1 days

Start dates & application deadlines

You can apply for and start this programme anytime.
More details
  • On Demand.





Academic requirements

We are not aware of any specific GRE, GMAT or GPA grading score requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

We partnered with Aon to provide you with the best affordable student insurance, for a carefree experience away from home.

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Starting from €0.53/day, free cancellation any time.

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Construction and in-house lawyers
  • Litigation and real estate lawyers
  • Municipal, government and procurement professionals
  • Owners and developers
  • Builders and construction professionals
  • Project managers
  • Contract managers
  • Architects
  • Engineers
  • Business and finance professionals
  • Insurance professionals
  • Consultants

Tuition Fee

To always see correct tuition fees
  • International

    795 CAD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 795 CAD for the full programme during 1 days.
  • National

    795 CAD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 795 CAD for the full programme during 1 days.

Living costs for Toronto

1502 - 2563 CAD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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