In Quebec, the Act and Regulation respecting tourist accommodation establishments, stipulate that anyone wishing to offer accommodation for tourists must have a classification certificate or a principal residence certificate.
The classification certificate, valid for 24 months and covering nine categories of establishments, takes the form of a sign on which the name of the establishment, its category and its classification (number of stars) are displayed.
• Valid for 24 months and intended exclusively for natural persons receiving tourists in their principal residence, the principal residence certificate is a written notice containing the name of the operator, the address of the establishment and the establishment number.
• The certificates must be displayed in public view.
• The establishment number associated with each certificate must be included in all advertising. It consists of a sequence of 6 digits. It must be indicated as follows:
"Establishment Number: XXXXXX". It may be placed anywhere on the advertisement.