Program for the Accessibility of Tourist Establishments

Programme d'accessibilité des établissements touristiques (PAET)


Ministère du Tourisme et des Loisirs

Program Type




Type of Aid


Financial Aid

80%, up to $50,000


This program promotes accessibility in Quebec tourst establishments for persons with a disability. It offers financial support to projects that aim to transform or improve tourist infrastructures in order to obtain Kéroul’s accessibility rating, or projects to improve existing accessible infrastructures.


  • Work must conform to barrier-free design standards of Quebec Construction Code
  • Work must be carried out by one or more contractors licensed by la Régie du bâtiment du Québec (RBQ)
  • If an applicant decides to use specialized rather than general contractors, they must do so conforming to the requirements of the RBQ; depending on the nature or scope of the work, Kéroul may require the applicant to make use of a general contractor
  • Kéroul may require that the applicant employs the services of a professional depending on the nature of the work
  • Blueprints and estimates must be carried out as follows:
  • For structural work, the building’s envelope, or the integrity of its fire resistance, blueprints must be drafted, sealed, and signed by a member architect of the Ordre des architectes du Québec; a structural engineer is also required if the structure is being modified, while a mechanical and electrical engineer is required if significant modifications to the mechanical and electrical systems are necessary

  • For other types of work not pertaining to structure, envelope, or the integrity of fire resistance, blueprints may be drafted, sealed, and signed by a member architectural technician of the Ordre des technologues professionnels du Québec

  • Financial aid can reach 90% for applications from an Inuit or First Nations organization,community, or population that is recognized by the National Assembly, or for a project undertaken in the Îles-de-la-Madeleine region

Eligible Expenses

  • Technical estimates necessary to determining the work to be completed so as to respond to Kéroul eligibility requirements
  • Conversion work required to obtain Kéroul’s accessibility rating
  • Contingency costs, up to 10% of total expenses
  • Professional fees associated with blueprints and estimates (if necessary), related to eligible work
  • Costs of eligible work (materials, labour costs, administrative costs, and contractor fees)
  • Professional services required to produce a certification report signed by a recognized professional and attesting to the completed work and associated costs
  • The cost of a municipal permit
  • Applicable taxes, with the exception of the portion of Quebec sales taxes, goods and services taxes and other costs that are refundable

Supporting Documents

  • Kéroul financial aid form
  • Blueprints and work estimates related to the accessibility component of the project
  • Two bids for the required work with cost breakdowns
  • Certificate of location
  • Letter from owner authorizing work (tenants only)
  • Resolution from board of directors designating an official representative of the organization (not-for-profit organizations or cooperatives only)
  • Resolution from a Band Council indicating its support for the project (Inuit or First Nations organizations, communities, or populations only)