Regulation - LGIC

Housekeeping Amendments to the Licensing of Electrical Contractors and Master Electricians Regulation (O.Reg.570/05)

Regulation Number(s):
Instrument Type:
Regulation - LGIC
Bill or Act:
Electricity Act
Summary of Decision:
The government of Ontario approved the regulatory amendments to adopt the Licensing of Electrical Contractors and Master Electricians regulation, which comes into effect on January 1, 2018.
Further Information:
Proposal Number:
Posting Date:
February 16, 2017
Summary of Proposal:
The Ministry of Government and Consumer Services is proposing amendments to the Licensing of Electrical Contractors and Master Electricians regulation (O. Reg. 570/05) under Part VIII of the Electricity Act, 1998. These amendments aim to achieve the following objectives:

• Remove out-dated references, such as references to provisional licences which are no longer valid.
• Correct reference errors in the regulation (i.e., references to sections in the regulation).
• Align with other regulators' requirements.
• Clarify existing administrative requirements for licensees.
• Align language in regulation with the language in the enabling statute, the Electricity Act, 1998.

The proposed amendments would clarify existing requirements in the regulation, such as:

• Clarify existing licence application requirements for master electricians.
• Clarify what information is outlined on a electrical contractor licence issued by the Electrical Safety Authority (ESA).
• Clarify what changes to licence information ESA needs to be notified of (e.g., a licensed electrical contractor must notify ESA when there is a change in the designated master electrician).

Please see the attachment for further details.

The ministry welcomes feedback and encourages anyone interested to provide comments on its proposal.

You may submit your comments:
• to the Regulatory Registry;
• by e-mailing them to:; or
• by mailing them to the ministry contact address.
Contact Address:
Ministry of Government and Consumer Services
56 Wellesley Street West, 6th Floor
Toronto, ON M7A 1C1
Attention: Mary Beth Fazzari, Public Safety Branch
Effective Date:
January 1, 2018