Regulation - LGIC

Licensing of Electrical Contractors and Master Electricians

Regulation Number(s):
Instrument Type:
Regulation - LGIC
Bill or Act:
Ministry of Consumer and Business Services Statute Law Amendment Act, 2004 (Bill 70)
Summary of Decision:
The Regulation permits the Electrical Safety Authority to commence licensing of electrical contractors and master electricians. Sections 1, 2, 8 to 13, 31 to 33 come into force on July 1, 2006. Sections 3 to 7 and 14 to 30 come into force on January 1, 2007. For more information on the regulation, contact
Further Information:
Proposal Number:
Posting Date:
November 9, 2005
Summary of Proposal:
A regulation to establish a provincial system of licensing electrical contractors and master electricians to be administered by the Ministry's delegated administrative authority, the Electrical Safety Authority (ESA). This will replace the patchwork of existing municipal licensing systems. It will create harmonized inspection and enforcement and give the Electrical Safety Authority the ability to strengthen consumer protection and electrical safety.
Contact Address:
Electrical Safety Authority
155A Matheson Blvd. West
Suite 200
Mississauga, ON L5R 3L5
Effective Date:
July 1, 2006