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Licensing

“What is the “CECA Provincial/Territory Licensing Directory” and how can it help you access the means to carry out business throughout Canada?”

CECA has developed a web-based resource which allows you to easily access information, through links and points of contact, in each Canadian province and territory relating specifically to electrical licensing requirements, requirements to conduct business, governing legislation/regulations, and other related web-sites and resources.

“How easy is it to use?”

Simply click on a province or territory on the locator map above and you will be immediately linked to headings relating to the areas cited above. Click on the heading which describes the specific information (highlighted in blue) you wish to access and “voila”.

Remember, the intention of this directory is to provide CECA members with a “Roadmap” for accessing electrical licensing and business requirements across the country. For updates/changes to information and/or requirements please consult with the provincial/territorial “Point of Contact(s)” provided. They are best suited to ensure the accuracy of licensing and business requirements.

Please note: In order to give you a “Snapshot” of licensing requirements, an “Overview to Jurisdictional Licensing” link is provided for each province/territory. To access each specific overview, click on selected province/territory.

Alberta

Overview of Licensing Requirements in Alberta

Point(s) of Contact/Authority – Electrical Licensing

Electrical Contractors Association of Alberta
11235 – 120 Street
Edmonton, Alberta   T5G 2X9
Phone: (780) 451-2412
Fax: (780) 455-9815
Toll Free Phone: 1-800-252-9375
Toll Free Fax: 1-877-321-2551
Executive Director: Sheri McLean, CAE
Web: www.ecaa.ab.ca

Links to Carrying out Business in Alberta
(including municipal/regional requirements)

Link to “Business Start up”

Alberta Licensing Legislation, Regulations, and/or Agreements
Safety Codes Act
Professional & Occupational Associations Registration Act R.S.A. 2000, c. P-26 
Certification & Permit Regulation, Alta. Reg. 168/2002 
Professional Electrical Contractors and Master Electricians Regulation, Alta. Reg. 36/2004 
Agreement on Internal Trade
Other Labour Agreements & Initiatives

Related Alberta Web Site(s) and Resources
Electrical Contractors Association of Alberta

British Columbia

Overview of Licensing Requirements in British Columbia

Point(s) of Contact/Authority – Electrical Licensing

Technical Safety BC
303-235 Bastion St
Nanaimo BC
V9R 3A3

Ulrich Janisch, Provincial Electrical Safety Manager

Phone: (250) 716.5226
Fax: (250) 716.5227
Web: www.technicalsafetybc.ca

Links to Carrying out Business in British Columbia
(including municipal/regional requirements)

Link to “Business Start up” 
Links to BC Municipalities (Business Licenses, Permits, Inspections, etc.)

British Columbia Licensing Legislation, Regulations, and/or Agreements 
Safety Standards Act
Safety Standards General Regulation
Electrical Safety Regulation
Agreement on Internal Trade
Other Labour Agreements & Initiatives

Related British Columbia Web Site(s) and Resources
Electrical Contractors Association of British Columbia

Manitoba

Overview of Licensing Requirements in Manitoba

Point(s) of Contact/Authority – Electrical Licensing

Manitoba Labour and Immigration, Mechanical and Engineering Branch
500-401 York Ave
Winnipeg, MB
R3C 0P8

Terry Rieger, Director
Phone: (204) 945-3507
Fax: (204) 948-2309
Web: www.gov.mb.ca/labour/safety/me/electric.html

Links to Carrying out Business in Manitoba
(including municipal/regional requirements)
Link to “Business Start up”

Manitoba Licensing Legislation, Regulations, and/or Agreements

Electricians License Act
Regulation 186/87, “Electricians Licensing Regulation”
Agreement on Internal Trade
Other Labour Agreements & Initiatives

Related Manitoba Web Site(s) and Resources
Electrical Association of Manitoba

New Brunswick

Overview of Licensing Requirements in New Brunswick

Point(s) of Contact/Authority – Electrical Licensing

Electrical Inspection Program (Unit) Justice and Public Safety

General Information
(888) 659-3222

Mon. to Fri.: 8:15a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Reception : (888) 659-3222
Mon. to Fri.: 8:15a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Fax : (506) 457-7394
Website: GNB Justice and Public Safety Technical Inspection Services

Mailing Address
P. O. Box 6000
Fredericton, NB
E3B 5H1
Canada

Links to Carrying out Business in New Brunswick

Opportunities New Brunswick

New Brunswick Licensing Legislation, Regulations, and/or Agreements

Electrical Installation & Inspection Act, RSNB 2011, C 144
New Brunswick General Regulation, NB Reg 84-165 
Agreement on Internal Trade
Other Labour Agreements & Initiatives

Information on Becoming an Electrician

Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour-Apprenticeship and Trades

Select “Pathways to Certification” and “Labour Mobility”.

Related New Brunswick Web Site(s) and Resources

Electrical Contractors Association of New Brunswick

Newfoundland & Labrador

Overview of Licensing Requirements in Newfoundland & Labrador

Point(s) of Contact/Authority – Electrical Licensing

Service NL
Program and Support Services
Confederation Building
P.O. Box 8700
St. John’s, NL
A1B 4J6
Mike Mosher, Chief Electrical Inspector
Manager of Electrical Safety Services
Phone: (709) 729-3517
Fax: (709) 729-5710
Web: http://www.servicenl.gov.nl.ca/licenses/electrical/

Links to Carrying out Business in Newfoundland & Labrador
(including municipal/regional requirements)
Link to requirements to “Start-up/Conduct Business” (Government Services)
Link to Permits & Licencing (BizPal)

Newfoundland & Labrador Licensing Legislation, Regulations, and/or Agreements

Public Safety Act Chapter p-41.01 
Newfoundland & Labrador Regulation 120/96
Agreement on Internal Trade 
Other Labour Agreements & Initiatives

Related Newfoundland & Labrador Web Site(s) and Resources 
Newfoundland and Labrador Construction Association (NLCA)

Nova Scotia

Overview of Licensing Requirements in Nova Scotia

Point(s) of Contact/Authority – Electrical Licensing

Nova Scotia Department of Labour and Workforce Development
5151 Terminal Rd
Halifax, NS
B3J 2T8
David MacLeod, Chief Electrical Inspector
Phone: (902) 424-8018
Fax: (902) 424-3239
Web: www.gov.ns.ca/lwd/publicsafety/electricalsafety.asp

Links to Carrying out Business in Nova Scotia
(including municipal/regional requirements)
Access to Business
BizPal

Nova Scotia Licensing Legislation, Regulations, and/or Agreements
Electrical Installation & Inspection Act
Agreement on Internal Trade
Other Labour Agreements & Initiatives

Related Nova Scotia Web Site(s) and Resources
Construction Association of Nova Scotia
Nova Scotia Construction Safety Association (NSCSA)
Nova Scotia Construction Labour Relations Association (NSCLRA)

Northwest Territories

Overview of Licensing Requirements in Northwest Territories

Point(s) of Contact/Authority – Electrical Licensing

Government of the Northwest Territories Electrical/Mechanical Safety
Laing Building, 1st Floor, Box 1320
Yellowknife, NT
X1A 2L9
Richard Marion, Chief Electrical/Elevator Inspector
Phone: (867) 873-7461
Fax: (867) 873-0117
Web: www.pws.gov.nt.ca

Links to Carrying out Business in Northwest Territories
(including municipal/regional requirements)

Link to “Business Start up”

Northwest TerritoriesLicensing Legislation, Regulations, and/or Agreements

Electrical Protection Act, R.S.N.W.T. 1988, c. E-3
Electrical Protection Regulations R.R.N.W.T. 1990, c. E-21
Agreement on Internal Trade
Other Labour Agreements & Initiatives

Related Northwest Territories Web Site(s) and Resources
Coming soon.

Nunavut

Overview of Licensing Requirements in Nunavut

Point(s) of Contact/Authority – Electrical Licensing

Safety Services Community & Government Services of Nunavut
P.O. Box 1000 – Station 610
Iqaluit, NU
X0A 0H0
Rick Kelly, Chief Electrical Inspector
Phone: (867) 975-5423
Fax: (867) 975-5453
Web: https://www.gov.nu.ca/community-and-government-services/information/safety-services

Links to Carrying out Business in Nunavut
(including municipal/regional requirements)
Small Business Support Program

Nunavut Licensing Legislation, Regulations, and/or Agreements
Electrical Protection Act, R.S.N.W.T. 1988 c.E-3
Consolidation of Technical Standards and Safety Act, S.Nu. 2002, c.1 (yet to come into force)
Electrical Protection Regulations, R.R.N.W.T. 1990 C. E-21
Agreement on Internal Trade
Other Labour Agreements & Initiatives

Related Nunavut Web Site(s) and Resources
Coming soon.

Ontario

Overview of Licensing Requirements in Ontario

Point(s) of Contact/Authority – Electrical Licensing

Electrical Safety Authority, Licensing Department, Customer Service Centre
P.O. Box 24143, Pinebush Postal Outlet
400 Sheldon Drive
Cambridge, ON
N1R 8E6 
Phone:
 877-ESA-SAFE (372-7233)
Web: www.esasaafe.com/licensing

Links to Carrying out Business in Ontario
(including municipal/regional requirements)
Ontario Business Permit and License Information (BizPal)
Ontario Government – Start and Operate a Business

Ontario Licensing Legislation, Regulations, and/or Agreements
Electricity Act, Part VIII, 1998
Regulation 570/05 – “Licensing of Electrical Contractors & Master Electricians”
Agreement on Internal Trade
Other Labour Agreements & Initiatives

Related Ontario Web Site(s) and Resources
Electrical Contractors Association of Ontario
Electrical Safety Authority
Ontario Construction Secretariat
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers

Prince Edward Island

Overview of Licensing Requirements in Prince Edward Island

Point(s) of Contact/Authority – Electrical Licensing

Government of Prince Edward Island Planning and Inspection Services
31 Gordon Drive
Charlottetown, PE
C1A 6B8
Ted Kitson, Electrical Inspector
Phone: (902) 368-5558
Fax: (902) 368-5526
Web: www.gov.pe.ca

Links to Carrying out Business in Prince Edward Island
(including municipal/regional requirements)
Register my Company to do Business on P.E.I.

Prince Edward Island Licensing Legislation, Regulations, and/or Agreements
Electrical Inspection Act, Chapter E-3 
Electrical Inspection Regulations P.E.I. Reg. Aug. 1/40
Agreement on Internal Trade
Other Labour Agreements & Initiatives

Related Prince Edward Island Web Site(s) and Resources
Construction Association of Prince Edward Island (CAPEI)

Quebec

Overview of Licensing Requirements in Quebec

Point(s) of Contact/Authority – Electrical Licensing

La Corporation des maîtres électriciens du Québec
5925, boul. Décarie
Montréal, QC
H3W 3C9

Marlène Carrier, directrice qualification professionnelle

Tel: (514) 738-2184 or 1 (800) 361-9061
Fax: (514) 738-2192 or 1 (888) 390-2637
Fax: (Qualification professionnelle) (514) 738-9159 or 1 (866) 738-9159
Web: www.cmeq.org

Links to Carrying out Business in Quebec
(including municipal/regional requirements)
Régistraire des entreprises du Québec
Jobs Protection Office (for Ontario contractors only)

Quebec Licensing Legislation, Regulations, and/or Agreements
Master Electrician Act, R.S.Q. c.M-3
Agreement on Internal Trade
Other Labour Agreements & Initiatives

Related Quebec Web Site(s) and Resources

Commission de la construction du Québec (CCQ)
Régie du bâtiment du Québec

Saskatchewan

Overview of Licensing Requirements in Saskatchewan

Point(s) of Contact/Authority – Electrical Licensing

Ministry of Government Relations – Gas and Electrical Licensing
100 – 1855 Victoria Ave
Regina, SK
S4P 3T2
Gary Gehring, Director, Licensing and Standards
Phone: (306) 787-4530
Fax: (306) 798-8882
Web: http://www.saskatchewan.ca/buildingstandards#utm_campaign=q2_2015&utm_medium=short&utm_source=%2Fbuildingstandards

Links to Carrying out Business in Saskatchewan
(including municipal/regional requirements)

Link to “Business Start up” No longer available

Saskatchewan Licensing Legislation, Regulations, and/or Agreements
Electrical Inspection Act 
Electrical Licensing Act (ELA) 
ELA-Reg. 1-Guaranteed Bond
ELA-Reg. 2-Licensing Fees 
ELA-Reg. 3-Licensing Exemption
Agreement on Internal Trade 
Other Labour Agreements & Initiatives

Related Saskatchewan Web Site(s) and Resources

You can find additional links and resources relevant to working in Saskatchewan at the bottom of the Electrical Contractors Association of Saskatchewan website.

Electrical Contractors Association of Saskatchewan

Electrical Permits and Applications

Information on Becoming an Electrician in Saskatchewan

To find out about becoming an electrician in Saskatchewan, visit the following site.

Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission

Yukon

Overview of Licensing Requirements in Yukon

Point(s) of Contact/Authority – Electrical Licensing

Yukon Government Department of Building Services
2071 Second Avenue
Whitehorse, Yukon
Y1A 2C6
Doug Badry, Chief Electrical Inspector
Phone: (867) 667-5741
Fax: (867) 393-6249
Web: http://www.community.gov.yk.ca/building_safety/

Links to Carrying out Business in Yukon
(including municipal/regional requirements)
Small Business Resources

Yukon Licensing Legislation, Regulations, and/or Agreements
Electrical Protection Act, Chapter 65
Electrical Protection Regulation, O.I.C. 1992/017 
Agreement on Internal Trade
Other Labour Agreements & Initiatives

Related Yukon Web Site(s) and Resources
Coming soon.