ECN Electrical Forum - Discussion Forums for Electricians, Inspectors and Related Professionals
ECN Shout Chat
Shout Box
Recent Posts
by Rabbit. 03/20/18 08:23 PM
Recall notice: Southwire wi-fi wall switches
by sparkyinak. 03/15/18 06:03 PM
Goodman Manufacturing Recalls Modular Blowers
by Admin. 03/13/18 10:40 PM
MAAX Spas Recalls Hot Tubs and Swim Spas
by Admin. 03/13/18 10:29 PM
New in the Gallery:
Housebilding DIY wiring
SE cable question
Who's Online Now
0 registered members (), 7 guests, and 8 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Rate Thread
How to open an electrical company in ontario #102703
09/16/06 08:56 PM
09/16/06 08:56 PM
Adam12  Offline OP
Junior Member
Joined: Apr 2006
Posts: 1
ontario canada

I got my 309A ticket this month.
By law can i put my add in local yellow
pages to get elctrical work.
Whats the requirement to open electrical


Tools for Electricians:
Re: How to open an electrical company in ontario [Re: Adam12] #170659
11/08/07 09:48 AM
11/08/07 09:48 AM
topp52  Offline
New Member
Joined: Nov 2007
Posts: 4
london ontario canada
you have to be a licenced electrician for 3yrs. take the pre-master electrician course and write the masters exam.once you pass you can register to become an electrical contactor. visit esca website

Re: How to open an electrical company in ontario [Re: topp52] #170684
11/08/07 08:18 PM
11/08/07 08:18 PM
jdevlin  Offline
Joined: Aug 2002
Posts: 402
welland ontario canada
here is the link to the ESA contractor page.

To be eligible for an ECRA/ESA Electrical Contractor Licence the applicant shall;
In the case of an individual, be at least 18 years of age;
Be a Master Electrician, or employ at all times at least one Designated Master Electrician;
Have an address for service;
Have public liability and property damage insurance coverage of at least $2,000,000;
Be registered with the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board, if the applicant is required to register under the Work Place Safety and Insurance Act, 1997;
Not be in default of filing a return with the Minister of Finance or of paying any tax, penalty or interest assessed under the Retail Sales Tax Act or the Corporations Tax Act, if applicable, for which payment arrangements have not been made; and
Not owe the ESA any money for which payments arrangements have not been made.

Re: How to open an electrical company in ontario [Re: Adam12] #170927
11/15/07 08:23 AM
11/15/07 08:23 AM
mr_electrician  Offline
Joined: Jun 2007
Posts: 106
London, Ontario
I am in the process of getting my masters. The inspector was telling us of a guy who put an add in who was not a registered elecrical contractor. Within 3 weeks he received registered mail asking him to remove his add or be fined! They are really cracking down out there. The inspector said that they are handing out fines whether your lisenced or not. If you don't meet there requirments, then your working illegally.

Never trust an electrician with no eyebrows!!


2017 Master Electrician Exam Preparation Combos
2017 NEC Electrician
Exam Prep Combos:
Master / Journeyman


Member Spotlight
Attic Rat
Attic Rat
Bergen Co.,N.J. USA
Posts: 524
Joined: December 2003
Show All Member Profiles 
Top Posters(30 Days)
Admin 5
Trumpy 5
Popular Topics(Views)
244,536 Are you busy
181,661 Re: Forum
171,708 Need opinion
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.1
(Release build 20180101)
Page Time: 0.021s Queries: 15 (0.004s) Memory: 0.9599 MB (Peak: 1.0921 MB) Zlib enabled. Server Time: 2018-03-21 10:29:09 UTC