Certificates and licenses
Electrical Contractor Licence # 7011912
In Ontario only electrical contractors licensed by ESA may do electrical work for hire. Obtaining a license is mandatory for all Electrical Contractors and Master Electricians in Ontario.
In order to become licensed as a Licensed Electrical Contractor, each applicant is screened to ensure they meet the requirements of the Electricity Act and Regulation 570/05 (Licensing Regulation).
The Licensing Regulation prohibits ESA from issuing a license to a contractor that does not meet minimum prescribed requirements. All Licensed Electrical Contractors must meet the following to obtain a licence:
Master Electrician License #6015305
Each applicant for a Master Electrician license must meet the requirements of the Electricity Act, 1998 (the Act) and Ontario Regulation 570/05 (Licensing Regulation).
The Licensing Regulation requires Master Electricians to meet minimum prescribed requirements, such as:
- Be at least 18 years of age;
- Have at least three years’ experience in the electrical trade:
- As a journeyperson electrician carrying out work under a valid Certificate of Qualification; or
- Practicing the trade of electrician — construction and maintenance; electrician — domestic and rural or industrial electrician under a valid Certificate of Qualification;
- Practicing the trade of powerline technician under a valid Certificate of Qualification;
- Working for an electrical contractor as a licensed P.Eng. registered with the Professional Engineers Ontario; or
- Working for an electrical contractor as a Certified Engineering Technologist or C.Tech registered with the Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians & Technologists;
- Pass the Master Electrician examination.
309A Electrician License
In order to become a licensed electrician in the Province on Ontario you must first complete an electrical apprenticeship.
What if I already had an Electrical License from another Country?
What education is required to become an electrical apprentice?
How long is an electrical apprenticeship?
Can I receive any credit hours for completed education?
What type of work does an electrician do?
- ICI Sector – Work in this sector is Industrial, Commercial and Institutional. This is referred to as a Construction and Maintenance Electrician.
- Low Rise Residential Sector – This sector is restricted to housing excluding high rise residential buildings.
- Lineworkers – This sector is restricted to the high voltage and the utility sectors.
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