Licensed Electrical Contractors (LEC) are the only businesses in Ontario legally authorized to do electrical work in your home. any business that offers or performs electrical work must be licensed by the Electrical Safety Authority. The Licensed Electrical Contractor employs qualified electricians and a designated master electrician, and must abide by the Ontario Electrical Safety Code, the Occupational Health and Safety Act, Workplace Safety and Insurance Act( WSIB ), and other applicable laws. The Licensed Electrical Contractor must also meet other obligations related to conducting electrical work, including supervision, administration and safety requirements.
How you can find out a difference between someone who is a qualified electrician versus a Licensed Electrical Contractor?
Always ask for their electrical contractor’s licence number from ECRA/ESA. It should be on their business card, estimate and their vehicle. Also, make sure to get an ESA Certificate of Inspection when the electrical work is complete, for your records.
How you can find address and phone number and licensed number of Licensed Electrical contractor?
You can verify and or find a Licensed Electrical Contractors in Ontario using ESA’s contractor locator tool using the ‘search by contractor’ function.
Always ask for an ESA/ECRA licence number to make sure you’re choosing the right electrical contractor. And if you’re using a general contractor or other trade professional who subcontracts the electrical, the work always needs to be completed by a Licensed Electrical Contractor. Ask your general contractor, check the status of the person working in your home or find a Licensed Electrical Contractor here.
It’s the Safest Decision to Make
There are many electrical dangers in your home that can put you and your loved ones at risk.
Electrical work is dangerous and always best left to a Licensed Electrical Contractor with the expertise, equipment and training to do the job safely. Hiring the wrong person for the job can result in major property damage, or even loss of life. You may know someone who can do the work cheap, but consider the real cost if something went wrong
Kiyan Electric Inc is a Licensed Electrical Contractor and :
We are fully insured , will arrange permits, qualified to perform the type of electrical work you require, can offer a Certificate of Inspection and provide references.