ESA is a not-for-profit self-funded organization. As a result, ESA charges for inspection and other services. Revenues from the provision of services are directed at covering ESA’s operating expenses and supporting public electrical safety education. Wiring fees cover the costs of processing of wiring permit, inspections of wiring work and enforcement of the Ontario Electrical Safety Code, investigations of Code violations, Enforcement efforts against illegal work, maintaining and up-date the Code to cover technological or marketplace changes, and public awareness efforts re: safe electrical work, among other related activities. More information on how ESA uses wiring fees can be found in the most recent Summary Report to Contractors.
Effective January 8, 2016 all wiring fee items will increase by an average 1%.
In addition, a number of individual fee prices have been adjusted:
Earlier this year, ESA consulted on these changes with stakeholders via our advisory councils and through an open call for comment. Detailed information on the changes above and the consultation process can be found here.
We recognize that fee adjustments have a real impact on Licensed Electrical Contractors. While we have made every effort to offset the impact of increasing business costs, we do need to make this slight adjustment to fees in order to cover our costs in order to ensure electrical safety across Ontario.
Please forward comments or questions regarding the 2016 fee schedules to the ESA Customer Service Centre at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For any inquiries, including ESA inspections, call: 1-877-ESA-SAFE (1-877-372-7233).