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.
Visit esasafe.com in early December 2015 for the detailed Fee Schedule and to access the Quick Reference Guide, the updated application form and other helpful information.
Please forward comments or questions regarding the 2016 fee schedules to the ESA Customer Service Centre at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 2015 Fee Guide contains a new pricing structure for New Residential Single Family Dwellings and New Apartment Buildings. Please be advised that ESA will not be implementing this change in pricing structure and the work is priced as follows:
The per unit fee for all single family dwellings, regardless of square footage, is:
|With service size up to 200A [R030]||$217||$485|
|With service size 201-400A [R031]||$313||$634|
|With service size 401A+ [R052]||$452||$849|
For Apartment Building and Retirement/Nursing Homes, the fee is $96 (NC $104) [R019] for each of the first 4 units plus $47 (NC $51) [R019] for each additional unit, regardless of the quantity of outlets in each unit.
For any inquiries, including ESA inspections, call: 1-877-ESA-SAFE (1-877-372-7233).