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Licensing Strategic Plan 2021-2025

The Electrical Safety Authority recently held a public consultation on a plan for the direction of licensing regulation for Licensed Electrical Contractors (LECs), Designated Master Electricians (DMEs) and Master Electricians (MEs).

As an enabler of ESA’s Five-Year Corporate Strategy, the Licensing Strategic Plan 2021-2025 outlines ESA’s licensing purpose, goals and related activities. ESA’s Licensing Strategic Plan 2021-2025 considers the broad approaches ESA will take to clarify and simplify the paths to compliance for all Licence Holders, while acting as a partner that encourages a culture of electrical safety that will add value to the lives of all Ontarians.

Consultation materials:

Backgrounder: ESA Licensing Strategic Plan 2021-2025

ESA Licensing Strategic Plan 2021-2025

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Infographic: ESA Licensing Strategic Plan 2021-2025

This consultation closed on Nov. 1, 2019. Should the consultation and approval processes be successful, ESA intends to begin implementation in April 2020. ESA will engage the licensed community and industry when developing the supporting activities that are included in the final Licensing Strategic Plan 2021-2025.


Past Consultations


Consultation/Working Group Date
Five-Year Corporate Strategy August 2019
2020 RBO and Wiring Fees July 2019
MGCS 570/05 Licensing of Electrical Contractors and Master Electricians April 2019
Ontario Electrical Safety Code (OESC) 27th Edition April 2018
Licensing of Electrical Contractors and Master Electricians (Regulation 570/05) April 2017
Electrical Distribution Safety Regulation 22/04 April 2017
2017 Wiring Fee Adjustment July 2016
Exploring an Amendment to the Electrical Distribution Safety Regulation July 2016
Five-Year Licensing Renewal January 2016
Public Electrical Safety Awareness Survey November 2015
2015 Community Powerline Safety Summit June 2015
2016 Wiring Fee Adjustment June 2015
Public Electrical Safety Measure on LDC Scorecard March 2015 
Ontario Electrical Safety Code (OESC) 26th Edition March 2015
2015 Wiring Fee Adjustment July 2014
Harm Reduction Strategy 2.0 August 2014
2013/2014 Changes to Wiring Services Fees and Licensing Fees October 2012    
Proposed changes to Rule 2-005 - 2012  August 2011
Proposed Ontario Technical Amendments - 2012 August 2011