ESA Working Groups & Consultations
Five-Year Corporate Strategy 2021-2025
ESA is in the process of preparing its next five-year strategic plan for 2021-2025 and wants to get input from our key stakeholders on some core elements.
You are invited to participate in this strategy development process by responding to a consultation survey.
How to participate in the consultation
Please review the next five-year strategic plan materials below:
Infographic - An overview of view ESA's Five Year Strategic Plan
Complete and email the survey to email@example.com by 4 p.m. on Friday, August 9, 2019.
Thank you in advance for taking the time to provide your insights. Your feedback is integral to ESA’s strategic plan and is sincerely encouraged and valued.
Completed Working Groups & Consultations
2020 RBO & Wiring Fees
ESA launched a stakeholder consultation on wiring fees under Risk-based Oversight (RBO) and other updates to fees charged for notifications to do work under the Ontario Electrical Safety Code when RBO goes live in early 2020.
ESA is not increasing existing fees as published in its fee guide.
ESA produced a simple and clear document to explain the planned updates and the rationale for each. ESA has also provided a “redline” version of the fee guide, so you are able to see what the updated 2020 fee guide could look like.
Instructions for Providing Feedback
Consultation closed on Friday July 5, 2019.
Responses must include:
- Name of the responding individual or organization
- Phone and/or email contact information
- To what stakeholder group you belong:
- electrical contracting business
- individual electrician
- Local Distribution company
- the general public
- safety organization
- other (specify)
- Responses to the questions posed in the consultation document above. You can elect not to answer a question. You may also make additional comments.
MGCS 570/05 Hardship Clause
In April, the Provincial Government held a public consultation on proposed changes to introduce an undue hardship clause under ESA’s Licensing of Electrical Contractors and Master Electricians. On June 12, 2019, the Provincial Government announced that the undue hardship clause has been officially adopted into law. This amendments will come into effect on January 1, 2020.
The introduction of an undue hardship clause will permit the Statutory Director of Licensing the discretion to allow additional time (within reason) for Master Electrician licensees to meet the renewal deadline if they have missed it due to undue hardship (e.g. serious illness).