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MGCS 570/05 Hardship Clause

MGCS 570/05 Licensing of Electrical Contractors and Master Electricians

The Ministry of Government and Consumer Services (MGCS) has posted a public consultation document on proposed changes to Ontario Regulation 570/05 Licensing of Electrical Contractors and Master Electricians to its Regulatory Registry.

The proposed changes include introducing a Hardship Clause under the licensing regulation.  This will provide ESA’s Statutory Director with discretion to approve additional time to meet the Master Electrician Licence renewal requirements to individuals who are unable to satisfy the requirements in the stipulated timeframe due to extenuating circumstances.

The proposed changes will reduce burden on businesses in situations where a licensed individual may encounter unique challenges in meeting the requirements for renewing a licence in the stipulated time frame, causing undue hardship. 

The consultation document is available on Ontario's Regulatory Registry and was available for stakeholder feedback until April 28th, 2019.