This blog calls for the Ontario government and law enforcement to end the ESA's monopoly, cut fees across the board.

Limit its absolute power. Investigate and stop the alleged criminal abuse of that power and self-enrichment.

Expose fundamental flaws that deteriorate safety causing more accidents, fires and fatalities.
It looks like there are grounds to suggest that the preceding and/or the following could be true.

Electrical Safety Authority, why do I need three licenses to work as a self-employed residential electrician in Ontario?

I would like to work as a licensed self-employed residential electrician in Ontario replacing switches, installing wall outlets, changing light fixtures, adding circuits, as well as wiring repairs, renovation, panel upgrades and troubleshooting in houses and condo units.

Why do I need to get and pay for three licenses to do such basic and rudimentary work?

Why do I have to pay thousands of dollars to the Electrical Safety Authority for the right to work as a self-employed residential electrician?

Why do I have to pass a master electrician's exam if I am going to work for myself as a residential electrician in Ontario?

Why do I have to pass a master electrician's exam which includes high voltage stations and many other similar absolutely unrelated and unnecessary topics if I were to work for myself as a self-employed residential electrician?

Why do I have to pass a master electrician's exam which includes airport installations and a bunch other similar unnecessary sections if I were to work for myself as a residential electrician?

Why do I have to study construction cranes and many other absolutely unrelated and absolutely useless for me and my work chapters if I am going to work as a residential self-employed electrician?

Why do I have to obtain 3 licenses, years of hands-on experience, pay tens of thousands of dollars (or earn less) over 7 or more years of studying, apprenticeship, exams, etc. for the right to start working as a mundane self-employed home electrician?

And why does a homeowner need: zero licenses, zero hours of any experience, need to pay zero dollars over zero years for the right to do electrical work? Why does a homeowner need to: do zero years of studying, take zero courses, zero apprenticeships, and pass zero exams for the right to do exactly same work?

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Ask the ESA these or any other questions via email ESA.Cambridge@electricalsafety.on.ca

Ask your MPP.

Email the Mister directly Ms. Tracy MacCharles. Or visit web site of the Minister of Government and Consumer Services, which is accountable for the ESA activities.

Or do you have your own story of abuse, neglect, unfair treatment, overcharge, etc. to share publicly? Join us in a class action if you think they are parasites and sue them together with us!

When a bunch of abused folks speaks out, nothing happens.

If there are a hundred or a thousand of us, we will prevail and restore the justice, common sense, and fairness!



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SECA - Small Electrical Contractor Association. We should create it in order to fight for what is just, fair and right

ECAO - Electrical Contractors Association of Ontario

CoAC - Contractor Advisory Council

OESC - Ontario Electrical Safety Code