Electrical Business


BC Safety Authority proposes fee increases for 2012-2014

April 17, 2012 | By Anthony Capkun

April 17, 2012 – The BC Safety Authority is inviting feedback on a proposed weighted increase of 3% each year from 2012 through 2014 for electrical, elevating devices, gas, and boilers, pressure vessels and refrigeration fees. Homeowners will not have an increase in 2012. Increase for passenger ropeways and amusement devices are now in effect. Railways will see variable increases starting 2013.

In the case of electrical, a new Electrical Contractor Licence, for example, would cost $167 in 2012 rather than $162. In 2013, that amount would rise to $172, and $177 by 2014.

The BC Safety Authority says it has kept the costs of permits frozen for most technologies at 2008 levels “to support clients during the economic downturn, and has incurred deficits in 2010 and 2011”.

The costs of permits, licences and registration go to pay for an assortment of safety services, including safety officer-led education programs such as province-wide Tech Talks workshops.


For details on the proposed fees and how to provide feedback, visit:

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