ESA launches form for reporting unlicensed electrical work

Peter Saunders
July 24, 2019
July 24, 2019 – Ontario’s Electrical Safety Authority (ESA) has launched a new online form to make it easier to anonymously report unlicensed electrical work.

The form is accessible by visiting and clicking on ‘Report Unlicensed Activity.’ There are various fields to fill out before submitting the report to ESA.

While the report can be anonymous and all submitted information will be reviewed even if none of it is personal, it is worth nothing the more details that can be provided, the more likely ESA will be able to follow up and help ensure a level playing field for the province’s more than 8,500 licensed electrical contractors.


0 #3 Alex 2019-08-15 07:09
One of the main issues with catching people is our justice system, unlike in the US we can't set up a sting operation and call some of these morons in like from kijiji or craigs list, or even the local paper where they advertise, at least so I am told by the ESA . So the ones that are carefull may never get caught.
Hopefully one of them will burn someone's house down or kill someone and then maybe the ESA and the justice dept will get serious.
I look at it as if lowes, home depot, home hardware can all maintain 2 long isles of electrical supplies in hundreds of stores, then not enough is being done.
0 #2 Alex Bover 2019-08-15 07:00
the fines need to go up, as some "do it all handimen" think the risk of being caught (low if they are careful) is worth the extra money they make on a job.
12 years after this all started and I am still having to justify my cost to customers over some hack working under the radar. And still finding newly done work that needed to be fixed.
+1 #1 Nate 2019-08-14 15:38
Now if only Alberta took its electrical program seriously like Ontario did

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