By Anthony Capkun
July 31, 2020 – In Saskatchewan, government relations minister Lori Carr announced the transfer of electrical (and gas) licensing services from the Ministry of Government Relations to the Technical Safety Authority of Saskatchewan (TSASK) will be completed this weekend.
“On Tuesday, August 4, 2020, contractors, tradespeople and businesses can go to TSASK’s website to obtain, renew and pay for their gas and electrical licences online,” Carr said. “This is the next step in creating a one-stop shop for provincial technical safety services which, in turn, will reduce red tape and help to build a strong Saskatchewan.”
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“We welcome the opportunity and the challenge that this expansion presents to TSASK,” said Bill Scott, CEO of TSASK. “We look forward to welcoming new members to our team and to establishing relationships with a new group of stakeholders.”
This transfer is just one part of a larger initiative to centralize numerous technical safety services in the province to TSASK. The next step, which is scheduled for 2021, will consist of transferring gas and electrical inspections and permitting from SaskPower, and plumbing inspections and permitting from the Saskatchewan Health Authority.