Educate Yourself

The more informed you are, the better your buying decision.

There are a number of items you should take into consideration the next time you hire an Electrician.
When in doubt, please feel free to contact us if you have more questions.

Virtually all electrical installations work requires an electrical permit.

Electrical Permits are obtained by Master Electricians to ensure Code compliance. Consumers are encouraged to ask for a copy of the electrical permit. A permit exception would be simply replacing devices with like and kind. Master Electricians, Journeyperson Electricians and Apprentices are issued trade qualification wallet cards. Consumers are encouraged to ask to see them. Consumers can verify with the Safety Codes Council that they are dealing with an ‘active’ Master Electrician by visiting  www.safetycodes.ab.caCredentialed Electricians or indentured Apprentices are required to do electrical contractor work.

Electrical Contractors should have WCB (Workers Compensation Board) coverage.

Consumers are encouraged to ask for evidence that this is in place, including personal coverage for working electrical business owners, and contact the WCB to confirm. This coverage protects all parties, including the home owner from a potential lawsuit due to a worker injury occurring on their property.

PEC’s are committed to ensuring these coverages are in place.

Electrical Contractors should have Liability Insurance.

Consumers are encouraged to ask for evidence that this is in place and contact the identified insurance company to confirm. Consumers should review the amount of liability insurance in place for the electrical contractor and assess if it is sufficient for the work in question.

PEC’s are committed to ensuring these coverages are in place.

Consumers are encouraged to obtain more than one quote to ensure you are making an informed decision.

This is to ensure you are comfortable with your price.

Contact ECAA to ensure the contractor you are planning to hire is a member in good standing.

This Association is the voice of the electrical industry. Contact ECAA to ensure the Contractor is a member-in-good-standing. This Association is also the Registrar for the Professional Electrical Contractor (PEC), Certified Master Electrician (CME), and Registered Master Electrician (RME) titles in Alberta. These are voluntary titles pursued by Master Electricians aspiring to a higher professional standard, and it holds them accountable through legislation to their peers. Consumers are strongly encouraged to ask for this credential.

Important Message to Consumer

As a consumer it is advantageous to ask if the electrical contractor belongs to the Electrical Contractors Association of Alberta (ECAA). This association is the voice of the electrical industry in Alberta and is the registrar for the Professional Electrical Contractor (PEC); Certified Master Electrician (CME) and Registered Master Electrician (RME) titles in the Province.

Still have more questions?

Contact the Electrical Contractors Association of Alberta and we will be more than happy to assist you.
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Some of the lessons I learned through the course [PEC] were things that I did not realize or know about yet, and was working without proper protection both for myself and my employees, not to mention my customers….

I am a great believer in the PEC Program…The program was designed to help the very technically sound Electrician, learn the business side of Electrical Contracting, and become a true Professional.

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Clem Gratton PEC

CFO, CMN Electrical Systems Ltd.