ESA Response to COVID-19

Check this page often. ESA will continue to monitor and provide updates related to COVID -19 as circumstances change.


UPDATE: March 22, 2022

ESA is working diligently to address the emerging issues during the Pandemic. We continue to focus on the highest safety-related priorities of the province, while protecting our staff and the public.

ESA has updated the following guidance documents for inspections:



Previous Documents

February 7, 2022

Updated guidance documents to Regions for inspections.


January 6, 2022

Updated guidance documents for homeowner inspections.


Previous COVID-19 communications:


Doing our Part

ESA is doing our part to help slow the spread of COVID-19.

We have limited operational site visits and taken precautionary measures to keep the Ontario public and our employees safe, such as:

  • Closed our offices to the public. Access is only available for mail and courier deliveries.
  • Cancelled training courses, Master Electrician exams, large gatherings and conferences/networking events.
  • Suspended all business air travel, including domestic.
  • Moved stakeholder engagement activities, including Advisory Council meetings, to video/conference call.

Questions? Contact ESA general media enquiries

About the Electrical Safety Authority

The Electrical Safety Authority's (ESA’s) role is to enhance public electrical safety in Ontario. As an administrative authority acting on behalf of the Government of Ontario, ESA is responsible for administering specific regulations related to the Ontario Electrical Safety Code, the licensing of Electrical Contractors and Master Electricians, electricity distribution system safety, and electrical product safety. ESA works extensively with stakeholders throughout the province on education, training and promotion to foster electrical safety across the province.

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Media Enquiries

For further information:
Electrical Safety Authority
905-712-7819 or