ESA is a not-for-profit, self-funded organization. We charge for inspections and other services to support electrical safety education, enforcement, and operating expenses, such as:

  • processing notifications of work (“Permits”)
  • inspecting wiring work
  • enforcing the Ontario Electrical Safety Code (OESC) and investigating violations
  • combating the underground economy
  • updating the OESC to reflect technology and market changes
  • educating Ontarians about safe electrical work

2023 Wiring Fees

Wiring fees increase 5% on September 18, 2023. This increase reflects the inflationary pressures that ESA, and many organizations, are facing, as we strive to deliver on our important mandate to improve electrical safety for Ontarians.

Wiring fees have increased only 2% over the past seven years, and licensing fees have not increased at all. ESA has managed prudently and effectively to absorb the cumulative inflation costs of over 20% during that seven-year period.

Effective September 18, 2023:


2023 wiring fee guide

Order the Fee Schedule

Click here to order a free 4"x5" version of the Fee Schedule (your ESA account number must be provided to place the order)