How to choose an electrical contractor

Green Tree Electric recommends following the Electrical Safety Authority’s guidelines for hiring an electrical contractor. The electrical contractor you choose should have a valid ECRA/ESA Electrical Contractor Licence. A valid licence will ensure the electrical contractor:

  • is fully insured for all projects
  • is qualified in the specific area of electrical work that is required
  • can provide a Certificate of Inspection through the ESA
  • is able to show references from previous projects
  • is able to provide a free assessment on the work required

Green Tree Electric contractors participate in the Electrical Safety Authority’s Authorized Contractor Program. Green Tree Electric makes all home owners aware:

  • of the requirements for contractors to be eligible to be part of Electrical Safety Authority’s Authorized Contractor Program.
  • that the ESA will audit a contractor’s work as opposed to perform a full electrical inspection.
  • of the program’s benefits:
    • consistent workflow
    • reduced downtime during renovations
    • compliance to the Ontario Electrical Safety Code