ECA Ottawa


The voice of the electrical industry in the greater Ottawa Area

The Electrical Contractors’ Association of Ottawa (ECA Ottawa) was founded in 1964 as a not-for-profit association representing unionized electrical contractors.  ECA Ottawa is the voice of nearly to 200 electrical contractors engaged in the industrial, commercial, institutional, residential and service markets in the Greater Ottawa Area. 

ECA Ottawa speaks on behalf of its members on issues regarding electrical contracting, construction legislation, health and safety policies, education, government relations, labour relations, industry standards and best practices. 

 It is the mission of ECA Ottawa to serve, promote, and improve the electrical contracting industry while ensuring the health and safety of every one of our members and their employees.




ECA Ottawa is the primary source for information on federal programs, industry news, codes and standards, training, COVID-19 updates, and much more. As the instances of COVID-19 decrease and interactions increase, employers should be prepared to adapt to the ever changing environment. Having proper plans and policies in place, along with appropriate and timely information, will not only assist in business continuity but will also protect you and your employees. The following articles will set out some of the key obligations and important issues employers should consider.

U.S. Land Border Opens

The White House announced today, October 15, 2021, it will lift travel restrictions for fully vaccinated foreign nationals (Canada and Mexica) effective Nov. 8, at land borders and for air…

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Wednesday, September 22, 2021 – A COVID-19 vaccine passport system kicks in September 22 in Ontario, requiring people to show proof of vaccination for entry into thousands of non-essential venues…

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Proof of Vaccinations

September 14, 2021 – Today the government released the regulations and guidance for businesses and organizations to support them in implementing proof of vaccination requirements, which take effect on September 22, 2021. Proof will be required…

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Government Extends Support

The Federal Government announced the extension of COVID-19 support measures for Canadians and Canadian businesses. the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy, the Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy and Lockdown Support, the Canada…

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Ontario Opens Step 3

Today the Ontario government has moved into Step Three of the Roadmap to Reopen. It focuses on the resumption of additional indoor services with larger numbers of people and restrictions…

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June 24, 2021 – With key public health and health care indicators continuing to improve, the provincewide vaccination rate now surpassing the targets outlined in the province’s Roadmap to Reopen,…

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Reimbursement for 3-day sick leave

The online application, allowing business owners to be reimbursed for providing paid infectious disease emergency leave, the so-called 3-day sick leave, is now available. As an employer, you may be…

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Province Announces 3 Step Plan

The Ontario government announced a three-step plan to safely and cautiously reopen the province and gradually lift public health measures based on the provincewide vaccination rate and improvements in key…

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Ontario Extends Stay-At-Home Order

With the new, more contagious variants continuing to pose significant risks, the Ontario government, in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health, has extended the Stay-at-Home Order (O. Reg.…

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What You Should Know About Vaccines

It’s not what you think. Watch this YouTube video which provides an interesting insight into the different vaccines and what you should know about them. Click here to watch the…

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Ontario Enacts 3-Day Sick Leave

On April 29, 2021 the Ontario Government introduced Infectious Disease Emergency Leave Pay (“Paid Leave”). Employers will be required to pay eligible employees up to $200 of pay for up…

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CCA Protocols For Construction Sites

CCA has updated its COVID-19 Standardized Protocols for All Canadian Construction Sites to underline the urgency around following health guidelines on worksites, including wearing an N-95 mask or a commercial-grade…

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