ECA Ottawa

ELECTRICAL CONTRACTORS
ASSOCIATION OF 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, in the greater Ottawa area.
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Please note that the ECA Ottawa, in compliance with the Provincial Governments stay-at-home-order, has closed the office for in person visits. The ECA Ottawa staff continue to work from home and can be reached by phone or email.
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For the latest information on Government announcements and programs on Covid-19 please visit our Covid-19 web page.

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Education

Updates & INFORMATION

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.

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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Gov’t Inspectors Coming To Jobsites

Monday, April 19, 2021- The Ontario government will begin targeted provincewide inspections of construction sites starting  last Friday, April 16, 2021 to ‘hotspots’ of which Ottawa is one. They will…

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Travel Restrictions Imposed

Monday April 19th, 2021 – Premier Ford announced late Friday that non-essential construction will be shut down effective Monday April 19th until at least May 20th. Checkpoints will also be…

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Essential Construction Definition

Essential Construction Defined – Further to the ECA Ottawa newsletter of Friday April 16 the province has now posted on line the detail as to what is essential construction. If…

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Ontario Enacts Provincial Stay-At-Home Order

The Ontario government is immediately declaring a third provincial emergency under s 7.0.1 (1) of the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act (EMPCA). Premier Doug Ford says the order will take effect at 12:01…

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Ontario Moves To Phase 2 Vaccine Plan

The Ontario government is moving into Phase Two of its COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan, with a focus on reaching individuals in “hot spot” communities where COVID-19 has disproportionately impacted certain neighbourhoods.…

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Dr. Etches Asks Province TO Lockdown Ottawa

Ottawa’s medical officer of health Dr. Vera Etches has asked the province to move Ottawa to the ‘Grey-Lockdown’ level of COVID-19 restrictions before the Easter weekend.Visit CTVNewsOttawa.ca for details…

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Ottawa Moves Back To Red Zone

Thursday, March 18, 2021 – Ottawa is entering the province’s Red Zone as of midnight tonight (Thursday). Under the Red control zone restrictions, second only to Lockdown in terms of…

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OTTAWA MOVES TO ORANGE LEVEL

Ottawa and Eastern Ontario Move to Orange Tuesday –  Fifty-two days after Ottawa and eastern Ontario moved into lockdown, restaurants, non-essential businesses and gyms will be allowed to reopen for…

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