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, in the greater Ottawa area.


Please note that the ECA Ottawa office, 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.




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 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 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 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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Ontario Ending Stay At Home

The Government of Ontario announced February 8, 2021 that the Province is “moving to a regional approach allowing each region to transition from the shutdown to a revised ‘Framework”. The…

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ECA Ontario Conference 2022

2021 Conference Rescheduled to September 2022 –  ECA Ontario’s 2021 Annual Industry Conference in Prague, Czech Republic, has been rescheduled to September 18-24,2022. Prague, capital city of the Czech Republic, is nicknamed…

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Ontario Enters 2nd State of Emergency

Effective Thursday, January 14, 2021, at 12:01 a.m., the government is issuing a 2nd State of Emergency and a stay-at-home order requiring everyone to remain at home with exceptions for…

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Ontario In LockDown December 2020

December 21, 2020 – Ontario Premier Doug Ford announced today a province-wide shutdown effective Saturday, December 26 at 12:01 a.m. Most businesses and schools will remain closed The full announcement…

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canada emergency rent subsidy

November 23, 2020 – The Federal Government just announced today the new Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy (CERS). Canadian businesses, non-profit organizations, or charities who have seen a drop in revenue…

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November 20, 2020 – Ontario has a developed a new Covid-19 response framework as part of its ‘Keeping Ontario Safe & Open’ strategy. This colour-coded, five-level system is designed to…

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November 11, 2020 – Today we pause to honour the sacrifice, courage and extraordinary service of our veterans, and those who continue to serve and defend our country. This is…

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