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.
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. 

As one of 11 regional associations that make up the Electrical Contractors’ Association of Ontario (ECAO), ECA Ottawa speaks on behalf of its members on issues regarding electrical contracting, construction legislation, health and safety policies, education, government relations, labour relations and the development of 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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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.

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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NEW COVID FRAMEWORK

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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ECA OTTAWA REMEMBERS

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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Ottawa Enters Modified Stage 2

October 9, 2020 – The Provincial Government announced targeted restrictions for Ottawa, Toronto and Peel regions due to their higher transmission rates of Covid-19. Effective Saturday, October 10, 2020 the…

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Support for Business Owners

There are a few support systems the Federal Government has announced in the last several months which apply to business owners. Programs such as the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy, the…

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Pre-Screening Now Mandatory

As COVID-19 cases increase within Ontario in what has been described as a “second wave”, the Ontario Government has implemented regulatory changes that, effective September 26, 2020, mandate that all…

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New TEMPORARY EI PROGRAMS

For CERB claimants who don’t qualify for the new EI benefits, which the CCPA estimates could be as many as two million people, they may be eligible to apply for…

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CERB IS OVER, NOW WHAT?

New temporary benefits – CERB is now ending and is being replaced with new Employment Insurance (EI) program. Canadians with 120 insurable hours—which equates to 3.5 weeks of work in…

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Gov’t Rolls Back Numbers In Ottawa

September 17, 2020 – Premier Doug Ford announced today, in consultation with Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health and local medical officers of health, has amended the Stage 3 rules…

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Feds To Replace CERB

The federal Liberals are rolling out a $37-billion income-support plan for workers whose earnings have crashed during the pandemic. The CERB will be extended for another four weeks, and a…

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Download THE Covid Mobile App

ECA Ottawa encourages our members to download the COVID Alert mobile app to protect yourself and your community!  Apple App store: https://apps.apple.com/ca/app/id1520284227Google Play store: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=ca.gc.hcsc.canada.stopcovid. You will receive a phone alert if you…

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OTTAWA ENTERS STAGE 3

The provincial government announced that as of Friday, July 17th at midnight, Ottawa will officially enter Stage 3 of the reopening framework.  This includes the expansion of personal gatherings from…

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