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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The ECA Ottawa office is now OPEN with our regular hours in effect!

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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 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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ONTARIO OPENS STEP 2 JUNE 30

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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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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