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Non-Regulatory Business

ESA’s Objects under its Letters Patent and Administrative Agreement (AA) with the Ministry of Government and Consumer Services (MGCS) facilitates ESA to carry out non-regulatory business – as long as it meets ESA’s mandate to promote electrical safety in Ontario. The AA sets out specific policy principles including the financial independence and application of fair business practices when non-regulatory business is conducted. 

Non-regulatory business activities include:

  • Regulatory services provided to non-regulated clients and installations. For example, certain types of electrical wiring work are out-of-scope of the Ontario Electrical Safety Code or where no other electrical authority having jurisdiction exists (e.g. properties on First Nations land, federal facilities or provincial Crown facilities, and mines). ESA can provide wiring inspections and Continuous Safety Services upon request. More information can be found in Section 2-000 of the Ontario Electrical Safety Code
  • Other services offered by ESA that are deemed non-regulatory business, including field evaluation services, training, and general electrical oversight services.

There may be other providers that offer these types of services in the Province of Ontario.


Third Party Review of ESA’s Non-Regulatory Business - 2019

Per ESA’s Administrative Agreement (AA) with the Ministry of Government and Consumer Services (MGCS), ESA is required to periodically engage a third party to conduct a review of it’s non-regulatory business ventures’ compliance with the Schedule “F” (Non-Regulatory Business).

To this end, in June 2019, ESA contracted Deloitte to undertake a review of its non-regulatory business activities conducted between April 1, 2018 and March 31, 2019. 

Download a copy of the Summary Report 



ESA’s Non-Regulatory Policy (Schedule “F”)

Section 2-000, Ontario Electrical Safety Code

Regulatory/Non-Regulatory diagram