Electrical Company requirements in Nova Scotia

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Posted by: from Ottawa
1/13/2022 at 5:50:10 PM

Hello I am obtaining my master electrical license in Ontario and was wondering what the requirements are to start your own company in Nova Scotia? In Ontario you need a master license and everything must get inspected By an authority called ESA if anyone knows the exact requirements could you please let me know since I am having a very hard time finding the requirements out. Thanks in advance!!

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Date/Time1/14/2022 at 8:17:11 AM

You may want to join the Canadian Electrical Chat group on facebook; there may be members from NS.

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Date/Time1/15/2022 at 1:04:15 PM

Opening a business in a trade is pretty much the same across Canada. You just google "being a contractor" in Nova Scotia or contact their trades union for electricians

-you cannot open a electrical company without "a ticket"

-you cannot pull permits without a "master" ticket, yuor clients can pull them though

-you need a business formed and a permanent business address, "either sole proprietor/home based or corporation, sole is easiest

-now you need WCB, liability insurance and maybe a bond

-then you need a business lic. for the place you decide to conduct business

*Pretty simple but costs alot and the process can take a month or more...benefit is your sweat and work gets paid to you now not some other guy. But expect more stress and lots of hassles, self-employment is not for the everyone .

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Date/Time1/23/2022 at 6:12:28 PM

There are quite a few Nova Scotians on Electrician Talk, they will be more then happy to assist.


John L. Kuehnl-Cadwell, CD, ME

Master Electrician

Datawise Solutions Inc

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