Electrical Contractor

An Electrical Contractor is a registered business owner who contracts an Electrical Journeyperson to carry out electrical work. Electrical contractors must be bonded, a registered business with The Corporate Registry, Information Services Corporation (ISC) and be licensed with TSASK.

How do I become a Licensed Electrical Contractor?

  1. Ensure you have a qualifying Electrical Journeyperson. See our Licensed Contractor or Operator directory for a list of all active Electrical Journeypersons.
  2. Purchase an Electrical Contractor’s Surety Bond at an insurance agency. The minimum guarantee amount is $10,000. More information can be found in the Bond Information section below.
  3. Determine which type of Electrical contractor you qualify for. The Types of Electrical Contractors section includes descriptions and how to apply.
  4. Submitting your bond to TSASK:
    1. The insurer can email a copy of the bond to gelicensing@tsask.ca.
    2. The email must include the following declaration in the body of the email "The attached is a true copy of the original bond as issued.”

Types of Electrical Contractors

General Full Electrical Contractor

A General Electrical Contractor also referred to as a Full Electrical Contractor is a registered business owner who employs an Electrical Journeyperson to do Electrical work. 

A General Electrical Contractor must be bonded and be a registered business with The Corporate Registry, Information Services Corporation (ISC). They must be licensed with TSASK and have at least one licensed Electrical Journeyperson on staff who has a Saskatchewan or Inter-Provincial certificate with two years’ experience in the electrical trade. 

A licensed Electrical Journeyperson cannot be employed by any other licensed Electrical Contractor or employer while listed on the contractor's list of employed Journeypersons. The Journeyperson listed for the company must hold a valid Electrical Journeyperson’s Licence.

To apply for a licence complete the relevant Contractor's form: 

Restricted

A Restricted Electrical Contractor provides electrical installation services for the following:

  • Instrumentation
    • The Contractor is permitted to do work of electrical installation, alteration and maintenance of industrial instrumentation equipment and associated circuits, up to 120 Volts AC.
  • High power lineman
    • The Contractor is permitted to do electrical work in construction, alteration and maintenance of overhead pole lines, power lines, underground cables and related equipment used in the transmission of electrical energy.
  • X-ray & Dental
    • The Contractor is permitted to do electrical work, alteration and maintenance of X-ray (Dental or other) and associated equipment up to the equipment disconnect.
  • Extra low voltage (30v)
    • The Contractor is permitted to do work of electrical installation on electrical equipment and wiring that is restricted to Class 2 circuits as defined in the Canadian Electrical Code, Part 1(CEC). Excluded from the scope of this licence:
      • Electrical work in Hazardous Locations as specified in the CEC and The Electrical Inspections Act and includes oil field sites.
      • Electrical work on Fire Alarm Systems as described in Section 32 of the CEC
  • Signs
    • The Contractor is permitted to do electrical work, alteration and maintenance of signs and outline lighting up to the equipment disconnect.
  • Lightning Rod
    • The Contractor is permitted to do electrical work, alteration and maintenance of lightning protection equipment only.

In Saskatchewan a person must hold an Electrical Restricted Journeyperson Licence issued by TSASK to do electrical work for an Electrical Restricted Contractor.

For Non-designated trades the Electrical Journeyperson must be employed by the Restricted Contractor at the time they applied for the Electrical Restricted Journeyperson licence, the licence is only valid while they are an employee. Please include a letter of recommendation requesting the Electrical Journeyperson be licensed for your company.

To apply for a Restricted Electrical Contractor’s Licence the Contractor is required to provide a minimum $10,000 guarantee bond to TSASK. Guarantee bonds are available from any Saskatchewan licensed insurance company.

To apply for a licence complete the relevant Contractor's form: 

Limited

An Electrical Limited Contractor licence limits the Contractor to doing electrical work up to 200 Amps and 240 Volts. They can only do business within an 80 km radius from the town, village or community in which they reside, and their business is located.

Complete the Electrical Limited Contractor's Licence Application / Renewal form to apply for a licence. 
 

Electrical Employers

An Electrical Employer's Licence authorizes the employer of a licensed Electrical Journeyperson to install, alter, maintain, and repair electrical equipment on their employer’s premises. 

An Electrical Employer employs one or more journeyperson in:

  • Their business;
  • Building or premises they own or occupy;
  • A municipal, provincial or federal building or plant;
  • An assembly or public building;
  • An apartment, commercial, industrial, institutional, storage or mixed occupancy building;
  • A radio broadcasting station;
  • A mine or quarry;
  • A travelling show;
  • A building or plant of a railway, express or telegraph company; or
  • Any other prescribed premises;

This does not include the holder of a Contractor’s Licence, a Restricted Contractor’s Licence or a Limited Contractor’s Licence.

Complete the Electrical Employer's Licence Application / Renewal form to apply for a licence. 
 

Electrical Supply House

An Electrical Supply House is a manufacturer, jobber, wholesaler, or a manufacturer’s agent of electrical equipment.

Complete the Electrical Supply House Licence Application / Renewal form to apply for a licence. 

Bond information

An Electrical Contractor’s Surety Bond is a promise by a surety or guarantor to pay one party (the obligee) a certain amount if a second party (the principal) fails to meet their obligation, such as fulfilling the terms of a contract.

The bonds are typically purchased at insurance agencies, the minimum for Electrical Contractors is $10,000. When a contractor purchases a bond, it must be submitted with their licence application to TSASK where it is kept on file. If a contractor’s work does not meet TSASK’s standards, TSASK can call the bond and have the work completed by a trusted contractor which is paid for from the bond.  

How to Submit a Bond

TSASK is pleased to announce that we are now accepting E-bonds!

Instead of printing and mailing bonds, you can now send the bond electronically provided the following criteria is met:

  1. E-bonds must be emailed from the issuing insurance agency to gelicensing@tsask.ca.
  2. The email must have the following declaration in the body of the email: "The attached is a true copy of the original bond as issued.”
  3. The email must include the name, address, phone number and email address of the broker and the surety company.

To be considered valid, electronic bonds must contain all of the following:

  • Bond number
  • Bond amount $10,000
  • Full legal business name
  • Obligee: Technical Safety Authority of Saskatchewan
  • Principal’s Signature
  • Insurer’s Signature
  • Seal
  • Date

View a sample Electrical Contractor's Bond.