Frequently Asked Questions

Electrical Licensing

How do I apply for an Electrical Licence?

Electrical licence applications are found on our website or you can print the application form and mail it in, or visit our office in person.
 

What requirements do I need to qualify for an Electrical Journeyperson Licence?

You need proof of your Journeyperson certificate showing your qualifications, including your seal with interprovincial number.
 

What requirements do I need to qualify for an Electrical Contractor Licence? 

The Contractor Licence is for the business/company to pull permits through TSASK Inspections. 

You must have at least one licensed journeyperson with a minimum of 2 years’ experience who has held their Red Seal for a minimum of 2 years as the qualifying licensed journeyperson and they cannot be employed by another licensed contractor or employer.

We require a Guarantee Bond (bond number, surety, seal and/or signatures) to issue the licence.
 

What is a Guarantee Bond and why do I need one?

Surety bonds protect consumers by ensuring licensed gas and electrical contractors adhere to their legal responsibilities to correct non-compliant work. Currently, a $10,000 surety bond is required of both gas and electrical contractor’s in Saskatchewan.
 

Where can I get a bond?

A bond is available from any licensed insurance company.
 

Do I just need a bond to cover my permits?

No bonds are required for a Contractor’s licence. Having just a bond will not allow you to pull permits or work as a Contractor.
 

What happens if my bond expires for my Electrical or Gas Contractor's Licence?

Your licence will be closed and you won’t be able to pull permits with TSASK Inspections.
 

Can I work for another employer if I am the qualifying Journeyperson for myself or my employer?

No, you cannot.
 

How long does it take to get a new licence? Or renewed licence?

Once a completed application is received, the licence is issued within 1-3 business days and mailed via Canada Post.
 

Will I get a notice when my licence expires?

A notice will be sent out one month prior to expiration of your licence.
 

How can I renew my licence?

Renewals can be completed online through our website.
 

What happens if I don’t renew my Electrical Contractor's Licence when it expires?

Your licence will be closed and you won’t be able to pull permits with TSASK Inspections.

 

Can I close my Electrical Contractor's Licence at any time and reopen it at a later date?

Yes, you can reopen your licence without additional fees, as long as it is not past the expiry date and you provide a new or renewed bond. 
 

Can I close my Electrical Journeyperson’s Licence at any time and reopen it at a later date?

Yes, you can reopen your licence without additional fees, as long as it is not past the expiry date.

 

How can I notify you of changes to my Employment, Address or other information of my personal records?

All changes to personal information must be updated online through your account on our website.
 

 As an employer, do I need to notify you if we change employees?

Yes, these changes are important to keep accurate records of your account, if you do not have a qualifying electrician, your licence will be closed and you will not be able to pull permits with TSASK Inspections.
 

 What is a permit and where can I get one?

You need a permit before doing any electrical installation work. You can obtain a permit from TSASK  or call 1.866.530.8599.
 

 What do I need before I get a Permit?

You need an Electrical Contractor's Licence in order to pull permits.
 

I live in a different province and have to do work in SK, what do I need to start up my own Electrical Contractor's business in SK?

When working in Saskatchewan, two different licenses are required:

  1. The Electrical Journeyperson Licence is for an individual to be allowed to perform the work in the province as a qualified Journeyperson. We require a copy of your credentials as proof of qualifications to issue a licence and the qualifying Journeyperson must have held their Red Seal for a minimum of two years.
  2. The Electrical Contractor Licence is for the business/company to pull the permits through TSASK Inspections. We require an Electrical Contractor’s guarantee bond to issue the licence.
     

Can I transfer my licence from my own province to Saskatchewan?

No, we issue our own Saskatchewan licence to you. We require proof of qualifications of your licence you obtained through your own province.