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Salary Survey

Charge-out Rates & Revenue Survey

We’re conducting our 2nd Annual survey of electrical contractor Charge-out Rates and Revenues. This should only take about 5 minutes, and is completely anonymous.

The internet of things... for THE REST of us

Even though we knew what was coming, we were nonetheless pleasantly surprised with the sheer volume of fantastic, yet practical, information about the internet of things coming from our subject matter experts at the Buildings IoT Forum. The sessions covered everything from LPWAN to MIoTy (and a ton of other acronyms), and they are all available as recordings for your viewing pleasure.

Wesco completes $4.5-billion merger with Anixter

Anixter is now a wholly owned subsidiary of Wesco, and its shares ceased trading prior to the market open on June 22, 2020.

Tools for developing your COVID Workplace Safety Plan

Key parts of Ontario’s new COVID Workplace Safety Plan guide are risk assessment and control. The first step to controlling risks in a workplace is, naturally, to identify them. For COVID-19, the risks are related to how the virus spreads.

MRAS to simplify business registration process across Western Canada

A new online service aims to simplify the business registration process across provincial lines, making it easier for British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba owners to expand interprovincially.

“How do we keep everyone up and running?”

We gathered a panel of electrical distributors from across Canada to learn how the pandemic was affecting their operations, and what may change when all this is over. This 2-Part podcast (no special app required) includes insights from Cliff Backman, Elaine Gerrie, Greg Stephenson, Jason Taylor, Mathieu Legris, Michael Gross, Roger Little, Tim Horsman and Tim MacDonald.

ESA launches risk-based oversight of wiring inspections

Electrical Safety Authority says this will help reduce the burden on Ontario businesses while allowing them to focus on work that is higher risk while targeting the underground economy.

Not so fast, says Greater Toronto ECA: Risk-based oversight will cost you!

“For our member contractors in the housing sector in the GTA, the launch of the new [RBO] program will result in an additional, across the board, $1 million in fees collected by ESA.
News & Stories 

Electrical Business 2021 Buyers Guide

Renew or create your free listing now. Promote your solutions with a listing in our 2020/2021 Buyers Guide, which also resides 24/7 at as a searchable online directory. » Get started

New Alberta Petrochemicals Incentive Program aims to stimulate the sector

“With our affordable 300-year supply of natural gas, technically skilled and educated workforce, and respected innovation and research sectors, Alberta is ready to seize the opportunity to become a global destination for petrochemical manufacturing […]”. » Learn more

Construction : how to turn 36 seconds into $5.4 billion US

“Since 1972, we’ve continuously gotten less and less out of every hour of work. Construction sites have simply become less and less efficient [...] Therefore, our contractors do not earn as much money on construction as they could.” » Read more

Estimating 101 : The impact of COVID on non-productive labour

COVID-19 guidelines and restrictions have the potential to significantly increase non-productive labour on every jobsite. » Learn more

“Leadershift” report a “wake-up call” for gender equity in the electricity sector

“I do think that some of the findings in the Leadershift report will be a big surprise to those reading it,” admits Michelle Branigan, EHRC’s CEO, “But I do think it’s going to be a little bit of a wake-up call for some leaders in the sector.” » Listen and Read