The Ontario Electrical League Looks Back to Move Forward


Why Mechanical Contractors?

In 1966, the Electric Heating Association of Ontario (mechanical) merged with the Electric Service League of Ontario, to become what’s known today as the Ontario Electrical League (OEL).

“We’re going back to our roots,” says Stephen Sell, President of the OEL. “Somewhere along the way, we started focusing on just electrical contractors, when the reality is, mechanical contractors face the same issues and hurdles as electrical contractors.”

The OEL currently represents open-shop electrical contractors, and industry partners, such as manufacturers, distributors, utilities and electrical service companies. Our history spans back over 95 years, when mechanical members were also part of the membership. Today, some of our members offer both electrical and mechanical services to their customers. Because of this, and our history, we are already familiar with the mechanical contracting world.

You might ask, “What do electrical contractors and mechanical contractors have in common?” The answer is, “Actually, quite a lot.”

Both trades are passionate about their skills and abilities, and neither wish to see the erosion of their qualifications. They’ve also had to undergo hours of education and training, as well as their apprenticeships, to obtain their licenses to work as a fully qualified journeyperson.

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Pre-Master Electrician Course

October 28
November 4, 11, 18, 25
and December 2

8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

  • This course is designed to expand the knowledge and skills of Electricians and assist Electricians and other persons, who are qualified to be licensed (P.Eng, CET, C-Tech), in preparing to write the Master Electrician Examination.

  • The course is divided into 12 Modules and references specific sections of the Ontario Electrical Safety Code, other pertinent legislation, electrical calculations, and trade and business practices. 

Holiday Inn Ambassador Bridge, 1855 Huron Church Rd, Windsor

Cost: $878 + applicable taxes per person

Course ID #: 90021518

Register by: completing the Course Registration Form or contact 1-877- 372-7233

Reminder: this does not include the Master Electrician Examination. You must register for this separately through ESA. Windsor Exam December 8 at 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon 90021975

Note: This course is not a prerequisite for the Master Electrician Examination. However, statistics show that those that take the course, and study, typically do well on the examination.

The course and exam are based on the 2015 OESC. Passing the Master Electrician Examination is only one of the necessary requirements to obtain a Master Electrician Licence.

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Thank You for Your Support #OELGolfDay

On Thursday, October 5, 2017 - members of the OEL and collegues got a chance to play at the iconic Glen Abbey Golf Club.

Thank you to everyone who attended and a great big thank you to all of our sponors! We had amazing weather and it was a great way to kick off the Thanksgiving weekend. 

OEL Golf Day - October 5, 2017

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pictures from our Golf Day!