The Conduit

FALL 2023 | Edition #35

Liaison Meetings Successful

During our recent Liaison meetings, the ECAS Liaison committee was able to discuss contractor concerns regarding recent fee changes. These discussions resulted in changes to signage and genset fees.

Reach out if you have concerns that cannot be resolved with your local inspector.

Contractor Showcase

ECAS would welcome the opportunity to showcase projects, processes or accomplishments achieved by our members in upcoming newsletters and / or the ECAS website.

Please send your submission to

Website Renewal

The ECAS website will be receiving a refresh in the coming weeks. The current website host is retiring, ceasing operations and support.

We have contracted OmniOnline to host and refresh the website, correcting a few features that no longer function properly. Membership information will be transferred to the new site so no action is expected to be required for our members.

Watch for email announcements once the update is complete!

My Kid Graduated. What Do I Tell My Group Insurer?

Congratulations to the class of 2023! In recent months you may have been one of the parents beaming with pride from your seat in the crowd as you watched your child take the stage to receive their diploma. Graduation is indeed an important milestone in your child’s journey to adulthood. What do these milestones mean to your benefits coverage and the administration requirements of your plan?

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Welcome to New

ECAS Members for 2023

Thanks to all returning members for 2023!

ECAS welcomes the following new members:

  • Dash Electric
  • Delorme Electric
  • Flow Electric
  • Integrity Electrical Services
  • Leviton
  • Lutz Electric
  • NB LUK PH and Electric
  • Nortec Electric
  • OCC Construction
  • Payne Electric
  • Prairie Sun Solar
  • Tremblay Electric
  • Western Water Management
  • Wi Com Solutions


Utilities Code Act (UCA)

The Government of Saskatchewan is currently reviewing several Acts including the Electrical Licensing and Inspection Acts and proposing combining them into a single Act (UCA):

  • The Gas Licensing Act:   
  • The Electrical Licensing Act:  
  • The Gas Inspection Act, 1993:  
  • The Electrical Inspection Act, 1993 

Additionally the concept of a Master Electrician License ECAS has been promoting is been considered as “additional Red Tape” by the Ministry as was advised during at our spring Liaison meeting with TSASK.

Click here to read more about the

Utilities Code Act



The 8th Annual Tin Cup was a success with everyone enjoying a great day of golf and networking. We introduced live scoring to the event this year to simplify entry and to let everyone know who the leaders are.  

Congratulations to this years winners from Team Isted: Ric Steele, Danny Currie, Ryan Mayer and Trevor Day who came in at 15 under par. Last years winners Team Choice: Jonathan Young, Kenny Klein, Kevin Black and Roth Uy came in second with a score of -13.

Thank you to this years sponsors for making our tournament a success. We look forward to the 9th annual tin Cup tentatively scheduled for July 25, 2024

Saskatchewan Apprenticeship Celebrates the Achievements of New Journeypersons

The Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission (SATCC) is pleased to host its twenty-third annual Apprenticeship Celebration Dinner on Friday, November 3, 2023, in Regina. The Apprenticeship Celebration Dinner honours new journeypersons and acknowledges the contributions of employers and instructors to training and certification in the designated trades. 

Nominations are due Thursday, August 31, 2023.  Event tickets and sponsorship opportunities can be found on the SATCC website.


Welcome Connie Herman to the ECAS Team! 

Connie stepped in this spring replacing Amanda Thick who has taken on new full time accounting responsibilities with a large general contractor.

Having recently retired, Connie works part time bringing years of book keeping experience to ECAS; she has worked with Amanda to make the transition seamless. The accounting email remains the same:

Remembering Wayne Budge

Many in Saskatchewan would have had the pleasure of working with Wayne at Federated Insurance. We at ECAS were saddened to hear of his passing.

Click here to read more about Wayne.

How Handheld Devices can factor into your road Safety Policy

Across Canada, using handheld devices while behind the wheel is considered distracted driving. Distracted driving is illegal and considered a form of impairment, similar to driving while intoxicated. According to the Government of Ontario, one person is injured in a distracted driving collision every half hour. Penalties for distracted driving can include fines, demerit points, license suspensions, or worse, depending on your driving history.

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TSASK Inspections

TSASK will be releasing the 2023 Interpretations shortly. They will come into effect Sept 1, 2023.

Some of the changes include:

  • Added requirements for Inspections Requests, and Plans Submission for Marinas and similar facilities.

  • Amended requirements for permitting/upgrading requirements for flood/fire damaged installations.

  • Change to 2-400 – only weatherproof connectors are allowed in underside of all equipment outdoors (dry connectors were previously accepted)

  • Clarification on shared tenches ( private gas and electrical)

Watch for the announcement from TSASK expected in the next few weeks.

Celebrate Safety Excellence

SCSA is calling for nominations of companies and leaders in Saskatchewan construction. The annual awards are presented in three categories to recognize corporate leadership in safety, safety leaders and safety practitioners making construction safer for everyone.


See SCSA’s website for awards criteria and the online nomination form.

Deadline September 15.

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