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At Hi-Lite Electric, it is our job to make sure your home is electrically safe. More fire damage is caused in homes by faulty wiring and negligence than any other source. That is why we complete a Complimentary 12 Point Home Electrical Safety Check in EVERY home we go to. It is our goal to address current problems, detect nearing problems, and prevent future damages. We believe that by the time we leave your home, you should know without a doubt that your homes electrical system is safe.

Sometimes repairs need to be made right away, sometimes they can wait a while, and other times it may just be an option to think about. Our electricians are trained to look over your home and educate you about the safety of your homes electrical system. Sometimes a home may need a lot of electrical work, other times it may be in excellent condition. Our friendly electricians take it upon themselves to make sure that you know the condition of your homes electrical system.

Unlike other companies that may try to push unneeded costly repairs on you, our electrician looks for the most economical solution, that still provides the highest level of safety, which gives our customers peace of mind!

All this may sound like a lot of work, it is! But its something we do for every customer while we are at your home, FOR FREE!


What type of inspections are needed for homeowners in Canada?

For New Residential projects, inspections are required when installing a wiring system in a structure that didn't previously have one.

Renovation Residential inspections apply to any changes, repairs, or replacements of wiring devices. However, if you're the owner of a single-family dwelling and are replacing specific light fixtures and switches, you might not need a permit.

A Residential Unit includes various types of homes, like detached, semi-detached, row houses, duplexes, and more.

In summary, homeowners in Canada may need inspections for new installations and renovations, but some minor changes might not require permits. Make sure to contact the Customer Service Centre if you're unsure about your specific project's requirements.

When do you need an inspection for electrical work in Canada?

The need for an inspection depends on your project. Generally, before or within 48 hours of starting electrical work, you must file a notification with the Electrical Safety Authority (ESA). This notification, also known as a "permit," records the work and initiates ESA's review. An ESA Inspector will then confirm the inspection requirements by examining your notification and the ongoing electrical work. In a nutshell, you typically require an inspection when starting electrical projects, and filing a notification with the ESA is the first step to ensure your work meets safety standards in Canada.

Who can perform electrical work at your property in Ontario, Canada?

Electrical work can be carried out by the homeowner, an occupant, or a Licensed Electrical Contractor (LEC). Homeowners and occupants are allowed to do their own electrical work, but they must follow the Ontario Electrical Safety Code and obtain necessary permits. However, tackling electrical tasks yourself can be risky due to the complexity. ESA strongly advises hiring an LEC who understands safety requirements.

If you hire someone for electrical work, Ontario law requires them to be a Licensed Electrical Contractor, except for specific exceptions like maintenance on equipment. When hiring a general contractor, ensure they use a licensed subcontractor. Always ask for the LEC's ECRA/ESA licence number or verify it at esasafe.com.

What is a Licensed Electrical Contractor (LEC) and why hire one in Ontario?

In Ontario, LECs are the sole legal entities permitted to perform electrical work in homes or establishments. To ensure you're choosing the right contractor, always request their ECRA/ESA licence number. If you're working with a general contractor who subcontracts electrical tasks, they must use an LEC. All LECs are:

  1. Fully insured.

  2. Obligated to secure permits.

  3. Qualified to execute electrical work following the Ontario Electrical Safety Code.

  4. Capable of providing a Certificate of Inspection when needed.

  5. Able to furnish references.

Hiring an LEC in Ontario ensures safe and compliant electrical work for your property.

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Angie was great on the phone explained everything in detail and pleasant to speak with. Steven and Sal came by within a day, fixed everything up quickly, and the price was fair. They were extremely polite and easy to work with. I will 100% be recommending to everyone I know in the area who needs an electricians help. What an absolute blessing it was to find Hi-Lite. Thank you again! -Vinny
Krystina Samaroo
Krystina Samaroo
Great service!
Chelsey Bennett
Chelsey Bennett
My partner has been using this company for years and now that we share a place, I’ve seen them at work on a few projects. They really stand out as professional, careful, and thorough. I’d recco them 100% to anyone in need of a reliable electrician!!
David Alleyne
David Alleyne
Highly recommended. These guys are great. Professional. Friendly. Flexible.
Matthew and Steven were pleasant to deal with and we were pleased they disposed of the old lighting and fixture and didn't leave it for us.
john farres
john farres
Great job with the EV charger installation. Steven took great care in making sure the job was done right!
MariaLuisa Schirripa
MariaLuisa Schirripa
My husband and I would recommend this company for any of your electrical needs! They are VERY professional, fast and understanding. Luciano is awesome to speak to and his son Steven is also great. They came quickly and made us feel like a priority. Our problem got fixed and they were all extremely nice to deal with. We will definitely use them again when we need an electrical issue fixed!
Mohammad Albaroudi
Mohammad Albaroudi
Great and professional service, highly recommended..
Anvar Zargarov
Anvar Zargarov
We contacted Hi-Lite Electric Inc because of potentially life-threatening electrical issues we are having in our apartment that have been neglected and ignored by the property management. Luciano offered helpful advice as to how to approach the situation and find a solution; as well as providing the right contact information. He seemed like a genuine, empathic person with solid morals and was glad to help out without charging us anything due to genuine personal concern. I am very grateful people like him are still around. Thank you.

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