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The Conduit
Edition # 17
July  2018
In This Issue
 Upcoming Meetings
Board Meeting 
September 6, 2018
Travelodge Saskatoon

See Article entitled IAEI   
 All members  are welcome and encouraged to attend.

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New Website!
Our new website is now up and running. Visit us at: We have upgraded the site to provide members and the public with a more comprehensive site, easier navigation, and for members, the ability to renew your membership online, manage your own company demographics (passwords and log in) and an added module for an ecommerce store for any future association offerings (i.e. education seminars/classes, social events, documents, etc.).  
For all licensed contractors, you have been registered with SaskPower for the upcoming Registered Contractors program in 2019, including your company license number. A requirement for this program is that all electrical journeypersons employed by your company will be required to complete the 2018 Code Renewal seminar.  It is our associations' responsibility to ensure you have complied. Accordingly, we have added a mandatory check box field in your company's demographic profile that will require you to check affirmative to indicate all journeypersons have their completion certificate.   In the next 4-5 months, we will be sending out a notification for all companies to complete this requirement by checking the verification box. See article below on how to access the online Code Renewal Course.  
In the near future you will be receiving an email that will provide more specific information on how to mange your company information page and your registration/log in changes. 
We look forward to better serving you and promoting our association with the new site.  If you have questions or comments please do not hesitate to contact me at  

Electrical Contractor Guarantee Bond Increase
Effective July 1, 2018

The Ministry of Government Relations has consolidated The Electrical Licensing Regulations from three regulations into one, reducing red tape for electrical contractors and providing consumers with better protection while continuing to ensure a high degree of public safety.
The Electrical Contractor Guarantee Bond will be $10,000 versus the previous $5,000 coverage, and the bond form will be updated to be more concise.
For a complete outline and contact information if you have questions click here for the complete document. 

Tin Cup  Golf 2018
Sold Out!!!!!
The event is sold out thanks to all our sponsors and players.  Please support the following companies who have supported the event.  
Air Unlimited Jebco Agencies
Alliance Energy Noramco
Aurora Financial Richardson Lighting
Capital GM Schneider 
District Brewing SCSA
Diverse Systems Shermco
Eaton  Siemans
EECOL Synergy Sales
Electra Sales Tiger Brand Mining Cables
Federated Insurance Titan Marketing
Finning Wesco
GESCAN Westburne
Isted Sales  

Code Renewal Session
The new 2018 code revisions are in effect.  In order to qualify for the Registered Contractors program in 2019, all contractors are required to have their journey person electricians complete the session online or in-person.  The online course is now available on the SaskPower website at the following link:
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International Association of Electrical Inspectors Trade Show and Convention and ECAS Fall Board Meeting
The IAEI will be hosting the Canadian Section Convention hosted by the Prairie Region on September 5,6 and 7th in Saskatoon.  The ECAS Board has approved a change to our fall meeting date to participate in the event.  All member companies are invited to the BOD meeting and encouraged to attend the event.  See information below specific to our involvement.  

September 6th   Saskatoon Travelodge 

All ECAS members are invited to participate in the following:
BOD Meeting (Viscount/Vanguard) 8:00-10:00  
10:30-12:00 Trade Show (main lobby) 
 8:30 - Jaye Johnson (EECOL) - Solar *
10:30 - Marty Cole(Hubbell) - Hazardous locations *
10:30 Derm Zimmerman (SaskPower Inspections) - Section 10 (Viscount/Vanguard) *
1:00 - Larry Cantello (Alberta Electrical Inspections) - Battery Based Systems
1:00 - Sask Power Code Renewal No Charge
3:00 Tyler Klassen (Startco Littelfuse) - Preventing electrocution and injury with GFCI's *

September 7th
Day 2 will include the following presentations (Delta Room) brunch included
Terry Becker(Danatec) - Z462 & Z463 updates *
Steve Douglas(QPS) - Fundy Tidal Power Project *
All ECAS members are also offered the following options at IES member prices
- $295.00 for the full day September 6th, meals & banquet and second day September 7th brunch and speakers
- $250.00 for September 6th includes session choices, breakfast, lunch and 2 breaks.
- *$50.00 individual sessions either day (onsite registration only)

Visit: for conference registrations, pricing and information.  Information for suppliers and manufacturers agents on location and booth costs is also available on the site.  
Delegate Registration form click here
Supplier Registration  form click here