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Planning Key for Electric Car Charging Stations

With the demand for electric vehicles growing, it is important to make a plan before installing charging stations. We speak with industry experts and discuss how licensed electrical contractors can help you obtain the required approvals and ensure installation is safe and effective.

Celebrating Women in the Electrical Trade Industry – An International Women’s Day Series

From network cable specialists to business owners, we speak to some amazing female role models in our International Women’s Day Series. These women have built their careers in the electrical trade industry and are thriving in what remains a traditionally male-dominated profession.

IBEW Apprentices Power Through Pandemic

We talk to two IBEW apprentices and discuss how the IBEW’s extensive training and safety have prepared them for the pandemic. They discuss their appetite for learning and growing, as well as the importance of being surrounded by a well-trained team.

We Are In This Together

Thank you for wearing your mask. The Electrical Contractors Association of Central Ontario (ECACO) and IBEW Local 804 have teamed up to support awareness of the importance of wearing masks to help reduce the spread of Covid 19. The 15-second message also thanks the many [...]

Premier Doug Ford and Minister Monte McNaughton visit IBEW Local 105’s Training Center in Hamilton

Ontario Premier Doug Ford and Monte McNaughton, Minister of Labour, Training and Skills Development visited IBEW Local 105’s Training Centre in Hamilton last week. They met with some of the Local’s talented apprentices and licensed journeypersons to learn about the high training standards provided at [...]

ECAO & IBEW CCO Power Up Scouts Canada’s Camp Attawandaron

IBEW Local 530 and their Electrical Contractor Association of Ontario (ECAO) partner contractors are proud to help power Sarnia’s homes and businesses safely and effectively, but they also share great pride in giving back to their community.

IBEW Powers Through

We are all working in our own way to help our communities through these difficult times. So many people behind the scenes, on the front lines and those staying home. Our licensed contractors and electricians are doing what we can by helping power hospitals, transportation […]

ECAO Contractors And IBEW Electricians Face Pandemic Together

In such a challenging time, the partnership of the ECAO and the IBEW CCO has helped. It may seem unusual to see such a close relationship between employer and union, but that collaboration is what has made them effective in providing safe and reliable power in even the most complex situations.

Giving Back While Responding To Urgent Health Care Needs

Read about our courageous IBEW electricians who helped meet Joseph Brant Hospital’s (JBH’s) urgent need for expansion due to the pandemic.

What Is The Role Of Powerline Workers Today?

The world of powerline workers today is changing, but age-old skills still play a major role, and, as always, safety is the top priority. Learn about the role powerline workers play in today’s world of electricians and what they’re doing to perform their jobs safely and efficiently.

How Electricians Donated Time And Skill To Cancer Assistance

Ontario electricians care! Recently T. Lloyd Electric Ontario Ltd. proved that in a big way. This Hamilton team gave back to the community by giving of themselves, investing their Saturday morning to replace out-of-date lighting in the Cancer Assistance Program offices.

The Growth of Energy Storage and its Impact on Electrical Contractors

The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Construction Council of Ontario (IBEW CCO) and the Electrical Contractors Association of Ontario (ECAO) are proud to be part of ensuring safe, reliable, electrical work for all home builds.

Country Star Jason McCoy Opens Home to Cameras for Music Studio Build

The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Construction Council of Ontario (IBEW CCO) and the Electrical Contractors Association of Ontario (ECAO) are proud to be part of ensuring safe, reliable, electrical work for all home builds.

For Your Entertainment: Electrical Work on the NAC and EY Centre in Ottawa

The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Construction Council of Ontario (IBEW CCO) and the Electrical Contractors Association of Ontario (ECAO) are proud to be part of ensuring Ottawa’s iconic venues can delivery quality sound and lighting safely and effectively.

‘Hire Licensed Electrical Contractors’ Advises Fire Chief

The Ontario Association of Fire Chiefs (OAFC) has teamed up with the Electrical Contractors Association of Ontario (ECAO) and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Construction Council of Ontario (IBEW CCO) to help keep more families safe in their homes.

Red Seal Standards Key to Successful Trades Apprenticeship Program

The Red Seal Program creates the standards for skills and training in the trades in Canada. 74% consider a Red Seal a hiring advantage. And there’s more.

Volunteer Electricians Help Habitat for Humanity WR Make a Difference to Local Families

The IBEW Local 804 Retirees Club has been helping Habitat for Humanity Waterloo Region build homes to help local families break the cycle of poverty.

Why Mega Construction Projects Fail – and Keys to Solutions

Major construction megaprojects fail 70% – 90% of the time. But the causes are known and we can find solutions from the projects that succeed.

Apprenticeship Training Critical to Ontario’s Future

The Toronto electrical contractors of GTECA are teaming up with employees to create the best possible electrical apprentice training program.