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Trusted Calgary electricians who can tackle all your electrical problems.

Whatever your residential electrical needs, we can help. We have the experience, knowledge, and equipment to handle a variety of electrical installation jobs.

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We can help you with the big things like installing new wiring or a new electrical panel. We can help you with the small things like installing outlets and switches, plus everything in between.

What you can expect from us:

  • Certified and skilled electricians
  • A commitment to excellent service and quality workmanship
  • Upfront pricing
  • Guarantees and warranties
  • Respect for your time and property
  • Real humans to answer your call
  • Integrity — we do what we say we are going to do

We are proud of the quality of our work and customer service. Our local electricians are experts in the Canadian Electrical Code and all local, provincial, and federal electrical requirements. We stay up-to-date on best practices, all to make sure you have safe and reliable electricity. 

Let us give you peace of mind. Call (403) 879-1759 or click on the Chat With Us icon at the bottom of the page. Or you can fill out our online form and we will call at a convenient time for you.

Why Is It Important to Hire a Licensed Electrician?

When you hire a licensed electrician, regardless of where you live, you know the electrician is competent, has a high level of skill and knowledge, and worker, public, and consumer safety is protected. Tradesecrets, Alberta’s Apprenticeship and Training website, has more information on the benefits of trade certification.

In Alberta (and many other jurisdictions) an electrician is a certification-required trade, called a compulsory trade in some jurisdictions. Please check your jurisdiction for your local requirements.

Certification-required trades are exactly what they sound like. These trades legally require the tradesperson to hold a certificate in that trade to work in that trade. These trades tend to be more technical and have a higher degree of risk. Requiring recognized certification ensures everyone working in the trade has the specific training and necessary knowledge and skills to work safely and effectively.

In Alberta to legally work in the electrical trade you must either:

  • Be a registered apprentice working under the supervision of a certified journeyperson electrician OR
  • Be an accredited journeyperson electrician
  • Hold a recognized trade certificate — You can confirm a trade certificate is recognized in Alberta here

When an electrician makes a recommendation, they are making it based on their considerable knowledge of a home’s electrical system, electrical safety, and all pertinent electrical and safety codes. Please don’t dismiss the recommendations. If you do not trust the recommendation, please get a second opinion from a different licensed electrician before making your decision.

What type of training does a journeyperson electrician have?

Different jurisdictions have different requirements though they are similar. In Canada, each province and territory administers their own apprenticeship and licensing program for trades, including electricians. 


In Alberta, to become an electrician you must complete an extensive four-year apprenticeship program that is a combination of in-school and on-the-job training. Here is more information if you’re curious about the specifics of an electrician’s training.

What is a master electrician?

In Alberta, only Master Electricians can get electrical permits. To qualify as a Master Electrician, you must be a journeyman electrician, have worked as an electrician for three out of the last five years, and have passed a two-part exam. 

 

This certification must be renewed annually. Plus every three years when the code book is updated and reissued, master electricians must take a refresher course and recertify based on the updated version. This is to ensure Master Electricians have the appropriate qualifications and are knowledgeable of the codes and regulations related to electrical work.

How can I check to see if my electrician is certified in Alberta?

First, ask for proof of your electrician’s training and certification. You can then verify your electrician’s, actually any Alberta registered tradesperson’s, credentials online. You will need their first and last name and their certificate or AIT ID number which can be found on their journeyperson wall and wallet certificate.

 

This service will tell you:

  • If your tradesperson holds a journeyperson certificate and/or Red Seal Endorsement issued in Alberta
  • The trade they are certified to work in
  • If they are a registered apprentice
  • The trade and current period of training

An example of an electrical conductor in residential electricity is the electrical wiring. 

If you want to know what materials are the best conductors and a little more about conductivity, take a look at this.

Why shouldn’t I hire an unlicensed electrician?

You put yourself at risk. They don’t have the training to guarantee their work is properly and safely done.

Electricity is very dangerous and watching videos, reading blogs, and learning by trial and error doesn’t teach the knowledge and experience needed to correctly and more importantly safely do this type of work. 

Licensed electricians must adhere to an enormous code book. They must also understand the Canadian Electrical Code to be able to interpret and apply the code to the different electrical situations they encounter daily. An unlicensed electrician will not have the skills and knowledge to accomplish this.

There is also a greater chance (compared to a licensed electrician) that an unlicensed electrician will not have:

Worker’s Compensation

If a company does not have worker’s compensation or private disability insurance, you could be financially and legally responsible for any injuries their employees get on your property.

 

Request to see your electrician’s (or their company’s) Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB) number if you are in Alberta. In other areas, ask to see the Letter of Clearance.

 

If they are exempt, you need to ask to see two things. One, the letter from Workers’ Compensation stating they are exempt, and two, proof the company has private disability insurance and information on their policy. You want to make sure you aren’t on the hook for any injuries that occur on your property.

Liability Insurance

You are not protected if the business or individual you use does not have liability and property insurance. This type of insurance covers third-party injuries and property damage caused by the business or individual’s operations. 

So if your uninsured electrician damages your property or injures you or a loved one, there may not be any coverage for you to receive compensation. 

You should always ask to see their certificate of insurance, regardless if they are an unlicensed or licensed electrician.

All of our electricians are insured, bonded, and licensed for your protection.

Guarantees and Warranties

Reputable companies will provide guarantees and warranties on their supplies and work. For example, The Gentlemen Pros will refund your money if their work does not meet local, provincial, and national codes or guidelines.

In addition, unlicensed electricians may not have access to products and supplies that provide warranties. And if they do, many of these warranties will be voided if the product is installed by an unlicensed electrician. Actually, warranties may be voided if work is done at any time by an unlicensed electrician on the item under warranty. 

You can see that you are putting yourself, your loved ones, and your property at considerable risk if you choose to use an unlicensed electrician.

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