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I'm interested in writing for my contractors license in Manitoba. I was just wondering if its similar to the red seal? Or based more on the by laws? Any good books I should grab for a review? I wrote my red seal in the summer so most of the schooling Is fresh in my mind. Any help would be appreciated thanks guys
 

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I'm interested in writing for my contractors license in Manitoba. I was just wondering if its similar to the red seal? Or based more on the by laws? Any good books I should grab for a review? I wrote my red seal in the summer so most of the schooling Is fresh in my mind. Any help would be appreciated thanks guys
I thought the Red Seal gave you that.
 

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HARRY304E said:
I thought the Red Seal gave you that.
I can pull permits in the areas that Manitoba hydro have jurisdiction, but I cannot do work "legally" within the city limits on my own without a contractors license(at least to my knowledge)
 

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Rochsolid said:
I can pull permits in the areas that Manitoba hydro have jurisdiction, but I cannot do work "legally" within the city limits on my own without a contractors license(at least to my knowledge)
You need a red seal and a class H license to work legally in MB. A contractors license allows you to pull permits within the city of Winnipeg.
 

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In B.C. it is illegal for any persons to do electrical work for others without a valid contractors licence. Also requires a test and a 10,000.00 bond put up before you are issued a licence.We have three classes of licence also.A,B and C.I didn't realize it is so different in other provinces.
 

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I thought the Red Seal gave you that.
The Red Seal is an inter-provincial license which says that you are a qualified JM. Having a Red Seal, gives the ability to work in every province (except Quebec). Basically, one applies for and receives a new provincial license for the appropriate province.
In some jurisdictions, a separate "contractors/masters" license is required to pull permits. In other areas, your JM license is all that is required.
For example, with the exception of the City of Winnipeg, a JM can pull a permit for any installation in the Province of Manitoba. I believe, in Sask, your JM license allows permits in the entire province.
In Alberta, and Ontario, you have to get a Masters license, which is a separate exam.
 

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In B.C. it is illegal for any persons to do electrical work for others without a valid contractors licence. Also requires a test and a 10,000.00 bond put up before you are issued a licence.We have three classes of licence also.A,B and C.I didn't realize it is so different in other provinces.
What are the classes?
 

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240V, 750V and unlimited. I challenged the BC FSR exam with my Alberta Masters. It gave me Class A, unrestricted.
The 240v class C also has an amperage limit. Im thinking 200a but can't quite recall at the moment.
 

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In B.C. it is illegal for any persons to do electrical work for others without a valid contractors licence. Also requires a test and a 10,000.00 bond put up before you are issued a licence.We have three classes of licence also.A,B and C.I didn't realize it is so different in other provinces.
there are cases where a permit is not required, though, making it legal without a contractors license. here's the link to the appropriate safety regulations, but a TL;DR is that any 120v plugs, switches, ballasts, thermostats, O/C devices, (and even fuses up to 750v!) are allowed to be replaced without a permit.
 

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there are cases where a permit is not required, though, making it legal without a contractors license. here's the link to the appropriate safety regulations, but a TL;DR is that any 120v plugs, switches, ballasts, thermostats, O/C devices, (and even fuses up to 750v!) are allowed to be replaced without a permit.
Does that really mean you don't have to be a contractor or just not need a permit.That would imply then that any handyman or cowboy could do those jobs.Just because you don't need a permit doesn't mean you don't have to be a contractor to do those jobs.
 
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