Revised electrical permit fees – January 1, 2022
As part of The Building and Electrical Permitting Improvement Act (Various Acts Amended and Permit Dispute Resolution Act Enacted), the Schedule of Electrical Permit Fees has been revised and simplified to a flat-rate based permit fee structure. The new schedule will be effective January 1, 2022.
Read the new Schedule of Electrical Permit Fees (PDF, 313 KB).
Registered Electrical Contractor Program termination
Effective January 1, 2022, Manitoba Hydro will terminate the Registered Electrical Contractor Program (RECP) and institute a broad-based selective inspection program for all permit holders.
We are no longer collecting 2022 RECP registration or renewal fees. New RECP applications received after October 29, 2021, will not be processed.
RECP permits obtained before January 1, 2022:
- will continue to be subject to the RECP conditions;
- will be subject to the Electrical Permit Fee Schedule in effect at the time of issuance;
- will have Registered Contractor’s Declaration of Compliance forms accepted when submitted with RECP permits.
Electrical permits obtained after January 1, 2022:
- will be subject to the revised Electrical Permit Fee Schedule (PDF, 313 KB);
- will be subject to inspection at Manitoba Hydro’s discretion for all required consumer service, rough wiring, and final inspections.
- Permits & inspections
Get the applications, permits, and inspections that you need if you are building a new home or business, or making changes to an existing electrical or natural gas installation.
- Electrical contractor permits & programs
Take advantage of a permit account, ePermits, and the Registered Electrical Contractor Program (RECP).
- Manitoba electrician’s license verification renewal
Complete an application to provide verification of a Manitoba electrician’s license renewal.
- Service & lighting inspections
Find applications for new service, removal or disconnection of services, roadway and sentinel lighting, and pre-service applications.
- Click before you dig
Identify underground electrical and natural gas lines before you dig to prevent personal injury or death, costly repairs, equipment damage, service outages, and environmental pollution.
- Hot dig/safety watcher excavation permit
Apply to safely excavate with water or air pressure and provide a safety watcher for your site. Only contractors with qualified operators can apply for this permit.
- Developer Choice Program
Developers can choose how to plan and provide underground service in their new residential development.
- Safety around our equipment & facilities
Learn how to be safe around our equipment, natural gas pipelines, and more.
- Supplier resources for financing programs
Participating suppliers for our residential financing programs can access our resources online.
View and manage multiple permit applications online.
- submit new or modify existing applications from anywhere, at anytime;
- upload plans electronically;
- view online status for all permits;
- speed the confirmation of electrical permits;
- no charge for the service.
Register for ePermits
- Have a valid electrical license and apply for a permit account number.
- We will send you a permit account number.
- Register online.
- You will need the account number and amount due from your most recent permit account bill to register.