Canadian Electrical Code - 2021

Online /
Mar 8 - 9, 2022 /
Course Code: 12-0306-ONL22

  • Overview
  • Syllabus
  • Instructor


Please note, This instructor-led course has specific dates and times:
This course is held online over 2 days on the following schedule (All times in Eastern Time Zone):

10:00 am to 6:00 pm Eastern (Will include the usual breaks)

After participating in this course, you will be able to:

  • Employ the requirements of the code to ensure they are accounted for in the design, construction and operation of electrical systems
  • Use your knowledge of grounding and bonding requirements in the code
  • Better protect your electrical system with the additional insight gained into the protection and control requirements of the Code
  • Upgrade your compliance with the requirements for hazardous locations in the Code
  • Work with the code having understood the requirements about motor applications, substations and high voltage lines requirements in the code
  • Comply with the Code requirements for work place electrical safety
  • Understand the Shock and Arc Flash Hazard associated with installations

Designers, installers and users are responsible for electrical safety. The Canadian Electrical Code establishes safety standards for design, installation, maintenance and use of electrical facilities for prevention of undue electrical arc flash, fire and shock hazards.

Excellent code knowledge is a prerequisite to correct specification and application of equipment and wiring in all areas of design, construction, maintenance, manufacturing and the use of electricity. This course demonstrates accurate interpretations and applications in areas such as wiring systems, grounding and bonding, protection and control, motors, lines and substations, explosion-proof areas, fire alarms and emergency systems. It also highlights other key standards, including the Building Code, IEEE, NFPA and CSA which are referenced throughout the Canadian Electrical Code.

Course Outline:

  • Electrical Code Overview
  • Wire and Cable Applications - Sections 4, 8 and 12
  • Grounding and Bonding - Section 10
  • Protection and Control - Section 14
  • Fire Alarm Systems and Fire Pumps - Section 32
  • Motor Applications - Section 28
  • High Voltage Substations and Lines - Section 36
  • Hazardous Locations - Section 18
  • Intrinsically Safe and Non-Incendive Circuits
  • Emergency Systems - Section 46

Who Should Attend
This course will be of interest to Engineers and Others in Design and Construction • Engineers and Other Plant Personnel • Maintenance and Safety Personnel • Contractors • Fire and Accident Investigators • Operating Personnel • Manufacturing, Government and Electrical Utility Staff

It will be helpful to have a copy of the Code but not a requirement to attend the online course.

More Information

Time: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Eastern Time

Please note: You can check other time zones here.


Day I

Welcome, Introduction, Learning Outcomes

Electrical Code Overview

  • Organization of the Code
  • Admin rules
  • Critical related and referenced standards
  • Electrical safety, shock and arc blast hazard

Wire and Cable Applications - Sections 4, 8 and 12

  • Conductor sizes, ampacities, temperature ratings
  • Circuit loading, voltage drop and short Circuit with stand ratings
  • Parallel conductors
  • Underground wiring
  • Sheath currents and eddy currents
  • High voltage wiring

Grounding and Bonding - Section 10

  • Electrical system grounding
  • Electrical equipment bonding
  • Bonding other systems
  • Ground electrodes
  • Grounding and bonding methods
  • Arc Flash and Shock Hazards
  • Work place Electrical Safety std CSA Z462

Protection and Control - Section 14

  • Overload and overcurrent protection for wiring and equipment
  • Switchgear ground fault protection
  • Series rated electrical applications
  • Fuse and breaker applications
  • Electrical equipment switching and disconnection

Fire Alarm Systems and Fire Pumps - Section 32

  • Fire alarm systems and fire pumps


Day II

Motor Applications - Section 28

  • Motor service duty
  • Overcurrent and overload protection of motors
  • Motor wiring methods and ratings for services, feeders and branch circuits
  • Grouped motor protection
  • Motor disconnection requirements
  • Motor controls

High Voltage Substations and Lines - Section 36

  • Electrical system fault levels
  • Basic impulse levels
  • Overcurrent protection, cables, transformers and equipment
  • Lightning arrester protection
  • Substations and lines switching and disconnection
  • Clearances for lines and in substations
  • Oil-filled electrical equipment
  • GPR, step and touch potentials in substations

Hazardous Locations - Section 18

  • Zones 0,1 and 2 flammable and explosive gases and vapours
  • Zones 20, 21 and 22 combustible and conductive dusts, ignitable fibres and flyings
  • Area classifications, zones, divisions and groups
  • Electrical equipment specifications and applications in hazardous locations
  • Wiring and sealing methods in hazardous locations

Intrinsically Safe and Non-Incendive Circuits

  • Purged electrical systems

Emergency Systems - Section 46

  • Emergency power, unit equipment and exit signs

Renewable Energy Systems - Section 64

  • Solar photovoltaics
  • Fuel cells
  • Battery storage dystems

Interconnections of Power Sources - Section 84

Electric Vehicle Charging Stations - Section 86

Questions and Answers and Feedback to Participants on Achievement of Learning Outcomes


Ajit Bapat, P.Eng., M.Eng., MBA

Ajit is well known in the electrical distribution field for his 40 years of expertise in the art and science of ground fault protection.

He holds Master's degrees in business administration and electrical engineering, specializing in power systems and power system protection. He has particular interest in ground fault protection; digital metering systems; microprocessor based integrated systems for protection; and the metering, monitoring, and control of power distribution systems. A member of Professional Engineers Ontario, he is also a senior life member of the IEEE.


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Fee & Credits

$1295 + taxes

  • 1.4 Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
  • 14 Professional Development Hours (PDHs)
  • ECAA Annual Professional Development Points

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