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Strategic Plan
The Strategic Plan and 2018 Priorities reflects the advice and support of the College’s Board of Governors, and identifies the College’s 2018 strategic priorities and objectives.
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Diversity & Skilled Trades
The College hosted its first-ever diversity and inclusion symposium to explore ways of working together to retain, upskill and increase the participation of underrepresented groups in the skilled trades.

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Trades Today
We talk with mobile crane operator, Brian Dwight of Dwight Cranes, about his pathway to success. From his struggles after his first crane purchase to lifting lights for the best movie productions around the world.
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Code of Ethics
College members are to refer to the Code of Ethics for guidance on how to conduct themselves in the most professional way possible during their interactions with clients, fellow members, the College, and other tradespeople and professionals.

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Let the skilled trades be your ticket!
We took visitors behind the scenes, showing what it’s like on set working in the skilled trades at TIFF Festival Street.

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Compliance and Enforcement Policy
The compliance and enforcement policy helps protect the public interest and ensures Ontarians feel confident that when they hire someone to fix their brakes or wire their homes that the work is being done by certified tradespeople.

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Chair's Award of Excellence
The Ontario College of Trades is very proud to announce the distinguished recipients of the first annual Chair’s Award of Excellence.

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Protecting the Public
One of the main responsibilities of the Ontario College of Trades is to ensure that individuals performing the skills of a compulsory trade have the training and certification require to legally practise this trade in Ontario. To learn more about how the College is protecting you, click here.

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notification IconEffective January 1, 2018, the College will no longer accept cash payments at our service counter at 655 Bay Street, Toronto. Click here for more information.

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Latest News & Updates

Ontario College of Trades compliance and enforcement team ramping up efforts for 2018 construction season
The Ontario College of Trades is launching enhanced efforts to protect the public and its members through strategic compliance and enforcement inspections in the construction sector to coincide with the start of increased building and renovation activity during the spring and summer months.
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New regulation will help retain experienced trade board and roster of adjudicators members
Recognizing the significance of trade boards and the roster of adjudicators to the Ontario College of Trades (College) governing structure, the Minister of Labour has moved forward to ensure that numerous members can, if they wish, continue to provide …
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Hairstylist practical assessment required for new hairstylist apprentices
Effective January 1, 2018 new apprentices registered in the hairstylist apprenticeship program will be required to complete a practical assessment as well as the written examination in order to obtain certification in the hairstylist trade.
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Ontario College of Trades to modernize ratio review process
The Ministry of Labour and the Ontario College of Trades continue to work together to implement recommendations stemming from Tony Dean’s review, Supporting a Strong and Sustainable Ontario College of Trades (the Dean Review).
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