Veterans and Trades
The College’s Trade Equivalency Assessment process makes it easier to transfer the valuable skills learned while in the Armed Forces, to a rewarding career in the civilian skilled trades. To watch the video and find out how to apply, click here.
Trades Today
Go backstage with trades professionals during two of the province's biggest summer music festivals in the fall issue. Download now.

Past issues click here.
Ontarians Speak
Ipsos Reid poll says public sees benefit of Public Register of skilled trades. Read More

To search the Public Register,
click here.
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.

Click here to view the YouTube video!
Earn While You Learn
New dynamic youth-focused website that features inspirational videos and stories from apprentices and certified skilled trades professionals talking about what made them pursue a rewarding career in the trades. Discover the exciting ways you can ‘earn while you learn’ in one of Ontario’s 156 skilled trades.

Click here to check it out
Why Join the College
Members have a competitive edge – through the public register, consumers will be confident that the members they are dealing with are certified to high industry standards. Qualified tradespeople have worked hard for their credentials. As a College, we’ll protect and promote that competitive edge. Learn more.
Trades in Ontario
The Ontario College of Trades currently regulates 156 skilled trades, of which 22 are compulsory, meaning only certified (licensed) workers, journeypersons, journeyperson candidates or registered apprentices can work in that trade. To view the full listing of Trades in Ontario click here to Learn more.

sprinkler Icon Sprinkler and Fire Protection Installer – Classification Change
Click here for more information.

Find a Member

Search our public register

Latest News & Updates

Your boss never sounded so good!
Music fans can plug into a career in the skilled trades

(October 1, 2015)—Canada’s music industry is helping spread the word to youth that a skilled trade can be a backstage pass to an exciting career.
Read more....

New Red Seal Endorsements for Heavy Equipment Operator Trades
(October 1, 2015)—The first ever Interprovincial Red Seal exams for the heavy equipment operator trades are anticipated to be available in Ontario in spring/summer 2016. Once released, individuals will be able to achieve a Red Seal Endorsement (RSE) on their Certificate of Qualification (C of Q) in the following three trades:Heavy equipment operator – dozer (636C).

Trades Today Fall Issue Now Available
(September 22, 2015)—Go backstage with trades professionals during two of the province's biggest summer music festivals in the fall issue.
Download now