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.
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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 required to legally practise this trade in Ontario. To learn more about how the College is protecting you, click here.
Trades Today - Fall 2014
A bigger, better, brand new in-depth magazine from the College. This new quarterly magazine will feature information about the College, profile members and the positive impact trades professionals are having on our economy. Read now.
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.

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Latest News

Ontario College of Trades applauds appointment of Reviewer to support independent technical review
(November 19, 2014) — Tony Dean appointed as Reviewer to conduct an independent technical review. We believe Mr. Dean’s expertise and knowledge will be extremely beneficial to the College and to addressing areas where there is an opportunity for improvement.

Ontario College of Trades launches website for youth to promote skilled trades
(October 22, 2014) — The Ontario College of Trades (the College) has launched earnwhileyoulearn.ca, an engaging and user-friendly site to help youth explore an exciting career in one of Ontario’s 156 skilled trades.

The Ontario College of Trades fines Richard D. Hazel for performing work without certification
(October 7, 2014) — The Ontario College of Trades (the College) has fined Richard D. Hazel for five different violations under the Ontario College of Trades and Apprenticeship Act, 2009 (the Act). Read more...