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Trades Today
Download the latest issue of Trades Today and read about Simone, one of Ontario’s newest steamfitters, utility arborist John Bellehumeur and his three sons and so much more.

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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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New Compulsory Trade
As of February 2, 2017, the trade of Sprinkler and Fire Protection Installer will be classified as compulsory. Click here to read about the classification change for the trade.
Skilled Trades Job Board is the College’s job bank website solely dedicated to connecting trades-based apprentices, employers and certified journeypersons across Ontario.

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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.
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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Trades in Ontario
The Ontario College of Trades currently regulates 156 skilled trades, of which 23 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 & Updates

College seeking feedback on proposed trade classification review requests regulation
The Ontario College of Trades (College) is seeking feedback on a proposed regulation that would set out the process for the referral of trade classification review requests.
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Leading the Way – Registrar and Chief Executive Officer
The Ontario College of Trades (College) is looking to appoint a Registrar & Chief Executive Officer to lead the organization through its next stage of growth and success.
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Retirement Announcement: David Tsubouchi, Registrar & CEO
The Board of Governors wishes to announce that David Tsubouchi will be retiring as Registrar & CEO of the Ontario College of Trades (College) upon the successful hiring of a new Registrar and CEO.
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