Pilot Skilled Trades Job Board
HireWithConfidence.ca is the College’s job bank website solely dedicated to connecting trades-based apprentices, employers and certified journeypersons across Ontario.

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Trades Today
Canada could lose 250,000 skilled tradespeople over the next decade. Read more about it in our spring issue. Download now.

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Supporting a diverse and professional skilled trades workforce.
Proud to be one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers! Click here to find out why.
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.
Ontarians Speak
Ipsos Reid poll says public sees benefit of Public Register of skilled trades. Read More

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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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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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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 & Updates

College wins prestigious IABC Gold Quill Award for Trades Today
(April 12, 2016) – The Ontario College of Trades (College) is the proud recipient of the International Association of Business Communicators’ (IABC) prestigious 2016 Gold Quill Merit Award. The College was recognized for its quarterly member publication Trades Today.”
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Majority of parents support a career in trades for their children
(March 03, 2016)—According to a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of the Ontario College of Trades (College), 95 per cent of Ontario parents are supportive of their children working in a trade-related profession – but they aren’t talking about it.
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Ontario is preparing for the transition to Red Seal – Heat and Frost Insulators
(February 22, 2016)—The first ever Interprovincial Red Seal exam for the trade of Heat and Frost Insulator will be available in Ontario as of July 1, 2016. Once released, individuals will be able to achieve a Red Seal Endorsement (RSE) on their Certificate of Qualification (C of Q).
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