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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Trades Today - Spring 2015
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.

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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

Ipsos Reid poll says public sees benefit of public register of skilled trades professionals
(May 19, 2015) — Ontarians are virtually unanimous in their support of the Ontario College of Trades use of a Public Register of its members so that public can easily verify a skilled tradesperson’s qualifications.
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Court fines Windsor man for illegal work on Toronto home
Ontario College of Trades investigation led to charge

(February 4, 2015) — A Windsor man was ordered by a Provincial Court to pay a $5,000 fine for performing the work of an Electrician without certification, a violation under the Ontario College of Trades and Apprenticeship Act, 2009, Section 2.
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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.
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