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 new Chair’s Award of Excellence will honour individuals or organizations that have made an outstanding contribution to the skilled trades and apprenticeship in Ontario.

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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 (Pilot phase)
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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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 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

Notice of Compliance and Enforcement Committee Consultations
As part of its mandate to develop a Compliance and Enforcement Policy, the Compliance and Enforcement Committee will be holding regional consultations to hear input and feedback from the public, members, stakeholders, employers/employees union and non-union, and trades representatives union and non-union.
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Bill 70 Legislative Amendments Consultation
With the passage of recent legislative amendments to the Ontario College of Trades and Apprenticeship Act, 2009, the Ontario College of Trades (College) is seeking feedback on the following topics: A) Journeyperson to Apprentice Ratios; B) Compliance and Enforcement Policy; C) Trade Classification Review Referrals; D) Program Evaluation Process.
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College Names Members to New Compliance and Enforcement Committee
In accordance with section 34.1(3) of the Ontario College of Trades and Apprenticeship Act, 2009, the Board of Governors has approved the appointment of nine members to the new Compliance and Enforcement (C&E) Committee.
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