Trades Today
This summer the College’s enforcement team helped educate tradespeople about safety and compliance with industry blitzes throughout the province. Read the full story in our Fall issue.

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Skilled Trades Job Board (Pilot phase) 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.
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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.
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

Certification Exam Available for Concrete Pump Operators on December 12, 2016
The first ever provincial Certificate of Qualification (C of Q) exam for the Concrete Pump Operator trade (637C) will be available December 12, 2016. This will be the first time a provincial Certificate of Qualification is available in Ontario for this trade.
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New Red Seal Endorsement implementation date and reduced Trade Equivalency Assessment fees for Heavy Equipment Operator Trades
(July 26, 2016) Two important changes will take effect regarding the implementation process for the new Red Seal Endorsements for the Heavy Equipment Operator (HEO) trades.

Statement on the transfer of the regulatory and administrative oversight of the Ontario College of Trades to the Ministry of Labour
(May 12, 2016) As of Friday, May 6, 2016, the Government of Ontario decided that the regulatory and administrative oversight of the Ontario College of Trades (College) will be transferred from the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development (MAESD) to the Ministry of Labour.