Compliance and Enforcement Policy
The compliance and enforcement policy helps protect the public interest and ensures Ontarians feel confident that when they hire someone to fix their brakes or wire their homes that the work is being done by certified tradespeople.

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Trades Today
Download the latest issue of Trades Today and read about some members’ journey through the TEA process, Ontario students #SkillingIt at the 2017 Skills Ontario Competition and so much more.

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Celebrating 150
From electricians to hairstylists to chefs to automotive service techs, we benefit from the services our tradespeople have contributed in the past, work to provide today, and will continue to build in the future.

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Supporting a diverse and professional skilled trades workforce.
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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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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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notification IconEffective September 1, 2017, the College will no longer accept cash payments received by mail. In addition, on January 1, 2018 we will no longer accept cash payments at our service counter at 655 Bay Street, Toronto. Click here for more information.

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Latest News & Updates

Ontario College of Trades names new Registrar & CEO
Don Gosen, chair of the Board of Governors of the Ontario College of Trades (College)—professional regulatory body that regulates and promotes Ontario’s 156 trades in the public interest—today announced the appointment of George Gritziotis as Registrar and CEO, effective October 16, 2017.
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Board of Governors announces the election of Don Gosen as new chair
The Ontario College of Trades’ (College) Board of Governors (Board) is pleased to announce the election of Don Gosen as its new chair effective September 1, 2017. Don succeeds Pat Blackwood whose term comes to a close after serving as chair for the past two years.
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Ontario is preparing for the transition to Red Seal – Cement (concrete) Finisher (244G)
The first ever Interprovincial Red Seal exam for the trade of Cement (concrete) Finisher will be available in Ontario as of January 1, 2018. 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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