Diversity & Skilled Trades
The College hosted its first-ever diversity and inclusion symposium to explore ways of working together to retain, upskill and increase the participation of underrepresented groups in the skilled trades.

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Trades Today
We talk with mobile crane operator, Brian Dwight of Dwight Cranes, about his pathway to success. From his struggles after his first crane purchase to lifting lights for the best movie productions around the world.
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Code of Ethics
College members are to refer to the Code of Ethics for guidance on how to conduct themselves in the most professional way possible during their interactions with clients, fellow members, the College, and other tradespeople and professionals.

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Let the skilled trades be your ticket!
We took visitors behind the scenes, showing what it’s like on set working in the skilled trades at TIFF Festival Street.

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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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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.
Proud to be one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers! Click here to find out why.
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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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

Hairstylist practical assessment required for new hairstylist apprentices
Effective January 1, 2018 new apprentices registered in the hairstylist apprenticeship program will be required to complete a practical assessment as well as the written examination in order to obtain certification in the hairstylist trade.
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Notification of Recent Change – Postponement in the Implementation of the Red Seal Endorsement for the Cement (Concrete) Finisher
The anticipated availability of the Red Seal exam for this trade in Ontario is now delayed until April 1, 2018 (extended from the original implementation date of January 1, 2018).
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Ontario College of Trades launches first members’ Code of Ethics
Today, the Ontario College of Trades (College) released its Code of Ethics (Code), raising the standards and profile of the skilled trades in the province by further defining the professional obligations which are already applicable to all members and contained in the Professional Misconduct Regulation.
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