Annual Meeting of Members
DATE: June 12th, 2017
TIME: 7-8PM
LOCATION: Ivey Spencer
Leadership Centre
London, Ontario

Members wishing to attend, please RSVP to rsvp@collegeoftrades.ca
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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.

Begin your search today!
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.
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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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

Compliance and Enforcement Policy
Following the passage of legislative amendments to the Ontario College of Trades and Apprenticeship Act, 2009 on December 8, 2016, the Ontario College of Trades (College) was required to develop a compliance and enforcement policy.
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Welder Practical Assessment now required for Welder Red Seal Certification Process
Effective March 1, 2017, all apprentices and individuals going through the Trade Equivalency Assessment are required to complete a welder practical assessment prior to the written examination.
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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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