Strategic Plan
The Strategic Plan and 2018 Priorities reflects the advice and support of the College’s Board of Governors, and identifies the College’s 2018 strategic priorities and objectives.
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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
Apprentices Bailey Wood and Ahmed Abdi discuss how Ontario’s new apprenticeship strategy will help provide the right tools for success.
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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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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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Annual Meeting of Members
The Ontario College of Trades held its 2018 Annual Meeting of Members on Tuesday, June 19, 2018. If you were unable to attend, a recording of the meeting can be found here.
alert Icon Important notice: The Ontario government has introduced legislation that would, if passed, make significant changes to the apprenticeship and skilled trades system. Check back here for updates on how this might impact you and where to get more information.
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Latest News & Updates

The Ontario government has introduced legislation as Bill 47
The government of Ontario has announced they intend to make changes to Ontario’s skilled trades and apprenticeship system. On October 23, 2018, legislation was introduced as Bill 47 proposing the following ...
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CEO’s Message - Member News (June 2018)
As we head into summer, I’d like to update you on some of the key initiatives that we’ve been working on with members and stakeholders. To begin, let me say thank you to those who responded to our first member newsletter. We had hundreds of responses and I was happy to engage with you and ...
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Ontario College of Trades and Skills Ontario sign MOU on apprenticeship promotion
The Ontario College of Trades (College) and Skills Ontario are working together to further raise awareness and attract people to careers in the skilled trades. College CEO and registrar, George Gritziotis and Skills Ontario CEO, Ian Howcroft, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) …
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Stakeholder input to ratio review process improvements underway
The Minister of Labour has approved a regulation providing the Ontario College of Trades (College) with an additional 12 months to consult with stakeholders on potential improvements to the journeyperson to apprenticeship ratio review process and ratio criteria. The actual ratio reviews before a panel is now set to begin in April 2019.
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