Extension of Journeyperson Candidates Class Memberships due to Covid-19 Public Health Emergency

Due to the need for physical distancing during the rapidly evolving COVID-19 situation exam centres for apprenticeship and skilled trades certification are closed. Examination sittings may currently be arranged on a case-by-case basis for candidates who urgently need to attempt their exam.

To support skilled tradespersons and apprentices who are unable to write their exams during this period, effective April 21 the Government of Ontario has filed a regulation extending by 120 days memberships in the College’s Journeyperson Candidates Class that expire between March 18 2020 and September 18 2020. Individuals in the Journeyperson Candidates Class have completed their apprenticeship training but not yet passed their Certificate of Qualification exam. Under the Ontario College of Trades and Apprenticeship Act, 2009,, these individuals may continue to work in their compulsory trade in Ontario until their membership in the Journeyperson Candidates Class ends. The same 120 day extension will apply to individuals holding a provisional Certificate of Qualification.

If you have any questions about this extension please contact your local Ministry of Labour, Training, and Skills Development Apprenticeship Office, which you can find at: https://www.ontario.ca/page/employment-ontario-apprenticeship-offices or the Employment Ontario Contact Centre at 1-800-387-5656.