Important notice: 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 changes:

  • Setting the journeyperson to apprentice ratios to one-to-one,
  • Establishing a moratorium on trade classification and reclassification, and,
  • Abolishing the Ontario College of Trades (College), by repealing the Ontario College of Trades and Apprenticeship Act, 2009, on a future date to be proclaimed.

Should the proposed legislation pass, the College will work with the government to support an orderly transition of key functions in the coming months and looks forward to providing input on creating a stronger skilled trades system in Ontario.

The College will continue to collect membership fees and deliver key services until further notice, including:

  • Issuing or renewing Certificates of Qualification and other credentials,
  • Verifying credentials on worksites for compulsory trades,
  • Undertaking trade equivalency assessments, and,
  • Supporting labour mobility through credential verification.

For more information on the proposed changes to the College and to the apprenticeship system, please visit: https://news.ontario.ca/maesd/en/2018/10/open-for-business-modernizing-ontarios-apprenticeship-system.html

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