Ontario Government Transfers Responsibility for Apprenticeship and Skilled Trades

As of October 21, 2019, responsibility for Apprenticeship and Skilled Trades, including the transition to the new Ministry-led service delivery model, has been transferred to the Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development. During the transition, the Ministry and the College continue to jointly deliver key services as required under the Ontario College of Trades and Apprenticeship Act, 2009 (OCTAA). Among other duties, the Ministry continues to register training agreements with apprentices, assess employer eligibility to take on apprentices, and administer Certificate of Qualification exams. As required under OCTAA, the College supports this work, including by continuing to issue skilled trades credentials (Certificates of Qualification and Statements of Membership) and supporting labour mobility through credential verification.

For more information on careers in the skilled trades, and the ongoing modernization efforts being led by the Ontario government, please visit https://www.ontario.ca/page/skilled-trades.

The Ontario College of Trades is winding down as the government takes action to modernize the skilled trades and apprenticeship system.

Information on this website is moving to Ontario.ca. Visit the Ontario government’s new Skilled Trades page for more information and resources.