December 7, 2017 – Payless Auto Sales

Contravention: Employing or otherwise engaging individual to engage in compulsory trade without a Certificate of Qualification, contrary to section 4 of the Ontario College of Trades and Apprenticeship Act, 2009 (OCTAA).

Summary: On November 16, 2017, Ontario College of Trades inspectors responded to a complaint from the public regarding an unauthorized individual performing compulsory trade work at Payless Auto Sales, located at 147 Hespeler Road, Cambridge, ON. The inspectors determined that one individual employed by Payless Auto Sales was working on brake components of a motor vehicle while he did not hold a Certificate of Qualification or a Statement of Membership in the compulsory trade of automotive service technician (310S) that is not suspended, and while he was not an apprentice in the trade working pursuant to a registered training agreement that is not suspended.

Notice of Contravention: On December 7, 2017, a College inspector issued a Notice of Contravention to Payless Auto Sales of Cambridge, setting out an administrative penalty of $500. Payless Auto Sales had no other OCTAA Notices of Contravention issued to it in the three years preceding the date of the current notice.

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