October 31, 2017 – Nautica Electric

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 August 30, 2017, Ontario College of Trades inspectors conducted an inspection at a residential construction project located at 130 Columbia Street West, Waterloo ON. The inspectors determined that one individual employed by Nautica Electric was installing electrical wiring in the kitchen of the residence, while he did not hold a Certificate of Qualification or a Statement of Membership in the compulsory trade of electrician – construction and maintenance (309A) 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 October 31, 2017, a College inspector issued a Notice of Contravention to Nautica Electric of Kitchener, setting out an administrative penalty of $500. Nautica Electric 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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