Charges: Part III Provincial Offences Act summons for an offence under the Ontario College of Trades and Apprenticeship Act, 2009, sec. 2 – individual engaging in compulsory trade – without Certificate of Qualification that is not suspended (eight counts).
Summary: On October 20, 2016 Ontario College of Trades inspectors were assigned to work jointly with the Electrical Safety Authority (ESA) in response to a complaint that an unauthorized individual was performing compulsory trade work in residences in the Burlington, Hamilton, and Oakville areas. The inspectors determined that Julio De Nobrega was performing electrical work and plumbing work in various homes while he did not hold a Certificate of Qualification or a Statement of Membership in the compulsory trade of electrician – construction and maintenance (309A) and plumber (306A) 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.
On July 11, 2017 Julio De Nobrega was convicted of all charges in a Burlington court and ordered to pay a fine of $5,000 plus a $1,250 victim fine surcharge. In additional, the court issued a two-year probation to Mr. De Nobrega.