08
MAY
2018

May 8, 2018 – Balqis FATIMA

Charge: Part III Provincial Offences Act summons for offences 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.

Part III Provincial Offences Act summons for offences under the Ontario College of Trades and Apprenticeship Act, 2009, sec. 4 – employing or otherwise engaging individual to engage in compulsory trade without a Certificate of Qualification that is not suspended.

Summary: On August 23, 2017, as a result of a public complaint, Ontario College of Trades inspectors conducted an inspection at Shakira Beauty Salon, located at 2580 Shepard Ave., Mississauga, ON, in regards to hairstyling work performed on August 21, 2017. Further, on August 30, 2017, and on December 21, 2017, Ontario College of Trades inspectors conducted follow up inspections at Neu Luk Hair and Beauty Salon, located at 2580 Shepard Ave., Mississauga, ON.

The inspectors determined that Balqis Fatima did chemically straighten hair for remuneration while she did not hold a Certificate of Qualification or a Statement of Membership in the compulsory trade of hairstylist (332A), and while she was not an apprentice in the trade working pursuant to a registered training agreement. Further, the inspectors determined that an individual employed or otherwise engaged by Balqis Fatima performed colouring work for remuneration while said individual did not hold a Certificate of Qualification or a Statement of Membership in the compulsory trade of hairstylist (332A), and while the individual was not an apprentice in the trade working pursuant to a registered training agreement.

On May 8, 2018, Balqis Fatima was convicted of the two charges in a Mississauga court and ordered to pay a fine of $2,500 plus a $625 victim fine surcharge.