Mississauga, ON (April 7, 2014) — The Ontario College of Trades (the College) has fined Gumarathas Balasubramaniam for
allowing uncertified employees to perform the work of a Truck and Coach Technician (310T), which is a violation of the Ontario
College of Trades and Apprenticeship Act, 2009, Section 4.
The Ontario College of Trades is an industry-driven, professional regulatory body that protects the public by regulating and
promoting the skilled trades.
One of the main responsibilities of the College is to ensure that individuals performing the skills of compulsory trades have the
training and certification required to legally practise this trade in Ontario.
Members of the public have a right to expect that companies and individuals they engage to do the work of compulsory trades
have the legal qualifications to perform that work. Tradespeople, who have invested time and money in achieving their
professional status in the trades, deserve to work on a level playing field, and be protected from the underground economy.
“It is an important safety measure that the public and businesses confirm the qualifications of tradespeople they are hiring to do
the work of a compulsory trade,” said Bob Onyschuk, Director of Compliance and Enforcement for the Ontario College of Trades.
The full list of compulsory trades can be found on the College’s website.
To learn more about the Ontario College of Trades or access the public registry, please visit www.collegeoftrades.ca. Follow us on