College moves forward with membership process
March 1, 2013
The Ontario College of Trades recently embarked on the first phase of its Membership Drive, by sending out information packages to all Ontario apprentices and journeypersons practicing in compulsory trades. A second phase of direct mail to journeypersons in compulsory trades is starting this month (March, 2013), where members will begin to receive more personalized information about their membership fees, the process of renewing their Certificates of Qualifications and more information about the College and its services. Information packages for employers and those practicing in voluntary trades, will be mailed out shortly. Under requirements of the Ontario College of Trades and Apprenticeship Act, 2009 (OCTAA), the College must maintain a Public Register, which will become active on April 8, 2013, with the following details about all members: the member’s name; type of membership (i.e. Statement of Membership or Certificate of Qualification); all trades and classes associated with an individual’s membership; any terms, conditions and/or limitation imposed on the member’s Certificate of Qualification (C of Q) or Statement of Membership; any cancelling, revocation or suspension of a member’s C of Q or Statement of Membership; and/or, additional information as prescribed in by-laws. All members of the College will be listed on the Public Register, with the exception of registered apprentices in the Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (who are exempt under Ontario Regulation 421/12).