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College of Trades update

Grandfathering Ministry-issued Certificate of Qualifications and OCTAA enforcement underway.

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June 7, 2013

The Ministry of Training, College, and Universities recently amended a Minister’s regulation affecting the Ontario College of Trades’ membership for individuals that hold a ministry-issued Certificate of Qualification in a voluntary trade. Click here to read Ontario Regulation 421/12 and its amendments in full. In addition, June 6 marked the day enforcement officers were to begin enforcing the  Ontario College of Trades and Apprenticeship Act.

A snapshot:

  • Individuals that work in a voluntary trade do not require a Certificate of Qualification to work legally in Ontario.

  • A Certificate of Qualification in a voluntary trade that was issued by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities prior to April 8, 2013, has no expiry date.

  • A Certificate of Qualification in a voluntary trade that is granted by the Ontario College of Trades after April 8, 2013, will require  annual renewal and payment of the annual membership fee.

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