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