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Self governance at a cost

May 14, 2012 | By HPAC Magazine

Ontario College of Trades seeks feedback on fees

The Ontario College of Trades is asking for comments on its proposed membership fees through an online survey. The College encourages stakeholders, including employers, employees, apprentices and members of the public to provide their feedback on this issue. In addition to annual membership fees, other College and Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU) transactional fees will apply and are yet to be determined. These will include exam and assessment fees, penalties, etc. The current, one-time fee of $40 to register a training agreement with MTCU will continue. The current fee of $60 to renew a Certificate of Qualification with MTCU every three years will be discontinued.  Annual certificate renewals will be included in the annual College membership fee. The proposed membership fees would apply to the following membership classes:

  • Apprentice ($50 – $100 annually)
  • Journeyperson ($100 – $200 annually)
  • Tradesworker (Voluntary and Compulsory)* ($50 – $100 annually)
  • Employer/Sponsor (Small 0-5 trades employees: $100 – $200 annually; medium 6-50 trades employees: $200 – $400 annually; and large over 50 trades employees: $400 – $600 annually)

The deadline for comments is June 3, 2012. Fees for membership in the Ontario College of Trades will support its mandate as a self-sustaining, not-for-profit, regulatory body for trades in Ontario.





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