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1 Employment and Training Division Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities Update on Ontario College of Trades

2 2 Ontario College of Trades Act (OCTAA) Establishes the Ontario College of Trades (OCOT) Empowers OCOT to establish apprenticeship programs (training standards, curriculum standards, exams, hours, wage rates and journeyperson to apprentice training ratios for trades the minister prescribes as trades with hours, wage rates and ratios) and determine compulsory status for trades Replaces the Apprenticeship and Certification Act, 1998 and the Trades Qualifications and Apprenticeship Act

3 3 Ontario College of Trades (OCOT) On April 8, 2013: The College will begin offering services to members Specific sections of the Act will be proclaimed  Section 7 (Employers and Sponsors) will not be proclaimed at this time The Trades Qualification and Apprenticeship Act (TQAA) and Apprenticeship and Certification Act, 1998 (ACA) will be repealed.

4 4 Proclamation of OCTAA: Client Impacts On April 8, 2013, those holding valid registered training agreements and Certificates of Qualification will be deemed to be members of OCOT for one year Clients with training agreements registered on or after April 8, 2013, must become members of the College of Trades within 90 days of the registration date on the training agreement. (After the first year, new apprentices must become members of OCOT within 30 days of registering the training agreement.)

5 5 I Those working in compulsory trades must become members of the College of Trades. Workers in voluntary trades will also be encouraged to become members of the Journeypersons class. Employers and sponsors will be invited to join the College of Trade voluntarily in Public Registry Apprentices and journeypersons who have a membership with the College of Trades will be listed Available on the College’s public website Proclamation of OCTAA: Client Impacts

6 6 Roles and Responsibilities of MTCU Promote trades and apprenticeship Register training agreements Issue Certificate of Apprenticeship to all completed apprentices Approve training deliverers apprenticeship programs established by the College Manage special apprenticeship programs such as OYAP Administer examinations Provide secretariat support to the Appointments Council Work with other governments and OCOT on the Interprovincial Red Seal Program Conduct policy development, evaluation and research in relation to the trades and apprenticeship Pass regulations

7 7 Roles and Responsibilities of OCOT Regulate persons practicing in skilled trades in Ontario and employers who employ them OCOT will issue all Certificates of Qualification Promote trades and apprenticeship Establish the scope of practice and standards for trades Conduct research in relation to trades Work with other governments and the Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities on the Interprovincial Red Seal Program Make decisions on issues such as compulsory/voluntary certification and apprenticeship ratios Collect membership fees to support the functions of OCOT Maintain a public register of members

8 8 Where Are We Now MTCU staff have been trained on the key changes for implementation EOIS Apprenticeship system will be unavailable from March 29 th – April 8 th, 2013 to prepare for the transition to OCOT In exceptional cases some services may still be available Plan under way to deliver information sessions to the EO network.

9 9 Where Are We Now (cont’d) Those apprentices with a credit for exam fees have been contacted to advise them of the procedure to either write the exam or how to receive a refund. As other changes to ministry processes and procedures roll out in anticipation for the Ontario College of Trades implementation date of April 8, 2013, MTCU will continue to update stakeholders and clients on any changes that will affect them.

10 10 For more information Please refer to: Ontario College of Trades website:  Ontario College of Trades and Apprenticeship Act, 2009: 


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