Amendments to the Ontario College of Trades

The Ontario government has introduced amendments to the Ontario College of Trades and Apprenticeship Act that it plans to push through the legislature within the next two weeks. These amendments, buried in a budget bill, will diminish the value of a certificate of qualification in a compulsory trade – such as electrician, steamfitter, plumber, sheet metal worker and sprinkler installer. This may also impact trades in non-construction sectors.

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