Ontario College of Trades transferred to Ministry of Labour

Did you know?  As of May this year, the Ontario College of Trades (OCOT) which formerly reported to the Ministry of Education and Training, was transferred under the umbrella of the Ministry of Labour.  The following excerpt has been taken from the OCOT website:

(May 12, 2016) — Statement from Ontario College of Trades Registrar and CEO, David Tsubouchi: As of Friday, May 6, 2016, the Government of Ontario decided that the regulatory and administrative oversight of the Ontario College of Trades (College) will be transferred from the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development (MAESD) to the Ministry of Labour.

As outlined in a letter sent to College stakeholders from the Ministry of Labour, this change will not have an impact on the day-to-day operations of the College. The College will be undertaking its functions on a business as usual basis with no impact on College staff or members and will continue to serve its members and protect the public interest through our enforcement activities. We look forward to working with the Ministry of Labour as we fulfill our mandate  by regulating and promoting the skilled trades.

Members and stakeholders will continue to receive updates from the College’s website.