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Message from the Board Chair and CEO/Registrar


Building up the Skilled Trades

Skilled Trades Ontario was established in January 2022. Since then, we have hit the ground running to improve trades training and simplify services for tradespeople, employers and people across the province.

Transition from Ontario College of Trades


New skilled trades legislation has resulted in significant changes to the trades registration system in Ontario:

  • Annual renewals are only required for Certificates of Qualification in compulsory trades
  • Certificates of Qualification in non-compulsory trades no longer expire, even if they have an expiry date on them
  • Only the information of individuals practicing compulsory trades will appear on the Skilled Trades Ontario Public Register

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