Skilled Trades Ontario is an agency of the Ministry of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development responsible for apprenticeship and skilled trades certification in Ontario. It was established through the Building Opportunities in the Skilled Trades Act, 2021.
We are committed to making it easier for skilled trades professionals to access services, promoting careers in the skilled trades and addressing the labour shortage. We want to make Ontario the place where skilled trades professionals thrive.
Skilled Trades Ontario is responsible for trades certification in Ontario, including:
The Ministry of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development is responsible for compliance and enforcement. Please contact the Occupational Health and Safety Contact Centre to report unsafe or unauthorized work.
The Ministry of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development oversees trades legislation and regulations, including prescribing/deprescribing trades, scopes of practice, trade classifications and ratios.
To support Ontario’s economic success as the central authority responsible for establishing leading-edge standards in the skilled trades to meet the opportunities of today and the challenges of tomorrow.
Make Ontario the place where skilled trades professionals thrive.