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Due to system maintenance, the Skilled Trades Ontario Portal will be unavailable from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on July 7th, 2022. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Welcome to the Skilled Trades Ontario Portal


The Skilled Trades Ontario Portal provides individuals with secure access to online services. As the Government of Ontario hosts the Skilled Trades Ontario Portal, creating a My Ontario Account is required to access services online. Additional online services are being released in phases, with the goal of building a one-window digital channel for all skilled trades and apprenticeship clients by 2025.


Services currently available online

Apprenticeship


  • New apprenticeship applicants
  • Registered Ontario apprentices
  • Sponsors

Sign-in to existing portal account

Create new portal account

Certification

  • Completed Ontario apprentices
  • Ontario-certified journeypersons
  • Recognized Canadian certificate holders
  • Current or former members of the Canadian Forces
  • Experienced workers

Sign-in to existing portal account

Create new portal account

Services currently available online


All users

  • Update your address, primary telephone number and alternate telephone number using the Skilled Trades Ontario Portal, through your user profile.

Note: To update an address containing a Post Office (PO) Box or Rural Road (RR), or any other profile information such as your name or email address, contact Skilled Trades Ontario at (647) 847-3000 or toll-free (Ontario only) 1-855-299-0028, 8:30 am to 5:00 pm EST.

Apprenticeship

  • Apply for an apprenticeship program
  • Active apprentices can change their sponsor
  • Sponsors can submit applications on behalf of apprentice applicants
  • NEW: Sponsors can add additional users to account

Certification

  • View certifying exam results
  • Renew Certificates of Qualification in compulsory trades
  • Apply to have a Canadian certificate/license recognized
  • Apply to have a Canadian Forces certificate matched to a civilian trade
  • Experienced workers can apply for a Trade Equivalency Assessment

Create new portal account - Apprenticeship


  • New apprenticeship applicant
    1. Ensure that you have the necessary information to complete your online application. Refer to the Ontario government website for a list of the information you will need, or contact the Employment Ontario Contact Centre toll-free at 1-800-387-5656 (TTY: 1-866-533-6339) or your local Employment Ontario Apprenticeship Office for more information.
       
      You must be 18 years of age or older to submit an online application for apprenticeship. You can still apply for an apprenticeship if you are under 18 years of age, but you must download and submit a paper application to your local Employment Ontario Apprenticeship Office.
    2. If you are 18 years of age or older and are ready to apply for an apprenticeship online, start by creating a My Ontario account.
    3. Submit your application for apprenticeship online.
  • Registered Ontario apprentices

    Your information has been automatically transferred to Skilled Trades Ontario.

    1. Ensure that you are accessing your existing account when you create your My Ontario Account. You must use the same email address that you used when registering your training agreement with the Ministry, or when you set up your account with the Ontario College of Trades (if applicable).

      If you are unsure of which email address is on file or if you need to update your email address, please contact Skilled Trades Ontario at (647)-847-3000 or toll-free (Ontario only) 1-855-299-0028, 8:30 am to 5:00 pm EST.

      You will be prompted to create a new password, even if you had online access to your account with the Ontario College of Trades.

      If you had a membership number with the Ontario College of Trades, it is now your new account number with Skilled Trades Ontario.

    2. Create a My Ontario account for online access to the Skilled Trades Ontario Portal.
  • Sponsors

    At this time, sponsors are only able to view the status of applications submitted through the Skilled Trades Ontario Portal; they are not able to view a comprehensive list of all apprentices they are sponsoring.

    To support the administration of apprenticeships, it is possible to have more than one person accessing a sponsor account. Once you have created a sponsor account for your organization or business, you as the primary sponsor can then add sponsor administrators and sponsor representatives to your account. Sponsor administrators and sponsor representatives can complete the same activities as you. Sponsor administrators can also add other sponsor administrators and representatives to your account.

    When a sponsor administrator or sponsor representative is added to your account, they will receive an email notification with instructions on next steps for accessing the account.

    To create a Primary Sponsor account:

    You must be approved by the ministry as a sponsor, have a Ministry-issued Sponsor ID# and have registered at least one apprentice to begin using the online application. To apply on behalf of your first apprentice, please complete the paper application form and submit it to your local Employment Ontario Apprenticeship Office.

    If you have registered an apprentice(s) in the past and would like to train an additional apprentice(s), you can create a Skilled Trades Ontario Portal account by following the following steps to start an online apprenticeship training application.

    1. You will need to have a Ministry-issued Sponsor ID# to access your Skilled Trades Ontario account online. If you do not remember, or do not have a Ministry-issued Sponsor ID#, contact the Employment Ontario Contact Centre toll-free at 1-800-387-5656 (TTY: 1-866-533-6339) or your local Employment Ontario Apprenticeship office.
    2. Contact Skilled Trades Ontario at (647)-847-3000 or toll-free (Ontario only) 1-855-299-0028, 8:30 am to 5:00 pm EST to find out what email address to use when creating your My Ontario account.
    3. Create a My Ontario account for online access to the Skilled Trades Ontario Portal.

Create new portal account - Certification


  • Completed Ontario apprentices

    If you have an Ontario Certificate of Apprenticeship or a Provisional Certificate of Qualification, your information has been automatically transferred to Skilled Trades Ontario.

    1. Ensure that you are accessing your existing account when you create your My Ontario Account. You must use the same email address you used when you registered your training agreement with the Ministry or when you set up your account with the Ontario College of Trades (if applicable).

      If you are unsure of which email address is on file or if you need to update your email address, please contact Skilled Trades Ontario at (647)-847-3000 or toll-free (Ontario only) 1-855-299-0028, 8:30 am to 5:00 pm EST.

      You will be prompted to create a new password, even if you had online access to your account with the Ontario College of Trades.

      If you had a membership number with the Ontario College of Trades, it is now your new account number with Skilled Trades Ontario.

    2. Create a My Ontario account for online access to the Skilled Trades Ontario Portal.
  • Ontario-certified journeypersons

    Your information has been automatically transferred to Skilled Trades Ontario.

    1. Ensure that you are accessing your existing account when you create your My Ontario Account. You must use the same email address you used when you set up your account with the Ontario College of Trades and this email cannot be used for another Skilled Trades Ontario Portal account, such as a Sponsor account.

      If you are unsure of which email address is on file or if you need to update your email address, please contact Skilled Trades Ontario at (647)-847-3000 or toll-free (Ontario only) 1-855-299-0028, 8:30 am to 5:00 pm EST.

      You will be prompted to create a new password, even if you had online access to your account with the Ontario College of Trades.

      If you had a membership number with the Ontario College of Trades, it is now your new account number with Skilled Trades Ontario.

    2. Create a My Ontario account for online access to the Skilled Trades Ontario Portal.
  • Recognized Canadian certificate holders

    If you have a recognized certificate from another Canadian province or territory and would like to obtain an Ontario Certificate of Qualification:

    1. Review the Recognized Canadian Certificate Holder Guide on the Skilled Trades Ontario website.
    2. Create a My Ontario account for online access to the Skilled Trades Ontario Portal.
    3. Submit your application online.

    If you have a Certificate of Qualification issued by the Ontario government prior to April 8, 2013 and did not have an account with the Ontario College of Trades after that date:

    1. Contact Skilled Trades Ontario at (647) 847-3000 or toll-free (Ontario only) 1-855-299-0028, 8:30 am to 5:00 pm EST for further instruction.
    2. Create a My Ontario account for online access to the Skilled Trades Ontario Portal.
  • Current and former members of the Canadian Forces

    If you have a Certificate of Military Achievement and wish to apply to have it matched to a civilian trade:

    1. Review the Trade Equivalency Assessment Application Guide on the Skilled Trades Ontario website.
    2. To support current and former members of the Canadian Forces in their transition from military to civilian life, Skilled Trades Ontario provides an exemption from assessment fees. To apply, complete the Canadian Forces Veteran/Reservist Fee Exemption Application Form and upload it to your online application.
    3. Create a My Ontario account for online access to the Skilled Trades Ontario Portal.
  • Experienced workers

    Skilled Trades Ontario’s Trade Equivalency Assessment is the first step towards obtaining a Certificate of Qualification for experienced workers who have not completed an Ontario apprenticeship, but who have equivalent skills and experience.

    If you are an experienced worker and would like to apply for a Trade Equivalency Assessment to obtain an Ontario Certificate of Qualification:

    1. Carefully review the Trade Equivalency Assessment Guide on the Skilled Trades Ontario website.

      You must submit all supporting documentation at the time of application. Once your application is submitted, you will not be able to modify it or attach any further documents to your file. If you apply without attaching these documents, you will be required to submit them to Skilled Trades Ontario before your fee payment is accepted and before the assessment can begin.

      If you need to submit additional documents, please email them to assessments@skilledtradesontario.ca. In the subject line, please include the following: Online application – FIRST AND LAST NAME – supporting documents.

    2. Create a My Ontario account for online access to the Skilled Trades Ontario Portal.
    3. Submit your application online.