Ontario College of Trades

The Ontario College of Trades is a regulatory college for the apprenticeship and skilled trades system.

The College will encourage more people to work in the trades and help the system better serve employers, skilled tradespeople, apprentices and consumers.

Sharing personal contact and workplace status information

In 2013, the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities will transfer its responsibilities for certification in the skilled trades and for setting the standards for training apprentices to the Ontario College of Trades.

To prepare for this transfer, the government will share necessary information with the College, including:

  • For journeypersons and journeyperson applicants: contact information, registration date, result(s) of exam(s) taken, certification status and the date(s) of certificate renewal(s)
  • For apprentices: contact information, registration date, employer or sponsor, participation in any special apprenticeship program (such as the Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program) and workplace and certification status
  • For all journeypersons, journeyperson applicants and apprentices: preferred language of correspondence, date of birth and gender

The government is sharing this information so the College can carry out its responsibilities according to the Ontario College of Trades and Apprenticeship Act, 2009, including enforcement and the creation of a public registry of skilled workers.

Read on: College of Trades and Apprenticeship Act, 2009

For more information about the sharing of personal information by the government and its use by the College, contact:

For the Ministry:
Manager, Employment Ontario Contact Centre
Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities
33 Bloor Street, East
2nd Floor
Toronto, ON M7A 2S3
Phone: 416-326-5656
Toll-free: 1-800-387-5656
TTY (telephone service for the deaf) 1-866-533-6339

For the College:
Manager of Member Records and Data
Ontario College of Trades
655 Bay Street, Suite 600
Toronto, ON M5G 2K4
Phone: 647-847-3000
Toll-Free: 1-855-299-0028