Recommendations on the Replacement Model for Regulating the Apprenticeship and Skilled Trades System in Ontario
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Recommendations on the Replacement Model for Regulating the Apprenticeship and Skilled Trades System in Ontario

CLAC Submission to the Ministry of Labour, Training, and Skills Development

On November 21, 2018, the Ontario Legislature passed Bill 47, Making Ontario Open for Business Act, 2018, which initiated the orderly wind down of the Ontario College of Trades (OCOT).

Since the creation of OCOT, CLAC actively participated in the review and consultations processes initiated by OCOT related to the regulation of Ontario’s apprenticeship and skilled trades sector.

The skilled trades are critical to Ontario’s future prosperity and it is important that the replacement model delivers a system that supports completion of apprenticeship training, protects the public interest, and delivers a fair, enforceable regulatory regime that respects all stakeholders.

CLAC is pleased to provide a series of recommendations to the ministry on the replacement model.

Our recommendations cover five key areas.

1. Registration

2. Enforcement

3. Defining the Scopes of Trades

4. Apprenticeship Sponsorship Organizations

5. OCOT Functions Worth Preserving

Read our full report below. 

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