ON proposes legislation to create Skilled Trades Ontario

May 12, 2021
The Government of Ontario has proposed legislation that would replace the Ontario College of Trades with Skilled Trades Ontario, a new Crown agency that would streamline and simplify ON’s apprenticeship system. Skilled Trades Ontario would lead the development and promotion of apprenticeship training and curriculum standards, in addition to providing client-facing services such as apprentice registration, issuance of certificates and renewals, and equivalency assessments. The new agency is intended reduce confusion and barriers for those pursuing a career in the trades and to help meet employer demand for qualified skilled trades workers. ON | Canadian Plastics (ON)