Panel Decisions on Apprenticeship Ratio Reviews

TORONTO, June 10, 2013 /CNW/ - The Ontario College of Trades (the College) is committed to being open and transparent about critical decisions that affect its stakeholders and members.

Following a call for written submissions and public oral consultations, independent Review Panels have recently released decisions on the journeyperson to apprentice ratios for the following trades:

  • Painter and decorator Br 1- Commercial and Residential; Painter and decorator Br2 - Industrial
  • Plumber; Steamfitter
  • Refrigeration and air conditioning systems mechanic; Residential air conditioning systems mechanic
  • Residential (low rise) sheet metal installer; Sheet metal worker

The Review Panels are recommending the following ratio changes:

  • Reduce the journeyperson to apprentice ratio for both the Plumber and Steamfitter trades.
  • Adjust the Sheet metal worker trade to a graduated scale of ratios

The Board of Governors (the Board) of the College is responsible for setting out ratios in a Board regulation once the ratio change has been decided by a Review Panel. There will be no changes to the existing ratios for Plumber, Steamfitter and Sheet metal worker until the Board regulation is put in place later in 2013.

The College will continue to turn to its stakeholders and members on numerous occasions to get their feedback and hear their voices on important issues.

Copies of the reports by the Review Panels and a summary of Ratio Review Decisions are available online at:

SOURCE: Ontario College of Trades

For further information:

For media inquiries please contact:
Tristan Austin, Ontario College of Trades

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