TORONTO, Oct. 3, 2013 /CNW/ - The Ontario College of Trades (the College) is calling for written
submissions from skilled tradespeople and interested stakeholders about
whether the Sprinkler and Fire Protection Installer trade should be
classified as a compulsory trade or remain a voluntary trade.
The College is asking interested stakeholders to send in written
submissions that meet the criteria set out on the College's website: www.collegeoftrades.ca/about/review-panels/trade-classification. The deadline for written submissions is November 8, 2013 at 2:00pm.
Once the deadline has passed, individuals who made a written submission
will be invited to make an oral submission to a Review Panel that is
independent of the College. The independent Review Panel will then make
a decision on the classification of the trade based solely on the
written and oral submissions received.
The College will continue to turn to its stakeholders and members to get
their feedback on important issues that affect their careers and
There are currently 22 skilled trades that are designated compulsory. In
order to practice in a compulsory trade, an individual must be one of
A licensed journeyperson - a holder of a valid Certificate of
A journeyperson candidate; or
A registered apprentice with the Ministry of Training, Colleges and
A holder of a provisional Certificate of Qualification.
Examples of compulsory trades include: plumber, automotive service
technician and hairstylist.
There are currently 134 trades designated as voluntary. Certification
is offered in some voluntary trades, but is not a requirement to
practice in the trade.
Examples of voluntary trades include: roofer, cook and welder.
SOURCE: Ontario College of Trades
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