Changes coming to Ontario College of Trades

We can hope they do make many changes .
I have not seen where any trades person like what they are doing .
We in the Home Inspection industry need to try and stay on top of this .
All the best … Roy

[FONT=Calibri]Changes coming to Ontario College of Trades?[/FONT]
[FONT=Calibri] [/FONT]
First posted: Monday, November 10, 2014 05:25 PM EST | Updated: Monday, November 10, 2014 05:49 PM EST
Premier Kathleen Wynne takes a turn on a train simulator instructed by product manager Ian Castle during a tour of Thales’ Canada Toronto office Monday, November 10, 2014. (Dave Abel/Toronto Sun)
· Carpenter licensing plan threatens construction agency: Tory MPP](
· Hairstylists battle new college of trades annual fee](
· A new trick on the trades](
· Ontario plan to licence carpenters will kill jobs: Jason Kenney](

TORONTO - Changes may be needed at the Ontario College of Trades, Premier Kathleen Wynne says.
“We need to make sure that the college does what it was set up to do, not that there are unintended consequences that actually prevent people from working who should be allowed to work in particular areas,” Wynne said Monday. “And so that’s why we’re doing a review of the college.”
The college has been a source of controversy since launched by the provincial government to determine which trades should have compulsory certification.
Critics argued it drives up costs for employers, particularly in construction, and bans people from working in certain trades even after decades of on-the-job experience.
The annual $120 fee per tradesperson, up from $60 every three years, also proved unpopular.
Supporters of the college countered that it brings professionalism to the trades, encourages young people to take up these careers, and ensures that work is done by qualified people.
After staunchly defending the college, the Ontario government appointed Tony Dean, the former secretary of cabinet, to look at the trade classification process last month.
The compulsory certification process — which determines if a tradesperson must pass courses and take a test to work in the field — was frozen while the review is underway.
The decision to review the college was supported by several groups including the Ontario Hairstylists Association, the union CLAC and the Council of Ontario Construction Associations (COCA).
“The Ontario College of Trades has proved a divisive issue for construction. A thorough, public review involving stakeholders and with an eye to improving processes will go a long way to earning the confidence of the construction industry,” COCA chair Don Gosen said in a statement Monday.
“The college as an organization is in its infancy. We’re pleased the government recognizes that now is the time to review, reflect and improve

Proposal to charge tradespeople extra fees is completely unfair .