Regulation - LGIC

Consultation Regarding Establishing a New Trade of Barber

Regulation Number(s):
N/A
Bill or Act:
Ontario College of Trades and Apprenticeship Act 2009
Summary of Proposal:
Introduction
The Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities ("Ministry") has heard from many individuals who are interested in participating in a distinct trade of barber instead of being part of the trade of hairstylist. The Ministry is seeking input regarding whether the Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities should make a regulation to prescribe the trade of barber under the Ontario College of Trades and Apprenticeship Act, 2009 ("Act").

Background
The Act establishes the Ontario College of Trades ("College") as an industry-driven professional regulatory body to regulate the practice of over 150 trades in Ontario including 22 compulsory trades. The College opened its doors to members on April 8, 2013.

The Act provides that no individual shall engage in the practice of a compulsory trade unless the individual:
i. holds a certificate of qualification in good standing in that trade;
ii. is an apprentice in that trade and is working pursant to a registered training agreement that is in good standing; or
iii. is exempt under the Act from having to hold a certificate of qualification or being an apprentice.

The trade of hairstylist is a trade named as a compulsory trade under the Act. The scope of practice for the trade of hairstylist includes performing, for remuneration, any of the hairstyling services of cutting, designing, permanent waving, relaxing and straightening and colouring. There is no distinct trade of barber named under the Act.

In April 2013, the Minister made a regulation exempting barbers who on March 26, 2013 held a certificate of qualification in good standing in the trade of barber under the Apprenticeship and Certification Act, 1998 from having to pay membership fees to the College until findings are available from a public consultation on whether a separate trade should be established for barber or two years, whichever comes first.

Consultation
The Ministry is asking for your input related to establishing a distinct trade of barber and invites you to do this by providing a written submission through the Registry. Please submit your comments, including your rationale, regarding your support for or against the creation of a distinct trade of barber.

Submissions and comments provided to the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities are part of the public consultation process to solicit views. The Ministry may share your comments with the Ontario College of Trades. The Ministry may also contact you for additional information regarding your submission so please ensure your contact information is provided in your submission.

Please note that if a trade of barber is established under the Act, the scope of practice for the trade, as well as whether the trade would be compulsory or voluntary, would be established by the College in a regulation. There would be a spearate consultation for these regulations.

How to Provide Input
This consultation will last for 61 days and end on December 31. When submitting your comments, remember to include the following:
-Your name and/or the name of your business
-Contact number or e-mail (input submitted anonymously will not be considered)
-Your view and why

Comments can be sent by mail, fax, or e-mail to:
Attention: Barber Trade Consultation
Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities,Programs Branch
900 Bay Street, 23rd Floor Mowat Block
Toronto ON M7A 1L2
Fax: 416-326-5653
E-mail: appr.pb@ontario.ca
Further Information:
Proposal Number:
13-TCU006
Posting Date:
October 31, 2013
Comments Due Date:
December 31, 2013
Contact Address:
Attention: Barber Trade Consultation
Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities
Programs Branch
900 Bay Street, 23rd Floor Mowat Block
Toronto ON M7A 1L2
Fax: 416-326-5653
Email: appr.pb@ontario.ca