Regulation under the Ontario College of Trades and Apprenticeship Act, 2009
Regulation - Minister
Bill or Act:
Ontario College of Trades and Apprenticeship Act, 2009
Summary of Proposal:
In Fall 2018, the Government announced its intention to wind down the Ontario College of Trades (the "College") and the Legislature passed the Making Ontario Open for Business Act, 2018. In May 2019, the Modernizing the Skilled Trades and Apprenticeship Act, 2019 (MSTAA) was passed. The MSTAA sets out a new legislative framework for the skilled trades and apprenticeship system.
When it comes into force, the MSTAA will replace the Ontario College of Trades and Apprenticeship Act, 2009 (OCTAA), facilitate the dissolution of the Ontario College of Trades, and establish a ministry-led governance model for the skilled trades and apprenticeship system.
In order to maintain continuity of service and support the wind down of the College, consideration is being given to making a regulation under OCTAA that would:
a) modify the objects of the College relating to the development of apprenticeship programs, to make this work subject to the approval of the ministry.
The intended outcomes are that: apprenticeship standards and examinations would be continually updated and implemented during the College's phased wind-down; and apprenticeship programs would continue to be aligned with industry practices, equipment and skills needs during the wind down period.
b) modify the size, composition, and quorum of the College's Board of Governors:
(i) setting the Board's size at five members with a quorum of three so that the Board could: more easily achieve quorum; better focus on priorities related to the College's wind down; and, engage in more efficient decision-making processes.
(ii) removing the current constituency requirements so that Board member appointments may be focused on: supporting continuity through the College's phased wind-down; and, competencies and experience which could support the College through its phased wind-down.
The anticipated effective date of the regulation would be on filing.
The proposed regulation would not impose additional costs on Ontario businesses - it will only impact the governance and operation of the Ontario College of Trades.
December 5, 2019
Comments Due Date:
December 20, 2019
OCTAA regulation proposal
Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development
315 Front St W, 17th Floor
Toronto, ON M7A 0B8