Ontario College of Trades and Apprenticeship Act, 2009 - Board Regulation - Scope of Practice
Regulation - Other
Bill or Act:
Ontario College of Trades and Apprenticeship Act
Summary of Decision:
Four Board Regulations were filed on June 16, 2011:
Ontario Regulation 275/11 Scope of Practice - Trades in the Construction Sector
Ontario Regulation 276/11 Scope of Practice - Trades in the Industrial Sector
Ontario Regulation 277/11 Scope of Practice - Trades in the Motive Power Sector
Ontario Regulation 278/11 Scope of Practice - Trades in the Service Sector
These regulations will be published in the Ontario Gazette on July 2, 2011.
January 28, 2011
Summary of Proposal:
The Ontario College of Trades will be responsible for the regulation of the practice of trades in Ontario under the Ontario College of Trades and Apprenticeship Act, 2009 (OCTAA). It is anticipated that the College will be fully established and operational in 2012.
Under the OCTAA, the Board of Governors may make regulations on a variety of subject matters, including the scope of practice of a trade, subject to the prior review of the Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities and the approval of the Lieutenant Governor in Council.
In accordance with this authority, the Board is proposing to prescribe the scope of practice for trades that are subject to the OCTAA. Scope of practice is the technical description of the activities that constitutes work that is part of the trade.
In proposing the regulations, the Board does not intend on making changes to existing scopes of practice for the trades currently set out under the Trades Qualification and Apprenticeship Act and the Apprenticeship and Certification Act, 1998. The Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (TCU) has posted on this registry the intention of the Minister of TCU to prescribe trades for the purposes of the Ontario College of Trades and Apprenticeship Act, 2009.
The TQAA and ACA will be repealed when the College is fully established and operational in 2012.
Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities
Strategic Policy and Programs Division
23rd Floor, Mowat Block, 900 Bay Street
Toronto, ON M7A 1L2
June 16, 2011