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This week’s Ontario Construction News – October 29, 2018
Ford Government to abolish OCOT and set apprenticeship ratios at 1:1
The Ontario government says it plans to wind down the Ontario College of Trades (OCOT) as it sets apprenticeship to journeymen ratios at 1-1 across all trades and implements a moratorium on trade classifications and reclassifications. “There have been persistent challenges in how the skilled trades in Ontario are regulated, the amount of (OCOT) membership […]
Industry groups, unions applaud and dispute OCOT and trades apprenticeship, certification announcements
Representatives of the Progressive Contractors Association (PCA) and the Ontario Skilled Trades Alliance (OSTA) have issued news releases expressing support for the provincial government’s announcements regarding trades certification, apprenticeship ratios and the decision to close down the Ontario College of Trades. Not surprisingly, some unions, especially representing skilled trades, expressed dismay with the news, while […]
Consulting Engineers of Ontario (CEO) meets MPPs at Ontario Legislative Assembly
Consulting Engineers of Ontario (CEO) representatives returned to the Ontario Legislative Assembly on Oct. 22 for the group’s fourth annual Queen’s Park Day (QPD). QPD gives CEO and its member firms an opportunity to meet face-to-face with elected officials and their staff to discuss important industry issues. The focus of this year’s event was to […]
Weekly OLRB Applications (beginning Oct. 15)
Here is the list of applications to the Ontario Labour Relations Board (OLRB) for the week beginning Oct. 15.