Since the Ontario College of Trades and Apprenticeship Act, 2009 (OCTAA) came into effect on April 8, 2013, the Ontario Skilled Trades Alliance is working to ensure the Ontario College of Trades and Ontario Government works collaboratively with industry leaders as it formulates legislation and policies that affect the skilled trades.


Contributing to the Discussion

Some of the areas we focus on include: 

  • Apprenticeship ratios
  • Compulsory certification reviews
  • Stakeholder consultations
  • Representation
  • Governance
  • Regulation  
  • Enforcement  
  • Communications by the College of Trades
  • Internal decisions at all levels of the College 
  • Enforcement
  • Code of ethics
  • Public targeting strategy
  • Industry-driven solutions
  • Promotion of trades
  • Research capacity

The Dean Review

The OSTA has made a formal submission on behalf of its members to the Dean Review, an independent public review of the Ontario College of Trades.

The Government of Ontario has appointed former Secretary of Cabinet and head of the Ontario Public Service, Tony Dean, to review key areas of Ontario’s skilled trades system within the mandate of the Ontario College of Trades.

For more information, please visit to get the latest updates on this stakeholder consultation.