News Releases

OSTA Applauds Legislation to Open Up New Opportunities in the Skilled Trades. November 21, 2018

OSTA Welcomes Ontario Government Efforts to Reduce Barriers to the Skilled Trades. October 23, 2018

OSTA Welcomes Ontario Budget 2018 Focus on Apprentices. March 28, 2018

OSTA Disappointed By the Ratio Review Delay. March 20, 2018

Ontario Skilled Trades Alliance Ready to Close Ontario's Skills Gap. November 20, 2015

Ontario Home Builders' Association to Lead Ontario Skilled Trades Alliance. September 8, 2015

Smoke and Mirrors Review of the Ontario College of Trades Not Enough. May 8, 2014.

Windsor Construction Leaders Join Alliance Committed to Combat the Ontario College of Trades. March 26, 2014.

Skilled Trades Employers Call for Halt of Compulsory Certification Process. November 13, 2013. 

Ontario Budget Reinforces Commitments to Dean Recommendations and to Closing the Skills Gab. February 25, 2016.

In the News

Report Scrutinizes OCOT practices. Daily Commercial News. March 23, 2015.

Bang On!: Builders buoyed by provincial review of College of Trades changes. London Free Press. February 4, 2015.

Bang On!: New licensing law will force thousands out of work. London Free Press. January 10, 2015.

College of Trades a botched bureaucracy. The Barrie Examiner. November 18, 2014.

Include tradespeople in review: MPP. Orillia Packet & Times. November 14, 2014.

Changes coming to Ontario College of Trades? Toronto Sun. November 11, 2014.

Scope of Dean’s OCOT review needs work: industry. Daily Commercial News. November 6, 2014.

Scott Stinson: Five ways the Ontario Liberals are messing with the province’s economy. National Post. April 27, 2014.

Labourers’ Union joins anti-OCOT coalition. Ottawa Construction Report. April 10, 2014.

Windsor construction groups join alliance against OCOT. Daily Commercial News. April 7, 2014.

Ontario College of Trades Out of Control. Yahoo! Finance. April 7, 2014.

A new trick on the trades. Toronto Sun. April 4, 2014.

Carpenter says discord building over certification. Barrie Examiner. April 4, 2014.

Policy a job killer: Dunlop. Orillia Packet & Times. April 4, 2014.

Ontario College of Trades: Why CARAHS opposes it. Canadian Contractor. April 4, 2014.

Ontario plan to licence carpenters will kill jobs: Jason Kenney. Toronto Sun. April 3, 2014.

Construction industry up in arms over job site enforcement officers. Windsor Star. March 27, 2014.

Construction union joins fight against compulsory certification. Sun News Network. March 26, 2014.

Construction union vows to fight Ontario College of Trades. Toronto Sun. March 26, 2014.

Apprenticeship training system needs reform. Oshawa This Week. March 26, 2014.

Sarnia-Lambton MPP Bob Bailey says apprentice registration crunch coming. Sarnia Observer. March 23, 2014.

College of Trades puts jobs at risk. Petrolia Topic. March 21, 2014.

Educators, government, and employers need to get on the same page with skilled trades. Northumberland News. March 20, 2014.

Dunlop Plan for Skilled Trades. Bayshore Broadcasting Centre. March 14, 2014.

MPP unveils plan to strengthen skilled trades sector. Barrie Examiner. March 14, 2014.

College of Trades reviewing carpentry classification. Information Highway. March 10, 2014.

Carpenter licensing plan threatens construction agency: Tory MPP. Toronto Sun. March 6, 2014.

Only 10% of apprentices have joined College of Trades, MPP says. Orillia Packet & Times. March 6, 2014.

Letter to the Editor: OGCA defends Ontario Skilled Trades Alliance. Daily Commercial News. February 24, 2014.

Letter to the Editor: ORBA backs Ontario Skilled Trades Alliance, says arguments are common sense. Daily Commercial News. February 24, 2014.

Simcoe North MPP irate at ratio-review system. Barrie Examiner. January 14, 2014.

Ontario College of Trades review panel bias issue heading to court. Ontario Construction Report. January 10, 2014.

OCOT will not “pause” reviews, says Tsubouchi. Daily Commercial News. December 18, 2013.

OCOT review panel objections still open until tomorrow. Daily Commercial News. December 12, 2013.

OCOT review process needs review, says alliance. Daily Commercial News. November 25, 2013.

Skilled Trades Alliance call for halt of compulsory certification process. November 21, 2013.

Slam the brakes on the OCOT trade status reviews, says alliance. Daily Commercial News. November 20, 2013

Queen's Park: New trades regulator a bad idea. Law Times. November 18, 2013.

Skilled trades employers call for halt of compulsory certification process. HPAC Magazine. November 14, 2013.

Skilled trades employers call for halt of compulsory certification process. Plant Engineering & Maintenance. November 13, 2013.

Skilled trades employers call for thorough review of compulsory certification process. On-Site Magazine. November 13, 2013.