The Ontario College of Trades is seeking input on its proposed membership fees.

An online survey has been set up on the College’s website at

The College is encouraging all of its stakeholders, including employers, employees, apprentices and members of the public to provide their feedback on the fees.

Following are the four classes of membership to be affected and the proposed fees:

Apprentices – $50 to $100 annually

Tradesworkers (voluntary and compulsory) – $50 to $100 annually

Journeypersons – $100 to $200 annually

Employers/Sponsors – $100 to $600 annually, depending on the number of trades employees

The deadline for receipt of comments is June 3, 2012.

The College says the consultation is important because membership fees have an impact on each member of the College and support its ability to meet its mandate.

For more information about the proposed membership fees, click here.

To fill out the online comment form, click here.

The College represents more than 150 skilled trades, tradespersons, apprentices and employers across the province.

When fully operational, the college will regulate persons practicing in skilled trades in Ontario and employers who employ them.

The College will also be promoting the trades and apprenticeship.