Local 793 crane operators and crane apprentices must now pay an annual membership fee to the Ontario College of Trades in order to keep their Certificate of Qualification (C of Q).

Payments are due by the day and month of the operator’s anniversary date previously held with the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities.

Crane operators and apprentices who have a C of Q that is about to expire should have already received a renewal notice from the College in the mail.

Operators who have not yet received a notice, or who want to update their mailing information, should contact the client services department at the College by calling 1-855-299-0028 (toll-free) or 647-847-3000 (Greater Toronto Area).

Membership fees are as follows:

  • Crane apprentices – $60
  • Crane journeyperson – $120

The membership fees apply only to those practicing compulsory trades in Ontario. Heavy equipment operators do not pay the fees.