On April 8, 2013, the Ontario College of Trades assumed responsibility for the regulation of apprenticeship training in the province from the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities.

As part of this transition, apprentices who signed a Registered Training Agreement (RTA) in Ontario before April 8, 2013, are now legally required to renew their membership with the Ontario College of Trades by April 8, 2014.

This is so they can maintain their employment and their Registered Training Agreement as well as continue their training as an apprentice.

Membership in the College includes a renewal fee of $60 plus HST that supports its ability to enforce regulations that help protect the public and promote confidence in the skilled trades.

Payments can be made:

  • By phone at (toll free) 1-855-299-0028, or (in the GTA) 647-847-3000
  • At a chartered bank or credit union, please allow for up to five (5) business days for processing.
  • In-person at the College (Monday to Friday between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.), suite 600 – 655 Bay Street, Toronto, Ont., M5G 2K4.

The College is an industry-driven, professional regulatory body that protects the public by regulating and promoting the skilled trades. One of the main responsibilities of the College is to ensure that individuals performing the skills of compulsory trades have the training and certification required to legally practice this trade in Ontario.