Ontario College of Trades suspends billings and fees to technicians

By CRM staff

Toronto, Ontario – April 16, 2019 – The Ontario College of Trades annual membership fees have been reduced.

For apprenticeship class members, journeyperson candidate class members, tradesperson class members it costs zero dollars and $60 for journeyperson class members.

The College has placed a temporary pause on membership fee collection in order to make the necessary technical changes to reflect the new fee structure.

Starting last Friday, the College temporarily paused sending out invoices and accepting membership payments. The College will begin accepting payments at the new rate as soon as possible and no later than July 5, 2019. 

Although the College has temporarily paused sending out invoices and accepting payments, members remain responsible for their membership fees during this time. As such, membership fees at the new rates listed above will be assessed for the period of the temporary pause and will be due once the College resumes its payment processing.     

Membership fees paid prior to the fee change will be credited either towards College membership fees or any future fee model, as appropriate.

In addition, last Thursday the Government of Ontario proposed a new act, the Modernizing the Skilled Trades Apprenticeship Act, that would establish a new governance model for skilled trades and apprenticeship system. This would be a Ministry-led delivery model with industry input in training programs and regulation.

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