The Ontario College of Trades, which is set to be wound down as part of the Ontario government’s changes to the apprenticeship system, has instituted changes to its fees, and paused fee collection.
Upon request of the Minister of Training, Colleges, and Universities, effective immediately, College of Trades annual membership fees have been reduced or eliminated to be:
• $0 for Apprentice class members
• $0 for Journeyperson Candidate class members
• $0 for Tradesperson class members
• $60 for the Journeypersons class
In order to implement the technical changes necessary to enable the change in fees the College has placed a temporary pause on membership fee collection.
Effective Friday, April 12th, the College has temporarily ceased sending out invoices or accepting payments and will begin again at the new rate as soon as possible, but no later than July 5th 2019.
Please note that fees at the new rate will be assessed for the period of the temporary pause and will be due after it ends.
Fees paid prior to the rate change will be credited towards either OCOT membership fees or the future fee model, as appropriate.
The OCOT said will provide additional information on when it will resume fee collection as soon as possible.