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Skilled Trades Ontario to Replace OCOT

On May 06, 2021, the Ontario Minister of Labour, Training and Skills Development, Monte McNaughton, , introduced new legislation to help tradespeople get their certification from one reliable, streamlined destination through a new Crown agency, Skilled Trades Ontario (STO), that would replace the Ontario College of Trades (OCOT). The legislation is entitled ‘Building Opportunities in Skilled Trades Act (BOSTA) which will introduce a new agency called Skilled Trades Ontario.

Under the proposed legislation, Skilled Trades Ontario would become the province’s industry-informed training authority to lead the promotion, research and development of the latest apprenticeship training and curriculum standards. It will also provide a seamless experience for client-facing services including registration, issuance of certificates and renewals, and conduct equivalency assessments in one place. Click here to read more