Skilled Trades Ontario is responsible for skilled trades certification in Ontario, including:
Skilled Trades Ontario is also working toward:
The Ministry of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development is responsible for investigating complaints related to the compulsory trades. To report unsafe or unauthorized work, please contact the Occupational Health and Safety Contact Centre.
The Ministry of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development has oversight of trades legislation and regulation, including prescribing/deprescribing trades, scopes of practice, trade classifications and ratios. The Ministry has also assumed responsibility for compliance and enforcement through its Occupational Health and Safety Inspectorate.
Ministers are required to provide each board-governed agency in their portfolio with a mandate letter.
Each year, a mandate letter is sent from the minister to the board chair outlining the minister’s expectations and priorities for the upcoming fiscal year.