Which trades are regulated in Ontario?

Some trades are regulated in Ontario. To work in these trades, you must have a Certificate of Qualification or be a registered apprentice:

  • Alignment and Brakes Technician
  • Autobody and Collision Damage Repairer, Branch 1
  • Autobody Repairer, Branch 2
  • Automotive Electronic Accessory Technician
  • Automotive Service Technician
  • Electrician - Construction and Maintenance
  • Electrician - Domestic and Rural
  • Fuel and Electrical Systems Technician
  • Hairstylist
  • Hoisting Engineer - Mobile Crane Operator, Branch 1
  • Hoisting Engineer - Mobile Crane Operator, Branch 2
  • Hoisting Engineer - Tower Crane Operator
  • Motorcycle Technician
  • Plumber
  • Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Mechanic
  • Residential Air Conditioning Systems Mechanic
  • Residential (Low Rise) Sheet Metal Installer
  • Sheet Metal Worker
  • Sprinkler and Fire Protection Installer
  • Steamfitter
  • Transmission Technician
  • Truck and Coach Technician
  • Truck-Trailer Service Technician

See a list of trades with voluntary certification.

For More Information

  • Trades Information - A complete list of trades with mandatory and voluntary certification. From Skilled Trades Ontario.
  • Working in Ontario - Information about getting licensed in your profession or trade, bridging programs, credential assessment and more. From the Government of Ontario website.
  • Pathways to Apprenticeship - Ontario - Information on the Province of Ontario's Apprenticeship programs.
  • Apprenticeship Incentive Grant - A taxable cash grant available to registered apprentices after you have successfully completed your first or second year (level) of an apprenticeship program in an eligible trade. From the Government of Canada.
  • Build ON - An online pre-arrival program for people who have been approved to immigrate to Canada and plan to work in the skilled trades. Provided by the YMCA.
  • Job Bank - Use this to find the name of your occupation in Canada, find out if it is regulated and get labour market information. From the Government of Canada.
Last updated: December 21, 2018 4001105