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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
- Hoisting Engineer - Mobile Crane Operator, Branch 1
- Hoisting Engineer - Mobile Crane Operator, Branch 2
- Hoisting Engineer - Tower Crane Operator
- Motorcycle Technician
- Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Mechanic
- Residential Air Conditioning Systems Mechanic
- Residential (Low Rise) Sheet Metal Installer
- Sheet Metal Worker
- Sprinkler and Fire Protection Installer
- Transmission Technician
- Truck and Coach Technician
- Truck-Trailer Service Technician
See a list of trades with voluntary certification.
For More Information
- Trade Certification - A complete list of trades with mandatory and voluntary certification. From Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development.
- Working in Ontario - Information about getting licensed in your profession or trade, bridging programs, credential assessment and more. From the Ontario Immigration 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.
- 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.
- Job Bank - Use this to find the name of your occupation in Canada, find out if it is regulated and get labour market information.
December 21, 2018