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Ontario College of Trades reveals new journeyperson to apprentice ratios

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April 22, 2014 by STAFF REPORT

The Ontario College of Trades (OCOT) has announced new ratios for 15 of the 33 trades in Ontario that are subject to journeyperson to apprentice ratios.

The new regulation – O.Reg.104/14 – has decreased fourteen ratios (fewer journeypersons required per apprentice) and increased one (more journeypersons per apprentice).

There are 156 trades in Ontario and 33 must meet defined journeyperson to apprentice ratios.

The recent changes were put in place following a ratio review process that began in 2012. Ratios are reviewed every four years in Ontario; the next review process will begin in 2016.

According to OCOT, the changes are designed to bring all ratios under one regulation, standardize the way ratios are expressed, and implement the remaining 2013 Ratio Review Panel decisions to change ratios. The ratios for Cement (concrete) Finisher and Floor Covering Installer were previously set out in a separate regulation in April 2013.

For a complete list of trades ratios and/or to see which trades were affected by the new regulation, visit www.collegeoftrades.ca/about/review-panels/ratioreviews.

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