The Ontario College of Trades
The Ontario College of Trades (OCOT) was created to be an industry-driven organization that will promote the trades and protect the public interest by regulating the trades in Ontario.
OYAP apprentices (i.e. OYAP participants with a Training Agreement) are required to become members of the OCOT.
However, while in OYAP, a registered apprentice is exempt from:
- membership fees for the period of their OYAP placement
- appearing in the OCOT public register
- being called before any OCOT committees on conduct and fitness to practice
Note: These exemptions end when the OYAP apprentice completes or withdraws from OYAP. For more information about the OCOT, please visit their website at www.collegeoftrades.ca.