The Ontario College of Trades (OCOT) has announced changes to its annual membership fees, brought about by the provincial government’s plan to revamp the way trades and training are regulated.
Upon request of the Minister of Training, Colleges, and Universities, effective immediately, College of Trades annual membership fees have been reduced or eliminated to be:
$0 for Apprentice class members
$0 for Journeyperson Candidate class members
$0 for Tradesperson class members
$60 for the Journeypersons class
In order to implement the technical changes necessary to enable the change in fees the college has placed a temporary pause on membership fee collection.
Since April 12, the college has temporarily ceased sending out invoices or accepting payments and will begin again at the new rate no later than July 5.
Fees at the new rate will be assessed for the period of the temporary pause and will be due after it ends. Fees paid prior to the rate change will be credited towards either OCOT membership fees or the future fee model, as appropriate.