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Title: OCOT Fee Changes
Post by: Admin on April 14, 2019, 06:52:44 AM
I just renewed and paid $120 + HST.  Now I see the fees were recently reduced to $60 + HST.  It looks like they will credit my account and next year will be prepaid.  Thank you Doug Ford!  Something tells me we will see a lot more enforcement officers out there trying to make up for their losses LOL. 

Visit the OCOT web page here,

https://www.collegeoftrades.ca/latest-news/changes-to-the-skilled-trades-and-apprenticeship-system-and-college-of-trades-fee-changes

QuoteChanges to the Skilled Trades and Apprenticeship System
The Government of Ontario has proposed the Modernizing the Skilled Trades and Apprenticeship Act, 2019 which, if passed, would establish a new governance model for the skilled trades and apprenticeship system. This would be a Ministry-led delivery model with industry input in training programs and regulation. You can find the bill as Schedule 40 at this  link (https://www.hvactechgroup.com/files/bill100.pdf).

During the transition period the College will continue to deliver on its core services, including:

Issuing or renewing certificates of qualification and other credentials,
Verifying credentials on worksites for compulsory trades,
Undertaking trade equivalency assessments, and,
Supporting labour mobility through credential verification

College of Trades Fee Changes
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. Effective Friday, April 12th, the College has temporarily ceased sending out invoices or accepting payments and will begin again at the new rate as soon as possible, but no later than July 5th 2019. Please note that 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.

We will provide additional information on when we will resume fee collection as soon as possible.
Title: Re: OCOT Fee Changes
Post by: tenletters on April 14, 2019, 01:14:43 PM
Still overpriced. I hate having to pay a fee to say I'm qualified. If I don't pay that fee, I still have the knowledge to do the job better than most.
Title: Re: OCOT Fee Changes
Post by: Admin on July 02, 2019, 03:25:20 PM
It looks like we're switching back to a Ministry-led model.

https://www.ontario.ca/page/skilled-trades-and-apprenticeship-system-changes
Title: Re: OCOT Fee Changes
Post by: walker on July 02, 2019, 03:42:23 PM
its not so bad, my wife pays over $700 a year to keep her license as a property manager, put that in perspective

Quote from: tenletters on April 14, 2019, 01:14:43 PM
Still overpriced. I hate having to pay a fee to say I'm qualified. If I don't pay that fee, I still have the knowledge to do the job better than most.
Title: Re: OCOT Fee Changes
Post by: tenletters on July 02, 2019, 04:52:49 PM
Quote from: walker on July 02, 2019, 03:42:23 PM
its not so bad, my wife pays over $700 a year to keep her license as a property manager, put that in perspective

Quote from: tenletters on April 14, 2019, 01:14:43 PM
Still overpriced. I hate having to pay a fee to say I'm qualified. If I don't pay that fee, I still have the knowledge to do the job better than most.

The cost is moot. The fact that you are still paying to work is the problem. I don't care if it's $50, 100, or $10,000.

If you don't pay the fee, you're treated as you have no knowledge of how to function in your position.