Video: Rob, Steve and readers weigh in on the Ontario College of Trades’ fees for "compulsory" trades
The College will be invoicing lots of you in April. $120 for licensed trades in certain categories, and $60 for apprentices. Many readers of Canadian Contractor are angry about this, saying that the College is offering little or no value in return.
The Ontario College of Trades, which will offer no classes and teach no courses, is set to mail out fees invoices in April 2012 to licensed sheet metal workers, plumbers, electricians and heating and air conditioning mechanics. Those are just the four “compulsory” (must pay the $120 annual fee) trades that the College is targeting in the home improvement industry. Another 20-odd trades, in other industries, will also be required to pay these fees.
In this video segment, Canadian Contractor’s Rob Koci and Steve Payne talk about the controversy surrounding these fee requests and read a couple of contractor’s comments about the College.
And Rob talks about RenoSummit, the training seminars recently conducted in Vancouver and Calgary.
Rob Koci is the publisher of Canadian Contractor magazine. Rkoci@bizinfogroup.ca 647 407 0754 All posts by Robert Koci