Alberta has a higher level of education in trades that makes Ontario tickets look like a joke…Canadian Contractor
"You need three different tickets in Ontario to do what you can do with your Alberta sheet metal ticket - and it's free," writes Sterling McCauley.
This must be the 10th post we’ve had this year from an Alberta-trained contractor who can’t get easily qualified to work in Ontario, thanks the Ontario College of Trades, the TSSA, and other regulatory agencies in Ontario. Yet the Ontario College of Trades continues to claim that it is “promoting” the trades. Maybe we should collect all the posts we’ve had from well-qualified contractors who have had red tape thrown in their way, and have them all read out in the Ontario Legislature by Garfield Dunl0p, licensed plumber and PC MPP.
Thanks to Sterling McCauley for his pitch for Wild Rose Country.
“I have a Red Seal Alberta ticket in sheet metal. I moved to Ontario before their College of Trades existed. Now my ticket is invalid and not legal to work here unless I join and pay them their money. What’s worse is they won’t recognize my ticket is good for up to 4 tons a/c. TSSA won’t recognize my ticket has gas fitting training. Too bad, do it over again here if you want to work here is their answer. But make sure you pay us our yearly dues on all your tickets when you get them. Just a government-job creation that tradespersons have to pay for with zero perks! I would rather move back to Alberta. My advice: Alberta has a higher level of education in trades that makes Ontario tickets look like a joke, at least in my trade. Get an Alberta ticket, stay there, otherwise you need 3 different tickets in Ontario to do what you can with your Alberta sheet metal ticket… And it’s free!!!”