Daniel Beck
Ontario Regional Manager

  c/o CASA
Phone:  (905) 477-2270 x 22
Twitter: @CASAFS_Daniel
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Regional Events:

ORG Meeting Schedule

June 24th
8:00am-11:00am EST
The Westin Ottawa (11 Colonel By Dr, Ottawa  ON  K1N 9H4)



Some links on the New Ministry of Labour Regulations for Ontario. Also Skilled trade Ontario Link

SKILLED TRADES ONTARIO: Home Page – Skilled Trades Ontario


BUILDING OPPORTUNITIES IN THE SKILLED TRADES ACT: https://www.ontario.ca/laws/statute/s21028


O. Reg. 872/21: ADMINISTRATIVE PENALTIES AND COMPLIANCE ORDERS: https://www.ontario.ca/laws/regulation/r21872


O. Reg. 873/21: DEFINITION OF JOURNEYPERSON: https://www.ontario.ca/laws/regulation/r21873


O. Reg. 874/21: HEARINGS: https://www.ontario.ca/laws/regulation/r21874


O. Reg. 875/21: SCOPES OF PRACTICE: https://www.ontario.ca/laws/regulation/r21875

O. Reg. 876/21: PRESCRIBED TRADES AND RELATED MATTERS: https://www.ontario.ca/laws/regulation/r21876


O. Reg. 877/21: GENERAL: https://www.ontario.ca/laws/regulation/r21877

Sprinkler and Fire Protection Installer is a trade named under the Building Opportunities in the Skilled Trades Act, 2021.

This trade has an apprenticeship program that is administered by the Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development. Upon completion of an apprenticeship program, the Ministry issues a Certificate of Apprenticeship.

This trade has a certifying exam. Upon passing the certifying exam, Skilled Trades Ontario issues a Certificate of Qualification in this trade.

Because this trade is compulsory, to practice this trade legally in Ontario a person must hold a Registered Training Agreement, Provisional Certificate of Qualification or Certificate of Qualification and their information must appear on the Skilled Trades Ontario Public Register. A Certificate of Qualification issued in this trade must be renewed to be valid.

In Ontario, the trade is part of the Interprovincial Red Seal Program—the national standard for the trade across Canada — under the title Sprinkler System Installer: www.red-seal.ca.

Red Seal Trade - logo   Red Seal Trade

Applications Now Open for Ontario Business Costs Rebate Program

TORONTO — Eligible businesses required to close or reduce capacity due to the current public health measures put in place to blunt the spread of the Omicron variant of COVID-19 can apply for the new Ontario Business Costs Rebate Program starting today. Through the new program, the government will provide eligible businesses with a rebate payment of up to 100 per cent for property tax and energy costs they incur while subject to these restrictions.

Ontario College of Trades website is no longer operational, you will be redirected to Skilled Trades Ontario https://www.skilledtradesontario.ca/about-trades/compulsory-trades/

The Public Registry is a tab to the right of the page.  This is what the new site looks like below;

Ontario College of Trades - web snip

Ontario Building Opportunities in the Skilled Trades Act 

BOSTA will replace existing skilled trades and apprenticeship legislation, the Ontario College of Trades and Apprenticeship Act, 2009 (OCTAA) and the Modernizing the Skilled Trades and Apprenticeship Act, 2019 (MSTAA).

Transition from the Ontario College of Trades to Skilled Trades Ontario
The Building Opportunities in the Skilled Trades Act, 2021 has resulted in significant changes to the trades registration system in Ontario.  To practice a compulsory trade in Ontario you will need to have a valid Registered Training Agreement, Provisional Certificate of Qualification or Certificate of Qualification.  Only the information for individuals practicing compulsory trades will appear on the Skilled Trades Ontario Public Register, and renewals will only be required for Certificates of Qualification in compulsory trades.  Skilled Trades Ontario will issue Certificates of Qualification in compulsory and non-compulsory trades with exams.

Additionally, the Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development, MLTSD, has assumed responsibility for compliance and enforcement through its Occupational Health and Safety Inspectorate.

If you would like to report that work in a trade was not completed according to safety regulations or is not within the scope of practice for that trade, please contact the Occupational Health and Safety Contact Centre within the Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development toll-free at 1-877-202-0008. Alternatively, you can file a workplace health and safety complaint online.


PPO Trade Contractors Guide – Construction Act


Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition – Common Homebuilder Incentives and Steps to A Safer Community – Scan the QR for more info

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Fire Sprinkler Compliance Schedule
Beginning January 1, 2019, all retirement homes must be equipped with automatic fire sprinkler systems to meet new Ontario Fire Code requirements.

Click above picture to see Home Fire Timeline video

ORG Golf Tournament
Sept. 6, 2023

Looking forward to seeing you soon