Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Bay of Quinte MPP Todd Smith took over as Ontario’s Minister of Economic Development.
Bill 47 will adjust the journeyman-to-apprentice ratio. Now businesses that want to hire an apprentice need three journeymen electricians. When bill 47 passes it will be one journeyman to one apprentice.
Eric DenOuden says: "the move is necessary to address the expected shortage of skilled trades workers - We know that we’ve got about 85,000 tradespeople retiring in the next 10 years and they have to be replaced we also know that there’s an increased population and more houses are needed."
Read the entire Global News story here: New economic minister says scrapping Ontario College of Trades is good for business
Read the entire Unifor article here: Doug Ford's plan to scrap Ontario College of Trades would harm Ontario skilled trade workers