Stricter trade regulations are finally funneling compulsory trade practitioners in Ontario, helping Canadians find tradesmen who are duly licensed and insured to carry out their jobs. According to an article in the Plumbing and HVAC magazine, the Ontario College of Trades is finally holding tradesmen more accountable by charging and enforcing fines on uncertified companies and individuals conducting business in the compulsory trades, including plumbing.
Plumbing is listed as a designated compulsory trade at The Ontario College of Trades website. This means that plumbing-related jobs have been identified by the Minister as appropriate for certification and apprenticeship training. Skilled Aurora plumbers, for instance, like Harris Plumbing Inc., can only render services or employ apprentices if the companies are already certified.