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College Of Trades Appointments Council And Classification Roster

Ministry
Labour, Training and Skills Development
URL
www.cot-appointments.ca
Address
400 UNIVERSITY AVENUE, 12TH FLOOR TORONTO
TORONTO
M7A1T7
Phone
416-326-3289; 416-326-3657; 416-326-3290
Fax
416-327-3458
Background
Ontario College of Trades and Apprenticeship Act, 2009, S.O. 2009, Part XI, c. 22, ss. 63 (opens a new window)
Function

The College of Trades Appointments Council and Classification Roster (COTACCR) is composed of two independent branches: the Appointments Council branch and the Classification Roster branch. The Appointments Council branch is responsible for making appointments to the governing structure of the Ontario College of Trades, which includes the members of the board of governors, the members of the divisional boards (construction, industrial, service, and motive power) and trade boards; and the members of the roster of adjudicators. The Classification Roster branch includes the associate chair, who shall appoint members of classification panels from among the members of the Classification Roster. A classification panel shall determine such matters respecting a trade's classification. Administrative support is provided by employees of the Ministry of Labour.

Membership

All positions are appointed by the Lieutenant Governor in Council. COTACCR has a chair responsible for the administration of the Appointments Council and Classification Roster. The chair shall not be affiliated with the trades or the College. The chair shall not be a member of the Appointments Council branch or Classification Roster branch. The Appointments Council branch has an associate chair and up to eight members. The associate chair and members of the Appointments Council branch may be members of the College or affiliated with the trades. The Classification Roster branch has an associate chair and at least 10 members. The associate chair and at least six members are appointed as representing the public and at least four members are appointed from the roster of adjudicators. An individual may not be appointed as the associate chair or a member representing the public if he or she: -is a member of the College; -was a member of the College within the preceding year; -works or engages in the practice of a voluntary trade; -worked or was engaged in the practice of a voluntary trade within the preceding year; -has or had an affiliation with a member of the College or with a compulsory or a voluntary trade that may bias their decisions; -is or was a member of the governing structure of the College; and -is or was a member of the Appointments Council or the old Appointments Council.

Term

The chair, associate chairs and members may serve for a term of up to three years and may be reappointed. No member may serve for more than six consecutive years. Members who have served for six consecutive years are eligible for reappointment after one year's absence from COTACCR, notwithstanding the limitations described in the Act and outlined above.

Meetings
The Appointments Council branch meets on a bi-monthly basis at the call of the associate chair. Members also meet on a monthly basis for subcommittee activities.Once a trade has been referred to the Classification Roster, the associate chair of the Classification Roster would appoint members of classification panels from among the other members of the Classification Roster. It is anticipated that a maximum of 5 trades could be referred to the Classification Roster for a trade classification review per year.
Remuneration

Appointees are remunerated according to Schedule B of the Agencies and Appointments Directive

Appointments & Vacancies

No. Position Member Term Location
1. Associate Chair (Part-Time)