Joint CFQ and OHSA Enforcement Blitz July 5 to August 6

The Building Opportunities in the Skilled Trades Act, 2021 (BOSTA) received Royal Assent on June 3, 2021, establishing Skilled Trades Ontario. The Minister of Labour, Training and Skills Development is responsible for regulatory decisions related to the trades and Skilled Trades Ontario.

MLTSD BOSTA Inspectors will be conducting inspections at workplaces/premises that typically employ or engage electrical trades to verify the authorization of individuals performing work of a compulsory electrical trade from July 5 to August 6. Enforcement will likely happen simultaneously with OHSA unless officers are called in to investigate a Certificate of Qualification Issue.

Although fines have increased as of July 1, 2022, under the Working For Workers Act, 2022, there is currently no requirement to have naloxone kits on-site as the Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development is in the process of distributing kits.

The OGCA is working with its industry colleagues to understand better the impact of the changes under BOSTA and the Working for Workers Act, 2022 and advocate for general contractors under this new enforcement mechanism.

Enforcement Webinar
Please join the OGCA on Tuesday, June 21, from 2:00 – 3:00 PM with RESCON as we cover the newly introduced Bill 88: Working for Workers Act. The webinar will include updates from APP Member Sherrard Kuzz LLP and the Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development.

This is your opportunity to learn more about Bill 88, the impact on your workplace and what it means to the construction industry. Please register via Eventbrite at the link HERE or email Ahd AlAshry (