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Professions and Trades

Auto Body and Collision Damage Repairers

Ontario College of Trades​


The Ontario College of Trades (OCOT) is the governing body for compulsory trades in Ontario. The Office of the Fairness Commissioner (OFC) oversees the registration practices of the college to ensure that they are transparent, objective, impartial and fair for anyone who wants to practise as a journeyperson in a compulsory trade in this province.​​​

 2019

2019

Fair Registration Practices Report available upon request.​​​

Applications to Practise Processed by OCOT for the Auto Body and Collision Damage Repairers in 2019
Jan. 1 to Dec. 31 Jurisdiction Where Applicants Received Their Training Total
Ontario Other Canadian Provinces USA Other International Unknown
New applications received39250135415
Applicants who became members2263012232​

 2018

2018

Fair Registration Practices Report available upon request.​​​

Applications to Practise Processed by OCOT for the Auto Body and Collision Damage Repairers in 2018
Jan. 1 to Dec. 31 Jurisdiction Where Applicants Received Their Training Total
Ontario Other Canadian Provinces USA Other International Unknown
New applications received480361110528
Applicants who became members27910000289

 2017

2017

Fair Registration Practices Report available upon request.​​​

Applications to Practise Processed by OCOT for the Auto Body and Collision Damage Repairers in 2017
Jan. 1 to Dec. 31 Jurisdiction Where Applicants Received Their Training Total
Ontario Other Canadian Provinces USA Other International Unknown
New applications received372863102473
Applicants who became members24110000251

 2016

2016

Fair Registration Practices Report available upon request.​​​

Applications to Practise Processed by OCOT for the Auto Body and Collision Damage Repairers in 2016
Jan. 1 to Dec. 31 Jurisdiction Where Applicants Received Their Training Total
Ontario Other Canadian Provinces USA Other International Unknown
New applications received67620120690
Applicants who became members4780050483

 2015

2015

Fair Registration Practices Report available upon request.​​​

Applications to Practise Processed by OCOT for the Auto Body and Collision Damage Repairers in 2015
Jan. 1 to Dec. 31 Jurisdiction Where Applicants Received Their Training Total
Ontario Other Canadian Provinces USA Other International Unknown
New applications received3821131810424
Applicants who became members2861031291

 2014

2014

Fair Registration Practices Report available upon request.​​​

Applications to Practise Processed by OCOT for the Auto Body and Collision Damage Repairers in 2014
Jan. 1 to Dec. 31 Jurisdiction Where Applicants Received Their Training Total
Ontario Other Canadian Provinces USA Other International Unknown
New applications received9446299970
Applicants who became members5816299607

 2013

2013

Fair Registration Practices (FRP) Report, 2013

Applications to Practise Processed by OCOT for the Auto Body and Collision Damage Repairers in 2013
Jan. 1 to Dec. 31 Jurisdiction Where Applicants Received Their Training Total
Ontario Other Canadian Provinces USA Other International Unknown
New applications received9850033,9854,973
Applicants who became members9850003,9854,970

Quick Facts

Number of Auto Body and Collision Damage Repairers5,298
Number of Internationally Trained Auto Body and Collision Damage Repairers *0

* Please note that the Ontario College of Trades does not currently collect the source of their members' education


The Top Five Source Countries For Internationally Trained Auto Body and Collision Damage Repairers, 2019

Largest NumberIraq
Second Largest NumberRussia
Third Largest NumberAfghanistan
Fourth Largest NumberCuba
Fifth Largest NumberMexico
Number of Applicants7
The Ontario College of Trades falls under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities. The OFC does not assess credentials, handle complaints or intervene in particular cases. Our mandate is one of systemic change. Please contact the OCOT for further information about your ability to practise as a journeyperson in a compulsory trade in Ontario.
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