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Professions and Trades

Hairstylists

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 Hairstylists in 2019
Jan. 1 to Dec. 31 Jurisdiction Where Applicants Received Their Training Total
Ontario Other Canadian Provinces USA Other International Unknown
New applications received3,194441110133,362
Applicants who became members2,1422601502,183

 2018

2018

Fair Registration Practices Report available upon request.​​​
Applications to Practise Processed by OCOT for the Hairstylists in 2018
Jan. 1 to Dec. 31 Jurisdiction Where Applicants Received Their Training Total
Ontario Other Canadian Provinces USA Other International Unknown
New applications received4,467150612474,754
Applicants who became members3,1165301213,182

 2017

2017

Fair Registration Practices Report available upon request.​​​
Applications to Practise Processed by OCOT for the Hairstylists in 2017
Jan. 1 to Dec. 31 Jurisdiction Where Applicants Received Their Training Total
Ontario Other Canadian Provinces USA Other International Unknown
New applications received3,988361310134,456
Applicants who became members2,767690312,840

 2016

2016

Fair Registration Practices Report available upon request.​​​
Applications to Practise Processed by OCOT for the Hairstylists in 2016
Jan. 1 to Dec. 31 Jurisdiction Where Applicants Received Their Training Total
Ontario Other Canadian Provinces USA Other International Unknown
New applications received4,71622611824,864
Applicants who became members3,6281235003,693

 2015

2015

Fair Registration Practices Report available upon request.​​​
Applications to Practise Processed by OCOT for the Hairstylists in 2015
Jan. 1 to Dec. 31 Jurisdiction Where Applicants Received Their Training Total
Ontario Other Canadian Provinces USA Other International Unknown
New applications received1,85262611962,045
Applicants who became members1,6554111821,717

 2014

2014

Fair Registration Practices Report available upon request.​​​
Applications to Practise Processed by OCOT for the Hairstylists in 2014
Jan. 1 to Dec. 31 Jurisdiction Where Applicants Received Their Training Total
Ontario Other Canadian Provinces USA Other International Unknown
New applications received3,82453127303,962
Applicants who became members3,250530003,303

 2013

2013

Fair Registration Practices (FRP) Report, 2013

Applications to Practise Processed by OCOT for the Hairstylists in 2013
Jan. 1 to Dec. 31 Jurisdiction Where Applicants Received Their Training Total
Ontario Other Canadian Provinces USA Other International Unknown
New applications received38,9370124821639,213
Applicants who became members38,9370124821639,213

Quick Facts

Number of Hairstylists37,239
Number of Internationally Trained Hairstylists *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 Hairstylists, 2019

Largest NumberIndia
Second Largest NumberIran
Third Largest NumberJapan
Fourth Largest NumberSyrian Arab Republic
Fifth Largest NumberChina
Number of Applicants51
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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