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Ontario Association of Architects

Ontario Association of Architects

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The Ontario Association of Architects (OAA) is the governing body for architects in Ontario. The Office of the Fairness Commissioner (OFC) oversees the registration practices of the association to ensure that they are transparent, objective, impartial and fair for anyone who wants to practise as an architect in this province.

Registration Practices Assessment Report, 2016

This summary of the assessment includes recommendations for improvement.

 2019

2019

Architects_Fair Registration Practices Annual Report 2019.pdf

Applications to Practise Processed by the OAA in 2019
Jan. 1 to Dec. 31 Jurisdiction Where Applicants Received Their Training Total
Ontario Other Canadian Provinces USA Other International Unknown
New applications received16733211250346
Applicants who became members1017440711287

 2018

2018

Architects_Fair Registration Practices Annual Report 2018.pdf

Applications to Practise Processed by the OAA in 2018
Jan. 1 to Dec. 31 Jurisdiction Where Applicants Received Their Training Total
Ontario Other Canadian Provinces USA Other International Unknown
New applications received13624211280309
Applicants who became members1255637650283

 2017

2017

Fair Registratio​n Practices Report available upon request.​

Applications to Practise Processed by the OAA in 2017
Jan. 1 to Dec. 31 Jurisdiction Where Applicants Received Their Training Total
Ontario Other Canadian Provinces USA Other International Unknown
New applications received14335201260324
Applicants who became members1226446510283

 2016

2016

Fair Registration Practices Report available upon request.​​

Applications to Practise Processed by the OAA in 2016
Jan. 1 to Dec. 31 Jurisdiction Where Applicants Received Their Training Total
Ontario Other Canadian Provinces USA Other International Unknown
New applications received1403917880284
Applicants who became members1066252420262

 2015

2015

Fair Registration Practices Report available upon request.​

Applications to Practise Processed by the OAA in 2015
Jan. 1 to Dec. 31 Jurisdiction Where Applicants Received Their Training Total
Ontario Other Canadian Provinces USA Other International Unknown
New applications received1482715780268
Applicants who became members964145460228

 2014

2014

Fair Registration Practices Report available upon request.​​​

Applications to Practise Processed by the OAA in 2014
Jan. 1 to Dec. 31 Jurisdiction Where Applicants Received Their Training Total
Ontario Other Canadian Provinces USA Other International Unknown
New applications received905138561236
Applicants who became members905138561236

 2013

2013

Registration Practices Assessment Report, 2013

Fair Registration Practice​s (FRP) Report, 2013

Applications to Practise Processed by the OAA in 2013
Jan. 1 to Dec. 31 Jurisdiction Where Applicants Received Their Training Total
Ontario Other Canadian Provinces USA Other International Unknown
New applications received854454450228
Applicants who became members854454450228

 2012

2012

Fair Registration Practices (FRP) Report, 2012

Applications to Practise Processed by the OAA in 2012
Jan. 1 to Dec. 31 Jurisdiction Where Applicants Received Their Training Total
Ontario Other Canadian Provinces USA Other International Unknown
New applications received1026459670292
Applicants who became members1026459670292

 2011

2011

Fair Registration Practices (FRP) Report, 2011

Report on Entry-to-Practice Review, 2011

Registration Practices Assessment Report — Summary (Architects)

Applications to Practise Processed by the OAA in 2011
Jan. 1 to Dec. 31 Jurisdiction Where Applicants Received Their Training Total
Ontario Other Canadian Provinces USA Other International Unknown
New applications received774358490227
Applicants who became members774358490227

 2010

2010

Fair Registration Practices (FRP) Report, 2010
Audit Report

Applications to Practise Processed by the OAA in 2010
Jan. 1 to Dec. 31 Jurisdiction Where Applicants Received Their Training Total
Ontario Other Canadian Provinces USA Other International Unknown
New applications received795151371219
Applicants who became members795151371219

 2009

2009

Fair Registration Practices (FRP) Report, 2009

During 2009, the OFC monitored developments related to the registration practices of the OAA:

Work Experience: For the OAA's Intern Architect Program, the required 940 hours of current experience no longer has to be within specific architectural categories. Instead, the hours need only be in any of the categories, with no specific weighting. This will help applicants complete the requirements for current experience more easily.

Assessments: The Experience Requirements Committee is using a revised evaluation process that the committee considers to be quantitative and more transparent.

For a description of all OFC-monitored developments for this profession for 2009, see the 2009-2010 Annual Report.

Applications to Practise Processed by the OAA in 2009
Jan. 1 to Dec. 31 Jurisdiction Where Applicants Received Their Training Total
Ontario Other Canadian Provinces USA Other International Unknown
New applications received952857380218
Applicants who became members952857380218

 2008

2008

Fair Registration Practices (FRP) Report, 2008

Applications to Practise Processed by the OAA in 2008
Jan. 1 to Dec. 31 Jurisdiction Where Applicants Received Their Training Total
Ontario Other Canadian Provinces USA Other International Unknown
New applications received412237150115
Applicants who became members412237150115

 2007

2007


During the fall and winter of 2007-2008, the OFC undertook a study of the OAA to understand its 2007 registration practices and establish baseline data and information. PDF​​

Quick Facts​

Number of Architects4,481
Number of Internationally Trained Architects1,401

You may find information about exam requirements and Canadian work experience requirements elsewhere on this site.


Location of Training, 2019

Ontario2,161
Other Canadian Provinces906
USA623
Other International778
Unknown13
Total4,481
Proportion of Internationally Trained Members (includes USA)31%

The Top Five Source Countries For Internationally Trained Architects, 2019

Largest NumberIran
Second Largest NumberIndia
Third Largest NumberEgypt
Fourth Largest NumberLebanon
Fifth Largest NumberSyrian Arab Republic
Number of Applicants64

The Ontario Association of Architects falls under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of the Attorney General. The OFC does not assess credentials, handle complaints or intervene in particular cases. Our mandate is one of systemic change. Please contact the OAA for further information about your ability to practise as an architect in Ontario.

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