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Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Systems Mechanics

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 Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Systems Mechanics in 2019
Jan. 1 to Dec. 31 Jurisdiction Where Applicants Received Their Training Total
Ontario Other Canadian Provinces USA Other International Unknown
New applications received1,1951703851,255
Applicants who became members84715011864​

 2018

2018

Fair Registration Practices Report available upon request.​​​
Applications to Practise Processed by OCOT for the Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Systems Mechanics in 2018
Jan. 1 to Dec. 31 Jurisdiction Where Applicants Received Their Training Total
Ontario Other Canadian Provinces USA Other International Unknown
New applications received1,0623212801,123
Applicants who became members79610000806

 2017

2017

Fair Registration Practices Report available upon request.​​​
Applications to Practise Processed by OCOT for the Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Systems Mechanics in 2017
Jan. 1 to Dec. 31 Jurisdiction Where Applicants Received Their Training Total
Ontario Other Canadian Provinces USA Other International Unknown
New applications received9545903101,044
Applicants who became members78710020799

 2016

2016

Fair Registration Practices Report available upon request.​​​
Applications to Practise Processed by OCOT for the Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Systems Mechanics in 2016
Jan. 1 to Dec. 31 Jurisdiction Where Applicants Received Their Training Total
Ontario Other Canadian Provinces USA Other International Unknown
New applications received955504801,008
Applicants who became members79130160810

 2015

2015

Fair Registration Practices Report available upon request.​​​
Applications to Practise Processed by OCOT for the Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Systems Mechanics in 2015
Jan. 1 to Dec. 31 Jurisdiction Where Applicants Received Their Training Total
Ontario Other Canadian Provinces USA Other International Unknown
New applications received432162348492
Applicants who became members39814023417

 2014

2014

Fair Registration Practices Report available upon request.​​​
Applications to Practise Processed by OCOT for the Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Systems Mechanics in 2014
Jan. 1 to Dec. 31 Jurisdiction Where Applicants Received Their Training Total
Ontario Other Canadian Provinces USA Other International Unknown
New applications received1,0711122901,113
Applicants who became members498112290540

 2013

2013

Fair Registration Practices (FRP) Report, 2013

Applications to Practise Processed by OCOT for the Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Systems Mechanics in 2013
Jan. 1 to Dec. 31 Jurisdiction Where Applicants Received Their Training Total
Ontario Other Canadian Provinces USA Other International Unknown
New applications received9,6180112779,708
Applicants who became members9,6870112779,777

Quick Facts

Number of Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Systems Mechanics10,715
Number of Internationally Trained Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Systems Mechanics *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 Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Systems Mechanics, 2019

Largest NumberIran
Second Largest NumberIndia
Third Largest NumberS Arabia
Fourth Largest NumberSri Lanka
Fifth Largest NumberUnited Arab Emirates
Number of Applicants21
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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