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Ontario College of Trades

Trade Analyst



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The Ontario College of Trades (the College) is an industry-driven, professional regulatory body that protects the public by regulating and promoting the skilled trades.

One of the main responsibilities of the College is to ensure that individuals performing the skills of compulsory trades have the training and certification required to legally practise this trade in Ontario.

The College puts the decision-making in the hands of those that are directly impacted by those decisions.

The College is also responsible for:

  • Issuing certificates of qualification and statements of membership
  • Establishing apprenticeship programs and other training programs
  • Maintaining a public registry of its members
  • The process for determining appropriate apprentice to journeyperson ratios
  • The process for trade classification reviews
  • Establishing the scope of practice for trades

Job Description




Job Band 10: $36.82 – $48.07

36.25 Hours/Week


The Ontario College of Trades (College) is currently seeking Trade Analysts to assist with the development and implementation of a process for analyzing and providing practical decisions regarding trade overlap and scopes of practice. The Trade Analyst will lead, coordinate and conduct the analysis and development of policy options, policy tools and regulatory amendments to support the College’s mandate of establishing scopes of practice for trades and the drafting of reasoned decisions on these issues.

The successful candidate will:
  • Lead in decision making processes with College staff, stakeholders, partners, working groups, committees and various levels of the governance structure of the College.

  • Assess stakeholder feedback and determine options to respond to and incorporate input and recommendations and develop policy and program implementation options and plans.

  • Interpret legislation, regulations, bylaws, policies and procedures, and incorporate where possible into the College’s mandate.

  • Prepare briefings, information and decision notes to inform and educate College staff across various departments, including members of the College’s management team and governance structure.

  • Participate in the College’s policy and regulatory responsibilities for new trade development and program evaluation.

  • Lead the review and analysis of policy and enforcement issues related to the College's apprenticeship programs including conducting in-depth analysis of a broad range of legislative and enforcement issues related to scopes of practice and overlap for trades regulated by the Ontario College of Trades and Apprenticeship Act, 2009.

  • Identify trends, gaps and issues, and develop recommendations on how other jurisdictions provide interpretations or positions in areas where there are overlapping skill sets.

  • Collaborate with stakeholders (e.g. Ministry of Labour, Ministry of Transportation, Electrical Safety Authority, Technical Standards & Safety Authority, etc.) to ensure that the legislative and regulatory provisions are aligned with the College’s overall strategic direction and enforcement.

  • Perform in-depth analysis of issues, develop briefing materials and other supporting documents, and provide advice in support of the development of processes for the introduction of regulatory amendments.

  • Ensure accuracy, integrity and validity of information throughout research, analysis and development work.

  • Provide advice to the Manager of Policy and Research and the Director of Policy and Programs on approaches for the development and on-going operation and interpretation of policies, legislation and regulations in support of the College’s mandate of regulating the skilled trades in Ontario.

  • Participate in departmental and College-wide project teams and committees to build and sustain positive relationships and networks with internal and external stakeholders.

  • Develop project plans; gather information, opinions and attitudes; identify stakeholder needs or issues; provide interpretation and clarification on policies and regulations; and generate cooperation and buy-in for new policy and program initiatives.


  • Minimum of five (5) years of experience in a similar role.

  • Bachelor’s degree in public policy, public administration, law, science, or any technical training.

  • Experience applying statutory interpretation principles and legislative interpretation would be an asset.

  • Experience in both private and public sectors would be an asset.

  • Direct experience in the trades would be an asset.



  • Knowledge of the College’s mandate, organizational structure, apprenticeship sectors, issues, priorities and legislation, regulations and policy directions related to employment, training programs and services.

  • Strong understanding of the theories, principles and practices related to enforcement-issues and their impact on the delivery of branch-wide programs and services.

  • Project management skills to deal with contentious issues in regulating the skilled trades in Ontario.

  • Sound research methodologies and procedures to conduct research and identify trends and gaps in policies.

  • Strong project management, planning, organizational and coordination skills to be able to produce consistent, high quality results on time.

  • Excellent conceptual, research, analytical, evaluation, interpretation and synthesis skills to conduct in-depth analysis of policy and enforcement issues.

  • Excellent strategic thinking, negotiation and conflict resolution skills to understand and handle complex and contentious issues.

  • Well-developed oral and written communication skills including listening, conducting consultations with internal and external stakeholders and partners, facilitating discussions and preparing reports, briefing materials, presentations and training materials. 

  • Effective relationship management skills to establish and maintain working relationships both internally and externally and represent the College’s positions and programs on committees, working groups and projects.

  • Knowledge of computer and software applications (e.g. word processing, spreadsheets, graphics, database management) to prepare reports, training materials, presentations and related policies and procedures.



*This position is represented by OPSEU

How to Apply:  

Please forward your resume, together with a separate cover letter, by January 27, 2017 to Only applications submitted via email will be accepted.

Be sure to quote the following competition number in the subject line of your email: OCOT-044-16

Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

The College embraces diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive workplace. Our goal is to attract, develop and retain highly talented employees from diverse backgrounds, allowing us to benefit from a wide variety of experiences and perspectives. In accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, and the College’s Accommodation Policy, accommodation will be provided at any point throughout the hiring process, provided the candidate makes their accommodation needs known to the College. We welcome applications from all qualified persons. No agencies, please.

The Ontario College of Trades is an equal opportunity employer.

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Ontario College of Trades
Posting Date: 03-Jan-2017Other Permanent, Full-Time Open 2 ASAP
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