OEL re-opens North Bay & Sudbury. Welcome Back!
5 OEL apprenticeship scholarships available through EFC Scholarship Foundation
Simcoe chapter meet OCOT reps for an update & Q&A
Join us at our 2014 Industry Conference
Tri County Chapter donates to Nova Vita Women’s shelter


Apprenticeship Ratios


  • New Journeyperson to apprentice ratios now in effect.  Click here for news release from the Ontario College of Trades.
  • For more details and a list of trades subject to ratios and the new ratio formulas, click here



College of Trades...

  • MPP McNaughton Questions Premier on Potential Illegal Donations, April 16, 2014  Click here for video on YouTube.

  • Ontario Liberal appointee under fire for allegedly violating Elections Act. Click here for news item in the Toronto Sun.

  • Windsor Construction Leaders Join Alliance Committed to Combat the Ontario College of Trades.  Click here for news item on Canada Newswire.

  • Ontario Liberals, through the Ontario College of Trades, finding a way to pay the carpenters’ union back for their support.  Click here for article in Canadian Contractor.

  • Labourers’ Union joins anti-OCOT coalition.  Click here for news item in Ottawa Construction News.

  • Liberals and NDP vote to kill apprentices’ jobs.  Click here for news release regarding Apprentice Jobs Act defeated from MPP Garfield Dunlop.
  • Ontario Skilled Trades Alliance: membership continues to grow.  Click here.
  • Ontario College of Trades review panel bias issue heading to court.  Click here for news item in the Ontario Construction report. 

  • OCOT consultation comes to a halt over possible bias.  Click here for article in Daily Commercial News.

  • College of Trades urged to halt review, increase transparency.  Click here for article in Industry News, ORBA

  • Ontario Chamber of Commerce Report on the College of Trades.  Click here.
  • Immediate action needed to reform provincial apprenticeship systems: Kenney.  Click here for news item in Daily Commercial News.
  • Ontario Businesses Call on Government to Axe the Trades Tax. Click here.
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Scholarship Opportunities...

Once again this year, the Ontario Electrical League is pleased to participate in the EFC Foundation Scholarship Program. Over $100,000 will be awarded to Canadian university and college students. Be sure to note the 5 OEL Electrical Apprenticeship Scholarships at $500 each, established in 1999 in memory of Bob Dyer, a long-time OEL member, former Chair of the Board of Directors (1995) and chapter member. These scholarships will be awarded to an apprentice who has completed the basic level at an approved Ontario College in an Electrical Apprenticeship program with at least a 75% average. Click and view each available scholarship and details on the program. Click here to apply

Applications are now being accepted and deadline for submissions is May 31, 2014.




EIC 2014 

Electrical Industry Conference

April 30th to May 3rd, 2014

at the Marriott Toronto Airport 

 CLICK HERE to register online. 

 Or you can download forms below 

Conference Agenda

Be sure to sign up for 
Pre-conference Golf
on Wednesday April 30th
at the Royal Woodbine Golf Club
On Thursday afternoon, May 1st
enjoy a tour of the Hockey Hall of Fame  
Visit Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada


Special guests include

Darryl Sittler, Jim Peplinski and Bryan Lewis.



Don't miss out on this opportunity

to join your colleagues for 

business seminars, product expo and fun!










 OEL Merchandise Catalogue


Thanks to our growing list of sponsors

for the 2014 Electrical Industry Conference!





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