How will the province ensure that only qualified tradespersons and professionals are able to practice in Ontario?
Labour mobility is good news for Ontario. It will strengthen our competitiveness and productivity, and remove artificial barriers to opportunity. All governments in Canada have agreed to recognize the qualifications of certified workers who are practicing occupations that are the same. These individuals have the right to move from one part of Canada to another and have their certification recognized. Each jurisdiction is responsible for protecting the public, and every government takes this responsibility seriously. By agreeing to full labour mobility, we are confident that once an individual is certified to practice a profession or skilled trade in one province or territory, other jurisdictions may rely on that assessment. If Ontario has concerns about standards in another jurisdiction, the government can support an exception to full labour mobility. However, exceptions can be challenged. Over the long term the best path is to work with the other jurisdictions to resolve differences i