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Ontario College of Trades and Apprenticeship Act, 2009
Loi de 2009 sur l’Ordre des métiers de l'Ontario et l’apprentissage

ONTARIO REGULATION 278/11

SCOPE OF PRACTICE — TRADES IN THE SERVICE SECTOR

Consolidation Period: From March 1, 2013 to the e-Laws currency date.

Last amendment: O. Reg. 96/13.

This Regulation is made in English only.

Aboriginal child development practitioner

1. The scope of practice for the trade of aboriginal child development practitioner includes,

(a) assisting a registered early childhood educator with the planning of culturally appropriate activities; and

(b) under the direct supervision of a registered early childhood educator, implementing culturally appropriate activities,

to facilitate the physical, social, emotional, and cognitive growth of children in a program authorized under the Day Nurseries Act, the Education Act or in another program that provides services for children. O. Reg. 278/11, s. 1; O. Reg. 96/13, s. 1.

Agricultural — dairy herdsperson

2. The scope of practice for the trade of agricultural — dairy herdsperson includes the following:

1. Responsibility for the maintenance, health, nutrition and breeding of milk cows.

2. Working with milk processing and sterilizing equipment.

3. Operating and maintaining barn mechanical and farm mechanical equipment. O. Reg. 278/11, s. 2.

Agricultural — fruit grower

3. The scope of practice for the trade of agricultural — fruit grower includes the following:

1. Duties related to fruit growing on a farm or establishment.

2. Planting, cultivating, spraying, irrigating, transplanting, pruning and harvesting of fruit.

3. Carrying out duties related to general farming. O. Reg. 278/11, s. 3.

Agricultural — swine herdsperson

4. The scope of practice for the trade of agricultural — swine herdsperson includes the following:

1. Reading and interpreting codes of practices, quality assurance procedures, agriculture safety audit procedures and veterinarian recommendations and prescriptions.

2. Maintaining herd health and comfort.

3. Performing breeding and gestation procedures.

4. Performing farrowing procedures.

5. Managing nursery stock.

6. Performing manure management procedures.

7. Operating and maintaining farm mechanical equipment. O. Reg. 278/11, s. 4.

Appliance service technician

5. The scope of practice for the trade of appliance service technician includes installing domestic appliances and electrical household products and maintaining the following:

1. Electrical systems of domestic appliances and electrical household products.

2. Electronic control and component systems of electrical or gas domestic appliances and electrical household products.

3. Mechanical systems of domestic appliances and electrical household products.

4. Water systems of domestic appliances and electrical household products.

5. Air systems of domestic appliances and electrical household products.

6. Sealed systems of domestic appliances and household refrigeration products.

7. Liquid petroleum and natural gas systems of domestic appliances and electrical household products. O. Reg. 278/11, s. 5.

Arborist

6. The scope of practice for the trade of arborist includes the following:

1. Planting, pruning, maintaining and removing woody plants.

2. Climbing trees and working at heights.

3. Managing wounds and defects of woody plants.

4. Managing disease, pests and disorders.

5. Maintaining and operating chain saws and chippers.

6. Hoisting and rigging trees. O. Reg. 278/11, s. 6.

Assistant cook

7. The scope of practice for the trade of assistant cook includes the following:

1. Preparing and assembling complete breakfasts, short order grill, sandwiches, simple salads, simple desserts, vegetables and non-alcoholic beverages.

2. Carving cooked meats, poultry, fish and game.

3. Cooking complete breakfasts, short order grill, simple desserts and vegetables.

4. Having working knowledge of,

i. table service,

ii. the preparation of soups, sauces, salads and dressings,

iii. weights and measures,

iv. hygiene,

v. equipment handling,

vi. sanitation, and

vii. safety and equipment. O. Reg. 278/11, s. 7.

Baker

8. The scope of practice for the trade of baker includes the following:

1. Producing breads, buns and rolls from straight and sponge dough and producing yeast-raised goods, puff paste goods, aerated products, choux paste, cookies, pies, tarts and squares.

2. Producing and finishing cakes and producing icings, base fillings and creams for baked goods.

3. Managing materials purchasing and storage and managing product costing and marketing. O. Reg. 278/11, s. 8.

Baker — patissier

9. The scope of practice for the trade of baker — patissier includes the following:

1. Producing breads, buns and rolls from straight and sponge dough and producing yeast-raised goods, puff paste goods, aerated products, choux paste, cookies, pies, tarts and squares.

2. Producing and finishing cakes and producing icings, base fillings and creams for baked goods.

3. Managing materials purchasing and storage and managing product costing and marketing.

4. Producing displays and presenting fillings, batters, dough, dough products, confectionery items, ices and decorated specialty items. O. Reg. 278/11, s. 9.

Chef

10. The scope of practice for the trade of chef includes the following:

1. Preparing and managing food using an advanced degree of knowledge.

2. Managing human resources and possessing knowledge of administrative processes and business management skills. O. Reg. 278/11, s. 10.

Child and youth worker

11. The scope of practice for the trade of child and youth worker includes the following:

1. Encouraging change in children and youth who are experiencing a range of learning, social, emotional or behavioural challenges in their lives.

2. Working with children and youth in schools and hospitals or in residential, institutional or community based settings. O. Reg. 278/11, s. 11.

Child development practitioner

12. The scope of practice for the trade of child development practitioner includes,

(a) assisting a registered early childhood educator with the planning of activities; and

(b) under the direction of a registered early childhood educator, implementing activities,

to facilitate the physical, social, emotional, and cognitive growth of children in a program authorized under the Day Nurseries Act, the Education Act or in another program that provides services for children. O. Reg. 278/11, s. 12; O. Reg. 96/13, s. 2.

Cook

13. The scope of practice for the trade of cook includes the following:

1. Preparing and assembling complete breakfasts, short order grill, sandwiches, simple salads, simple desserts, vegetables and non-alcoholic beverages.

2. Carving cooked meats, poultry, fish and game.

3. Cooking complete breakfasts, short order grill, simple desserts and vegetables.

4. Having working knowledge of,

i. table service,

ii. the preparation of soups, sauces, salads and dressings,

iii. weights and measures,

iv. hygiene,

v. equipment handling,

vi. sanitation, and

vii. safety and equipment.

5. Preparing a complete meal, desserts, pastries, salads, salad dressing, hot and cold buffets, baked foods and soups and sauces.

6. Preparing meat, poultry, fish and game.

7. Having knowledge of stock control, menu planning, food costing and purchasing. O. Reg. 278/11, s. 13.

Developmental services worker

14. The scope of practice for the trade of developmental services worker includes supporting people who have a developmental disability to enhance their capacity to function in all aspects of community living and supporting the full inclusion of Ontarians with disabilities in all aspects of society by doing the following:

1. Promoting adaptive skills.

2. Maintaining a safe environment and modelling and promoting a healthy lifestyle.

3. Managing medication and applying crisis intervention strategies.

4. Participating in the development and implementation of person-directed plans.

5. Supporting individuals in developing and maintaining relationships.

6. Facilitating family and community relationships and maintaining professionalism. O. Reg. 278/11, s. 14.

Educational assistant

15. The scope of practice for the trade of educational assistant includes the following:

1. Assisting educators in working with students, including those with special needs, special education needs or both and implementing education, safety and behaviour support plans, as required.

2. Applying intervention strategies to support successful student outcomes.

3. Promoting a positive environment for learning and assisting with life and living skills development.

4. Supporting students and the use of specialized equipment as required.

5. Assisting with student safety and support through supervision. O. Reg. 278/11, s. 15.

Electronic service technician

16. The scope of practice for the trade of electronic service technician includes servicing electronic products typically identified as consumer products by doing the following:

1. Interacting with customers and other workers.

2. Using hand tools, hand power tools, testing equipment and specialty tools.

3. Applying electronic theory to electronic products.

4. Terminating and connecting conductors and printed circuit boards contained within electronic products.

5. Maintaining electronic products.

6. Troubleshooting and diagnosing problems in electronic products.

7. Servicing and repairing electronic products. O. Reg. 278/11, s. 16.

Gemsetter/goldsmith

17. The scope of practice for the trade of gemsetter/goldsmith includes the following:

1. Fabricating and repairing precious and semi-precious jewellery and gemstone work.

2. Testing metals.

3. Rolling and drawing metals.

4. Forming rings.

5. Drilling holes and sockets for stones or hinges.

6. Soldering pieces of jewellery and gemstone work.

7. Designing and setting gem settings.

8. Fabricating and assembling all types of jewellery and gemstone work.

9. Cleaning and polishing jewellery and gemstone work. O. Reg. 278/11, s. 17.

Hairstylist

18. The scope of practice for the trade of hairstylist includes performing, for remuneration, any of the hairstyling services of cutting, designing, permanent waving, relaxing and straightening and colouring. O. Reg. 278/11, s. 18.

Hardware, lumber and building materials retailer

19. The scope of practice for the trade of hardware, lumber and building materials retailer includes providing quality customer service in a retail environment that specializes in products specific to hardware, lumber and building materials. O. Reg. 278/11, s. 19.

Horse groom

20. The scope of practice for the trade of horse groom includes the following:

1. Handling and control of horses.

2. Grooming procedures.

3. Tacking and untacking horses.

4. Horse feeding procedures.

5. Horse health maintenance procedures

6. Stall care.

7. Maintaining tools and equipment related to horse grooming.

8. Maintaining stable facilities.

9. Handling supplies related to horse grooming. O. Reg. 278/11, s. 20.

Horse harness maker

21. The scope of practice for the trade of horse harness maker includes the following:

1. Stitching leather by hand.

2. Cutting heavy leather by hand.

3. Assembling and constructing material by hand.

4. Diagnosing and repairing broken or defective components, replacing worn parts and finishing harnesses.

5. Trimming, slicking, rubbing, creasing, punching holes, bevelling edges and dyeing or burnishing edges of horse harnesses.

6. Reading and interpreting job specifications and technical drawings. O. Reg. 278/11, s. 21.

Horticultural technician

22. The scope of practice for the trade of horticultural technician includes the following:

1. Identifying plants, pests and materials.

2. Controlling plant pests and disorders.

3. Managing gardens and grounds.

4. Propagating, cultivating, fertilizing, installing, maintaining, transplanting and irrigating plants and turf grass.

5. Pruning plants.

6. Using and operating tools and equipment used in horticulture.

7. Interpreting and implementing landscape drawings.

8. Installing natural stone, precast stone, concrete and wood for landscaping. O. Reg. 278/11, s. 22.

Information technology — contact centre customer service agent

23. The scope of practice for the trade of information technology — contact centre customer service agent includes the following:

1. Building and maintaining relationships with customers by handling service requests related to information technology products or technical services or both, including the development, installation, and implementation of hardware and software applications.

2. Receiving and responding to questions about information technology products and services and requests for sales and service related technical support with regard to these products and services by telephone, e-mail, fax and electronic messaging. O. Reg. 278/11, s. 23.

Information technology — contact centre sales agent

24. The scope of practice for the trade of information technology — contact centre sales agent includes the following:

1. Selling information technology products or services or both related to the development, installation and implementation of hardware and software applications.

2. Receiving and responding to questions about information technology products and services and requests for sales and service related technical support with regard to the products and services by telephone, e-mail, fax and electronic messaging. O. Reg. 278/11, s. 24.

Information technology — contact centre technical support agent

25. The scope of practice for the trade of information technology — contact centre technical support agent includes the following:

1. Answering questions and solving problems related to information technology products and services, including the development, installation and implementation of hardware and software applications.

2. Receiving and responding to questions about information technology products and services and to requests for sales and service related technical support with regard to the products and services by telephone, e-mail, fax and electronic messaging. O. Reg. 278/11, s. 25.

Information technology — hardware technician

26. The scope of practice for the trade of information technology — hardware technician includes the following:

1. Assembling, repairing, and upgrading microcomputer systems, components and peripherals.

2. Installing operating systems and application software. O. Reg. 278/11, s. 26.

Information technology — network technician

27. The scope of practice for the trade of information technology — network technician includes the following:

1. Installing, configuring and maintaining client workstations and network servers connected by a local area network.

2. Applying technical knowledge of data communication, standards, protocols and internet working concepts. O. Reg. 278/11, s. 27.

Institutional cook

28. The scope of practice for the trade of institutional cook includes preparing the following in an institutional or corporate setting:

1. Quality food according to budgetary requirements using bulk cooking methods in conventional, cook chill or cook freeze environments.

2. Meals for special diets ensuring individual dietary needs, including health requirements, religious needs and ethnic preferences.

3. Meals using approved recipes, appropriate ingredients and specialized equipment for modification techniques during food preparation to achieve the prescribed or recommended textures.

4. Food and beverages by considering regular and prescribed therapeutic diets, modification of textures and viscosity of fluids. O. Reg. 278/11, s. 28.

Micro electronics manufacturer

29. The scope of practice for the trade of micro electronics manufacturer includes operating and monitoring process equipment to produce micro electronic products. O. Reg. 278/11, s. 29.

Native clothing and crafts artisan

30. The scope of practice for the trade of native clothing and crafts artisan includes the following:

1. Designing and making tailored garments and associated leather crafts.

2. Producing small crafts. O. Reg. 278/11, s. 30.

Network cabling specialist

31. (1) The scope of practice for the trade of network cabling specialist includes installing and maintaining low voltage communication distribution systems or other signal sources to the terminal or equipment at the end of the distribution systems. O. Reg. 278/11, s. 31 (1).

(2) The distribution systems referred to in subsection (1) comprise the physical architecture that supports voice, video and data transmissions within industrial, commercial, institutional and office complexes. O. Reg. 278/11, s. 31 (2).

Parts technician

32. The scope of practice for the trade of parts technician includes the following:

1. Ordering, warehousing and maintaining computerized inventories of parts and assemblies.

2. Pricing, selling and processing exchanges and returns of parts and assemblies. O. Reg. 278/11, s. 32.

Pool, hot tub and spa — installer

33. The scope of practice for the trade of pool, hot tub and spa — installer includes planning, preparing sites and installing all types of above ground, on ground and in ground swimming pools and hot tubs and spa structures and surrounding decking, in both residential and commercial applications. O. Reg. 278/11, s. 33.

Pool, hot tub and spa — service technician

34. The scope of practice for the trade of pool, hot tub and spa — service technician includes repairing, servicing and maintaining all types of above ground, on ground and in ground swimming pools and hot tub and spa structures, in both residential and commercial applications. O. Reg. 278/11, s. 34.

Retail meat cutter

35. The scope of practice for the trade of retail meat cutter includes the preparation of meat and poultry for the retail market by doing the following:

1. Applying general work practices and merchandising.

2. Setting up and operating machinery.

3. Performing business practices and customer relations.

4. Preparing cuts of beef, pork, lamb, veal and poultry.

5. Preparing meat for sausage making. O. Reg. 278/11, s. 35.

Saddlery

36. The scope of practice for the trade of saddlery includes designing, manufacturing, rebuilding, and repairing saddles, saddle trees, harnesses, riding boots and associated tack for equestrian disciplines. O. Reg. 278/11, s. 36.

Special events coordinator

37. The scope of practice for the trade of special events coordinator includes assisting in the coordination and execution of events such as meetings, conferences and conventions, sporting events, fundraising events, festivals, consumer and trade shows, incentive programs, product launches and weddings. O. Reg. 278/11, s. 37.

Utility arborist

38. The scope of practice for the trade of utility arborist includes the following:

1. Planning for the removal and pruning of woody plants and trees in proximity to energized electrical apparatuses and removing and pruning the plants and trees.

2. Climbing trees and working at heights in proximity to energized electrical apparatuses.

3. Controlling underbrush in proximity to energized electrical apparatuses.

4. Maintaining aerial devices and chain saws.

5. Maintaining and operating chippers.

6. Clearing vegetation in proximity to transmission voltage conductors. O. Reg. 278/11, s. 38.

Wooden boat rebuilder

39. The scope of practice for the trade of wooden boat rebuilder includes fabricating, repairing and modifying wooden boats to specifications and drawings. O. Reg. 278/11, s. 39.

40. Omitted (provides for coming into force of provisions of this Regulation). O. Reg. 278/11, s. 40.