Role of the Ministry

The Constitution Act gives exclusive authority to each province in Canada to make laws in relation to education. In Ontario, the Minister of Education and the Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities are responsible for the administration of laws relating to education and skills training.

Employment Ontario: Ontario's Employment and Training Network

The Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities operates Employment Ontario, a one-stop source of information and services for students, job seekers and employers.

As the operator of Employment Ontario, the Ministry is responsible for:

  • delivering employment and training services to the public across the province
  • developing policy directions for employment and training
  • setting standards for occupational training, particularly for trades under the Trades Qualification and Apprenticeship Act
  • managing provincial programs to support workplace training and workplace preparation, including apprenticeship, career and employment preparation, and adult literacy and basic skills
  • undertaking labour market research and planning

Postsecondary Education

In the area of postsecondary education, the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities is responsible for: