101 Bloor Street West
Toronto ON, M5S 0A1
P: 416-961-8800
Toll Free (Ontario Only): 1-888-534-2222
F: 416-961-8822
info@oct.ca

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Our office at 101 Bloor Street West in Toronto is closed due to COVID-19. While our staff are working remotely, our processes and timelines are delayed. This is due to a number of reasons, for example:

  • other organizations not being able to provide documents at this time;
  • delays in mail delivery and processing due to government health and safety guidelines.

We will provide more information as the situation continues to evolve. Please check our website at oct.ca for the latest updates. Thank you for your patience.

Status Updates and Discontinued Services

Following the passage of Bill 13, the College will make changes to its system as follows:

  • Beginning on December 27, 2021, members who are “Retired” or “Suspended for Non-Payment of Fees” will see their membership status change to “Inactive/Non-Practising” on the public register. This process will take several days to complete. See our news release on the changes to learn more.
  • As of December 27, 2021, the Notice of Retirement has been discontinued.

Temporary Letter of Approval – transfer of responsibility

The responsibility for granting a Temporary Letter of Approval (TLA) has been transferred from the Ontario College of Teachers to the Ministry of Education.

School boards apply for a TLA when they cannot find teaching professionals with the qualifications they need to fill certain subject areas or teaching needs.

TLA applications must be sent to the regional offices of the ministry, and not to the Ontario College of Teachers. If you wish to apply for a TLA or require further information about TLAs, contact your regional Ministry of Education office.

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