The Ontario Government, Ministry of Government and Consumer Services and the TSSA have presented to the Operating Engineer Advisory Council (OEAC) for comment. The IPE has provided the OEAC the opinion of the profession regarding the proposed Path 2 option.
The TSSA Advisory Council received the proposed Path 2 Guidelines recently (after acknowledging that the council was not supporting this pathway and encouraged TSSA to concentrate their efforts on the other OE Expert Panel recommendations) and are now expected to review it and provide feedback by January 31st, 2020. The Institute of Power Engineers have been an active participant of the Operating Engineers Advisory Council for the TSSA since its inception. Operating Engineers (Power Engineers) have been the front-line professional workers since the beginning of commercial steam production. Since 1940, the IPE is the only Canadian entity that represents the Power Engineer profession, including the Compressor and Refrigeration Operators. The feedback provided herein is not personal, but, a concerned view point of the Power Engineer profession.