The CMRAO’s 2022–23 licence renewal has now come to an end. For this renewal cycle, Transitional General Licensees were not eligible to renew their licences. Transitional General Licences were a time-limited class of licence for condominium managers originally introduced in 2017. Under section 16 of Ontario Reg. 123/17, “a Transitional General Licensee may not apply for a renewal of the licence or reapply for the licence after May 31, 2022.”
The Transitional General Licence was established by the provincial government through legislation for experienced condominium managers who had not completed the education and examination requirements specified by the Minister for a General Licence. As outlined in the Condominium Management Services Act, 2015 (CMSA) if, prior to November 1, 2017, a licensee had more than two years of work experience as a condominium manager obtained within the previous five years but had not completed the educational or examination requirements for a General Licence, they could receive a Transitional General Licence, provided all other licensing requirements were met.
Of the 805 managers the CMRAO approved for a Transitional General Licence, the majority obtained a General Licence, many obtained a Limited Licence, and others allowed their licence to expire at some point between 2018 and 2022. There are currently 18 licensees who have been granted temporary extensions either as an accommodation under the Ontario Human Rights Code, or to allow the CMRAO additional time to finish the review of their General Licence application.