The College is committed to meaningful engagement with its stakeholders.  As part of that commitment, the College had circulated a proposed amendment to the Fees Bylaw on May 28, 2021 seeking your input.  While the feedback survey remains open, initial feedback has been reviewed and the College would like to seek your input on an alternate proposal. 

Recognizing that the pandemic continues to affect registrants, this alternate option (Option B) seeks to phase in the return to regular fees over a two-year period, as was suggested in some of the comments received.  In response to the feedback received thus far, the intent of this option is to ease the financial burden on registrants while ensuring reserve funds are replenished in a timely manner and the College is prepared to meet any future challenges.  

Please take a moment to review the two options below and provide us with your feedback. 

To read the explanatory document for Option A click here
To read the explanatory document for Option B click here

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* 1. Do you agree with the College’s “OPTION A” proposal to return to pre-pandemic registration fee levels in 2022? This would mean that 2022 registration fees would be as follows: $992 for Registered Opticians, $146 for Intern Opticians, and $146 for Student Opticians. Fees for 2023 would be determined at a later date (See explanatory for more information).

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* 2. Do you agree with the College’s “OPTION B” proposal to implement a phased return to pre-pandemic registration fee levels over the next two years?

 This would mean that 2022 registration fees would be as follows: $867 for Registered Opticians, $146 for Intern Opticians and $146 for Student Opticians.

Registration fees for 2023 would be as follows: $992 for Registered Opticians, $146 for Intern Opticians, and $146 for Student Opticians.

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* 3. Please indicate if you are a:

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* 4. Did you renew your registration in 2021?

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* 5. Do you wish to renew your registration in 2022?

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* 6. What impact do registration fees have on your decision to renew your registration?

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* 7. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, were you unable to practice opticianry for some or all of 2021?

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* 8. Does your employer reimburse you for your registration fee?

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