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Cook Trade Regulations
made under Section 29 of the
Apprenticeship and Trades Qualifications Act
S.N.S. 2003, c. 1
O.I.C. 2009-429 (October 6, 2009), N.S. Reg. 298/2009
Effective April 1, 2017, these regulations are replaced by N.S. Reg. 208/2016.
1 These regulations may be cited as the Cook Trade Regulations.
2 (1) In these regulations,
(a) “Act” means the Apprenticeship and Trades Qualifications Act;
(b) “cook trade” means the occupation of cook, consisting of implementing the knowledge and skills necessary to prepare, cost, cook and serve food for public consumption using appropriate methods in accordance with industry standards, safety requirements, safe work practices and health regulations;
(c) “General Regulations” means the Apprenticeship and Trades Qualifications Act General Regulations made under the Act.
(2) The definitions contained in the General Regulations apply to these regulations unless the context otherwise requires.
Term of apprenticeship
3 The term of apprenticeship for the cook trade is 6000 hours of combined practical experience and technical training approved by the Director, and may include a probationary period of no longer than 3 months.
Ratio of journeypersons to apprentices
4 An employer in the cook trade must maintain a minimum ratio of 1 journeyperson to each apprentice, unless the Director permits the ratio to be varied in accordance with Section 24 of the General Regulations.
5 (1) Subject to subsection (2), the minimum wage for each hour worked by a cook apprentice is a percentage of the wage for a cook journeyperson in the same place of employment, as set out in the following table:
Wages for Cook Apprentice
Hours in Term
(% of journeyperson’s wage)
(2) An employer must not employ a cook apprentice at a wage for actual hours worked that is lower than the wage that would be paid at the minimum wage rate prescribed in the Minimum Wage Order (General) made under the Labour Standards Code.
Certificate through trade qualification
6 For the purpose of Section 30 of the General Regulations, which authorizes the Director to issue a certificate of qualification in a designated trade to a person who does not hold a certificate of apprenticeship in the trade if the person applies and meets certain requirements, 9000 hours is prescribed as the period of employment required for the cook trade.
7 A person who on the coming into force of these regulations is an apprentice in an apprenticeship program under the regulations respecting the cook trade, N.S. Reg. 5/68, made by the Governor in Council by Order in Council 68-641 dated July 30, 1968, continues as an apprentice in that apprenticeship program under these regulations.