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Industrial Electrician Trade Regulations
made under Section 29 of the
Apprenticeship and Trades Qualifications Act
S.N.S. 2003, c. 1
O.I.C. 2009-427 (October 6, 2009), N.S. Reg. 296/2009
Effective April 1, 2017, these regulations are replaced by N.S. Reg. 212/2016.
1 These regulations may be cited as the Industrial Electrician Trade Regulations.
2 (1) In these regulations,
(a)“Act” means the Apprenticeship and Trades Qualifications Act;
(b) “General Regulations” means the Apprenticeship and Trades Qualifications Act General Regulations made under the Act;
(c) “electrical equipment” means equipment such as motors, generators, pumps, heavy-duty machines, illumination systems and environmental regulating systems, including associated electrical and electronic controls;
(d) “industrial electrician trade” means the occupation of industrial electrician, consisting of installing, calibrating, troubleshooting, repairing, servicing, and carrying out preventive maintenance on electrical equipment in industrial establishments, including preparing reports.
(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 industrial electrician trade is 8000 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 industrial electrician 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 an industrial electrician apprentice is a percentage of the wage for an industrial electrician journeyperson in the same place of employment, as set out in the following table:
Wages for Industrial Electrician Apprentice
Hours in Term
(% of journeyperson’s wage)
(2) An employer must not employ an industrial electrician 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, 12 000 hours is prescribed as the period of employment required for the industrial electrician 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 industrial electrician trade, N.S. Reg. 10/67, made by the Governor in Council by Order in Council 67-162, dated February 21, 1967, continues as an apprentice in that apprenticeship program under these regulations.