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Mine Mechanic Trade Regulations

made under Section 29 of the
Apprenticeship and Trades Qualifications Act
R.S.N.S. 2003, c. 1
O.I.C. 85-1224 (November 5, 1985), N.S. Reg. 192/85
as amended by O.I.C. 96-268 (April 16, 1996), N.S. Reg. 75/96

1 (1) In these regulations

(a) "Act" means the Apprenticeship and Trades Qualifications Act;

(b) "Director" means the Director of Apprenticeship and Trades Qualifications;

(c) "engaged" means employed for hire or remuneration;

(d) "General Regulations" means regulations made by the Governor in Council under the authority of the Apprenticeship and Trades Qualifications Act that apply generally to all designated trades;

(e) "mine mechanic trade" or "trade" means the work performed by a mine mechanic when erecting, installing, altering, repairing, maintaining and inspecting all mechanical equipment and machinery used in underground mining operations in compliance with federal and Provincial mine safety regulations and standards.

(2) Unless the context otherwise requires, words defined in the Act or General Regulations have the same meaning when used in these regulations.

2 No person shall enter into a contract of apprenticeship either as or with an apprentice in the trade unless the person being apprenticed has successfully completed grade twelve or its equivalent in the course skills required by the trade/occupation.
Section 2 replaced: O.I.C. 96-268, N.S. Reg. 75/96.

3 The term of apprenticeship for the trade is two and one-half years.

4 The wage of an apprentice shall be no less than is prescribed in the following wage schedule and shall include the increase to which the apprentice is entitled on successful completion of each six month period:

during the first six months at 50% of the journeyman's rate;
during the second six months at 60% of the journeyman's rate;
during the third six months at 70% of the journeyman's rate;
during the fourth six months at 80% of the journeyman's rate;
during the fifth six months at 90% of the journeyman's rate.

5 A person who

(a) satisfies the requirements of Section 19 of the General Regulations; and

(b) produces evidence to prove four (4) years of practical experience engaged in the trade, or three (3) years if the applicant has successfully completed a vocational training course approved by the Director,

is eligible to be examined for a journeyman certificate of qualification.