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Roofer Trade Regulations

made under Section 29 of the
Apprenticeship and Trades Qualifications Act
R.S.N.S. 2003, c. 1
O.I.C. 94-41 (January 18, 1994), N.S. Reg. 7/94
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) "engaged" means employed or hired for remuneration;

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

(d) "roofer trade" means the work performed by roofers in the covering of roofs with metal, wood, asphalt, tar, gravel and other materials and the installation of single and multiple roofing systems, shingles, tiles and preformed rigid sheeting, and other items included in the roofing assembly from the deck up.

(2) Unless the context otherwise requires, words defined in the Act 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 roofer trade is 6000 hours.

4 The wage of an apprentice shall be no less than is prescribed in the following wage schedule and shall include the increases to which the apprentice is entitled on successful completion of each 1000 hour period:

during the first 0-1000 hours at 50% of the journeyman's rate;
from 1001-2000 hours at 55% of the journeyman's rate;
from 2001-3000 hours at 60% of the journeyman's rate;
from 3001-4000 hours at 70% of the journeyman's rate;
from 4001-5000 hours at 80% of the journeyman's rate;
from 5001-6000 hours at 90% of the journeyman's rate.

5 (1) An employer in the roofer trade may employ one apprentice for each journeyman employed.

(2) Notwithstanding subsection (1), the ratio of apprentices to journeymen employed by an employer in the roofer trade may be varied from time to time, with the approval of the Minister, after consideration of the employment situation and the availability of certified journeymen in the roofer trade.

6 A person who

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

(b) produces evidence to prove 8000 hours of practical experience engaged in the roofer trade, or 6000 hours if the person has successfully completed a vocational training course approved by the Director,

is eligible to be examined for a certificate of qualification as a roofer.