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Restoration Stone Mason Trade Regulations

made under Section 17A of the

Apprenticeship and Trades Qualifications Act

S.N.S. 2003, c. 1

N.S. Reg. 229/2016 (October 5, 2016, effective April 1, 2017)



Citation

1     These trade regulations may be cited as the Restoration Stone Mason Trade Regulations.


Definitions

2     (1)    In these regulations,

 

“Act” means the Apprenticeship and Trades Qualifications Act;

 

“General Regulations” means the Apprenticeship and Trades Qualifications Act General Regulations made under the Act;

 

“restoration stone mason trade” means the occupation of a restoration stone mason, consisting of constructing and reconstructing structures using stone, restoring stone and identifying and types and properties of stone, and includes demonstrating knowledge of stone carving techniques, planning the method and sequence of carving, carving stone to precise design and shape by hand and removing, working and replacing stone.

 

       (2)    A term defined in the General Regulations has the same meaning when used in these regulations.


Term of apprenticeship for restoration stone mason trade

3     (1)    The term of apprenticeship for the restoration stone mason trade consists of all of the following:

 

                (a)    7200 documented hours of the combination of practical experience and the portion of technical training spent learning the skills of the designated trade as described in clause 26(1A)(a) of the General Regulations and as approved by the Director;

 

                (b)    related technical training as described in clause 26(1A)(b) of the General Regulations and as approved by the Director;

 

                (c)    a certification examination.

 

       (2)    Any probationary period included in a term of apprenticeship for the restoration stone mason trade as permitted by subsection 12(2) of the General Regulations must be no longer than 3 months.


Ratio of journeypersons to apprentices for restoration stone mason trade

4     The minimum ratio of journeypersons to apprentices required by clause 27(2)(a) of the General Regulations to be maintained by an employer in the restoration stone mason trade, unless varied in accordance with Section 24 of the General Regulations, is 1 journeyperson to each apprentice.


Wage schedule for apprentices in restoration stone mason trade

5     (1)    Subject to subsection (2) and to subsection 25(3) of the General Regulations, the minimum wage for each hour worked by a restoration stone mason apprentice in each portion of a level of their term of apprenticeship is a percentage of the wage for a restoration stone mason journeyperson in the same place of employment, as set out in the following table:


Wages for Restoration Stone Mason Apprentice

Level of Apprenticeship

Hours in Portion of Level of Apprenticeship

Minimum Wage

(% of journeyperson’s wage)

1

0–900

52%

901–1800

58%

2

1801–2700

64%

2701–3600

70%

3

3601–4500

76%

4501–5400

82%

4

5401–6300

88%

6301–7200

94%

 

       (2)    An employer must not employ a restoration stone mason 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 in restoration stone mason trade through trade qualification

6     The period of employment in the designated trade that is required by paragraph 30(1)(a)(ii)(B) of the General Regulations for a person who does not hold a certificate of apprenticeship and is applying for a certificate of qualification in the restoration stone mason trade is 10 800 hours.


Compliance with identity card requirements of General Regulations

7     For the purposes of Section 34 of the General Regulations, which requires an apprentice or journeyperson to keep their identity card in their possession when practising the designated trade and produce it on request, a person is practising the restoration stone mason trade while the person is doing any of the following:

 

                (a)    for an apprentice,

 

                         (i)     acquiring practical experience in the trade, or

 

                         (ii)    learning the skills of the trade during the technical training portion of apprenticeship training;

 

                (b)    for a journeyperson, performing the duties of the trade as defined in these regulations or their duties as set out in the General Regulations.


Transition

8     A person who, immediately before the coming into force of these regulations, was an apprentice in an apprenticeship program under the trade regulations respecting the restoration stone mason trade, N.S. Reg. 171/1991, continues as an apprentice in that apprenticeship program under these regulations.