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Restoration Stone Mason Trade Regulations

made under Section 29 of the
Apprenticeship and Trades Qualifications Act
R.S.N.S. 2003, c. 1
O.I.C. 91-852 (July 16, 1991), N.S. Reg. 171/91
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 generally to all designated trades;

(d) "restoration stone mason trade" or "trade" means the work performed by restoration stone masons in the construction and reconstruction of structures using stone, the restoration of stone and the identification and types and properties of stone and includes knowledge of stone carving techniques, planning of the method and sequence of carving, carving stone to precise design and shape by hand and the removing, working and replacing of stone.

(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 trade is four years.

4 The wage of an apprentice during the apprenticeship in the trade shall be no less than the percentage wage prescribed in the following wage schedule and shall include the percentage wage increases to which the apprentice is entitled on successful completion of each six month period as follows:

during the first six months at 52% of the journeyman's rate;
during the second six months at 58% of the journeyman's rate;
during the third six months at 64% of the journeyman's rate;
during the fourth six months at 70% of the journeyman's rate;
during the fifth six months at 76% of the journeyman's rate;
during the sixth six months at 82% of the journeyman's rate;
during the seventh six months at 88% of the journeyman's rate; and
during the eighth six months at 94% of the journeyman's rate.

5 (1) An employer in the trade may employ not more than one apprentice for each certified journeyman employed by the employer.

(2) Notwithstanding subsection (1), the ratio of apprentices to journeymen employed by an employer in the trade may be varied from time to time, with the prior written approval of the Minister, where the Minister has determined that the employment situation and the availability of certified journeymen in the trade requires the variation.

6 A person who

(a) satisfies the requirements of Section 19 of the general regulations; and

(b) produces evidence of

(i) five years, or

(ii) four years, where the person has successfully completed a vocational training course approved by the Director,

of practical experience engaged in the trade,

is eligible to be examined for a certificate of qualification as a restoration stone mason.