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Truck and Transport Mechanic Trade Regulations

made under Section 17B of the

Apprenticeship and Trades Qualifications Act

S.N.S. 2003, c. 1

O.I.C. 2016-239 (October 3, 2016, effective April 1, 2017), N.S. Reg. 196/2016



Citation

1     These trade regulations may be cited as the Truck and Transport Mechanic 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;

 

“truck and transport mechanic trade” means the occupation of a truck and transport mechanic, consisting of inspecting, diagnosing, servicing, repairing, rebuilding, removing and replacing structural, mechanical, electrical and electronic systems and components of buses, motor homes and trucks with a registered gross vehicle weight of over 4500 kilograms, but does not include any of the following:

 

                         (i)     repairing or replacing structural or non-structural glass,

 

                         (ii)    repairing, restoring or replacing interior or exterior trim.

 

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


Truck and transport mechanic trade is compulsory certified trade

3     The truck and transport mechanic trade is specified as a compulsory certified trade.


Person other than truck and transport mechanic performing work in trade

4     A person who does not hold a certificate of qualification in the truck and transport mechanic trade may perform work included in the definition of the truck and transport mechanic trade if the person holds a certificate of qualification in another designated trade and the work to be performed comes within the scope of that other designated trade.


Exemption application under General Regulations permitted for truck and transport mechanic trade

5     For the purposes of subsection 38(2) of the General Regulations, a joint application for an exemption from the application of subsections 22(2) and (3) of the Act is permitted for the truck and transport mechanic trade.


Term of apprenticeship for truck and transport mechanic trade

6     (1)    The term of apprenticeship for the truck and transport mechanic 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 automotive service technician trade as permitted by subsection 12(2) of the General Regulations must be no longer than 3 months.


Ratio of journeypersons to apprentices for truck and transport mechanic trade

7     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 truck and transport mechanic trade, unless varied in accordance with Section 24 of the General Regulations, is 1 journeyperson to every 2 apprentices.


Wage schedule for apprentices in truck and transport mechanic trade

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


Wages for Truck and Transport Mechanic Apprentice

Level of Apprenticeship

Hours in Level of Apprenticeship

Minimum Wage

(% of journeyperson’s wage)

1

0–1800

55%

2

1801–3600

65%

3

3601–5400

75%

4

5401–7200

90%

 

       (2)    An employer must not employ a truck and transport mechanic 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 truck and transport mechanic trade through trade qualification

9     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 truck and transport mechanic trade is 10 800 hours.


Term and renewal of certificate of qualification in truck and transport mechanic trade

10   (1)    A certificate of qualification in the truck and transport mechanic trade is valid for 5 years from the date it is issued.

 

       (2)    A certificate of qualification in the truck and transport mechanic trade that is renewed in accordance with subsection 41(2) of the General Regulations is valid for a further term of 5 years from its most recent expiry date.


Compliance with identity card requirements of General Regulations

11   For the purposes of Section 34 of the General Regulations, which requires an apprentice or journeyperson to keep an identity card in their possession when practising the designated trade and produce it on request, a person is practising the automotive service technician 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.


Displaying certificate of qualification for truck and transport mechanic trade

12   (1)    A truck and transport mechanic journeyperson must display their certificate of qualification in a conspicuous location at their place of employment.

 

       (2)    The employer of a truck and transport mechanic journeyperson must provide suitable space for the display of the journeyperson’s certificate of qualification.


Transition

13   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 truck and transport mechanic trade, N.S. Reg. 3/1970, continues as an apprentice in that apprenticeship program under these regulations.