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Auto Body and Collision Technician Trade Regulations

made under subsection 17A(2) of the

Apprenticeship and Trades Qualifications Act

S.N.S. 2003, c. 1

O.I.C. 2019-121 (effective April 9, 2019), N.S. Reg. 55/2019


Table of Contents


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Citation

Definitions

Auto body and collision technician trade is compulsory certified trade

Person other than auto body and collision technician performing work in trade

Exemption applications under General Regulations permitted for auto body and collision trade

Term of apprenticeship for auto body and collision technician trade

Ratio of journeypersons to apprentices for auto body and collision technician trade

Wage schedule for apprentices in auto body and collision technician trade

Certificate in auto body and collision technician trade through trade qualification

Term and renewal of certificate of qualification in auto body and collision technician trade

Compliance with identity card requirements of General Regulations

Displaying certificate of qualification

Transition


 

Citation

1        These regulations may be cited as the Auto Body and Collision Technician Trade Regulations.


Definitions

2        (1)    In these regulations,

 

“Act” means the Apprenticeship and Trades Qualifications Act;

 

“auto body and collision technician trade” means the occupation of an auto body and collision technician consisting of, except as provided in subsection (2), repairing, restoring, replacing or refinishing any of the following components of a motor vehicle that has been damaged in a collision:

 

                              (i)      structural and non-structural body components,

 

                              (ii)     mechanical components,

 

                              (iii)    electrical components,

 

                              (iv)    structural and non-structural glass,

 

                              (v)     interior components,

 

                              (vi)    passive and active restraint systems;

 

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

 

“mechanical component” means any of the following motor vehicle components:

 

                              (i)      suspension and steering system,

 

                              (ii)     drive train,

 

                              (iii)    exhaust system,

 

                              (iv)    air intake system,

 

                              (v)     fuel system components,

 

                              (vi)    air-conditioning system,

 

                              (vii)   heating and cooling system,

 

                              (viii)  braking system and components,

 

                              (ix)    accessories;

 

“non-structural body component” means a non-structural component that is attached with a mechanical fastener to a structural body component.

 

          (2)    For the purposes of these regulations, the occupation of auto body and collision technician does not include any of the following work:

 

                   (a)      repairing or replacing structural or non-structural glass;

 

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

 

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


Auto body and collision technician trade is compulsory certified trade

3        The auto body and collision technician trade is specified as a compulsory certified trade.


Person other than auto body and collision technician performing work in trade

4        A person who does not hold a certificate of qualification in the auto body and collision technician trade may perform work included in the definition of the auto body and collision technician 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 applications under General Regulations permitted for auto body and collision technician 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 auto body and collision technician trade.


Term of apprenticeship for auto body and collision technician trade

6        (1)    The term of apprenticeship for the auto body and collision technician 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 auto body and collision 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 auto body and collision technician 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 auto body and collision technician trade, unless varied in accordance with Section 24 of the General Regulations, is 1 journeyperson to each apprentice.


Wage schedule for apprentices in auto body and collision technician trade

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


Wages for Auto Body and Collision Technician Apprentice

Level of Apprenticeship

Hours in Portion of Level of Apprenticeship

Minimum Wage

(% of journeyperson’s wage)

1

0–900

50%

901–1800

55%

2

1801–2700

60%

2701–3600

65%

3

3601–4500

70%

4501–5400

75%

4

5401–6300

85%

6301–7200

90%

 

          (2)    An employer must not employ an auto body and collision technician 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 auto body and collision technician 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 auto body and collision technician trade is 10 800 hours.


Term and renewal of certificate of qualification in auto body and collision technician trade

10      (1)    A certificate of qualification in the auto body and collision technician trade is valid for 5 years from the date it is issued.

 

          (2)    A certificate of qualification in the auto body and collision technician 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 auto body and collision 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

12      (1)    An auto body and collision technician journeyperson must display their certificate of qualification in a conspicuous location at their place of employment.

 

          (2)    The employer of an auto body and collision technician 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 Motor Vehicle Body Repairer (Metal and Paint) Trade Regulations, N.S. Reg. 189/2016, made by the Governor in Council by Order in Council 2016-239 dated October 3, 2016, continues as an apprentice in that apprenticeship program under these regulations.

 

 


Legislative History
Reference Tables

Auto Body and Collision Technician Trade Regulations

N.S. Reg. 55/2019

Apprenticeship and Trades Qualifications Act

Note:  The information in these tables does not form part of the regulations and is compiled by the Office of the Registrar of Regulations for reference only.

Source Law

The current consolidation of the Auto Body and Collision Technician Trade Regulations made under the Apprenticeship and Trades Qualifications Act includes all of the following regulations:

N.S.
Regulation

In force
date*

How in force

Royal Gazette
Part II Issue

55/2019

Apr 9, 2019

date specified

Apr 26, 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The following regulations are not yet in force and are not included in the current consolidation:

N.S.
Regulation

In force
date*

How in force

Royal Gazette
Part II Issue

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*See subsection 3(6) of the Regulations Act for rules about in force dates of regulations.

Amendments by Provision

ad. = added
am. = amended

fc. = fee change
ra. = reassigned

rep. = repealed
rs. = repealed and substituted

Provision affected

How affected

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Note that changes to headings are not included in the above table.

Editorial Notes and Corrections

 

Note

Effective
date

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Repealed and Superseded

N.S.
Regulation

Title

In force
date

Repealed
date

189/2016

Motor Vehicle Body Repairer (Metal and Paint) Trade Regulations

Apr 1, 2017

Apr 9, 2019

257/2009

Motor Vehicle Body Repairer (Metal and Paint) Trade Regulations

Aug 4, 2009

Apr 1, 2017

132/1978

Motor Vehicle Body Repairer (Metal and Paint) Trade Regulations

Jun 27, 1978

Aug 4, 2009

Note:  Only regulations that are specifically repealed and replaced appear in this table.  It may not reflect the entire history of regulations on this subject matter.