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Elevating Device Mechanic Trade Regulations

made under subsection 17A(1) of the

Apprenticeship and Trades Qualifications Act

S.N.S. 2003, c. 1

N.S. Reg. 208/2019 (effective January 1, 2020)


Table of Contents


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Citation

Definitions

Classes of certification in elevating device mechanic trade

Term and levels of apprenticeship for elevating device mechanic A

Wage schedule for apprentices in elevating device mechanic A

Certificate in elevating device mechanic A through trade qualification

Credential recognized as equivalent to the elevating device mechanic A

Term and levels of apprenticeship for elevating device mechanic B

Wage schedule for apprentices in elevating device mechanic B

Certificate in elevating device mechanic B through trade qualification

Credential recognized as equivalent to the elevating device mechanic B

Ratio of journeypersons to apprentices for elevating device mechanic trade

Compliance with identity card requirements of General Regulations


 

Citation

1        These trade regulations may be cited as the Elevating Device Mechanic Trade Regulations.


Definitions

2        (1)    In these trade regulations,

 

“Act” means the Apprenticeship and Trades Qualifications Act;

 

Elevators and Lifts General Regulations” means the Elevators and Lifts General Regulations made under the Elevators and Lifts Act;

 

“elevating device” means an elevating device as that term is defined in the Elevators and Lifts Act;

 

“elevating device mechanic A” means the elevating device mechanic A class of certification in the elevating device mechanic trade, consisting of the work performed by a mechanic working for or as a registered contractor in constructing, installing, altering, repairing, maintaining, servicing, inspecting, examining and testing an elevator device other than a passenger ropeway as that term is defined in the Elevators and Lifts Act;

 

“elevating device mechanic B” means the elevating device mechanic B class of certification in the elevating device mechanic trade, consisting of the work performed by a mechanic working for or as a registered contractor who is engaged solely in constructing, installing, altering, repairing, maintaining, servicing, inspecting, examining and testing any of the following types of lift for persons with physical disabilities as that term is defined in the Elevators and Lifts General Regulations:

 

                              (i)      stair chair lift, as defined in the Elevators and Lifts General Regulations,

 

                              (ii)     stair platform lift, as defined in the Elevators and Lifts General Regulations,

 

                              (iii)    vertical platform lift, as defined in the Elevators and Lifts General Regulations;

 

“elevating device mechanic trade” means the occupation of an elevating device mechanic, consisting of the work performed by an elevating device mechanic A or elevating device mechanic B journeyperson or apprentice;

 

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

 

“registered contractor” means a registered contractor as that term is defined in the Elevators and Lifts Act.

 

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


Classes of certification in elevating device mechanic trade

3        The following are the classes of certification in the elevating device mechanic trade:

 

                   (a)      elevating device mechanic A;

 

                   (b)     elevating device mechanic B.


Term and levels of apprenticeship for elevating device mechanic A

4        (1)    The term of apprenticeship for elevating device mechanic A 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 elevating device mechanic A as permitted by subsection 12(2) of the General Regulations must be no longer than 3 months.


Wage schedule for apprentices in elevating device mechanic A

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


Wages for Elevating Device Mechanic A Apprentice

Level of Apprenticeship

Hours in Level of Apprenticeship

Minimum Wage

(% of journeyperson’s wage)

1

0–1800

60%

2

1801–3600

70%

3

3601–5400

80%

4

5401–7200

90%

 

          (2)    An employer must not employ an elevating device mechanic A apprentice at a wage for actual hours worked that is lower than the wage that would be paid at a minimum wage rate prescribed in the Minimum Wage Order (General) made under the Labour Standards Code.


Certificate in elevating device mechanic A through trade qualification

6        (1)    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 an elevating device mechanic A certificate of qualification is 10 800 hours.

 

          (2)    It is a requirement for the purposes of clause 30(1)(e) of the General Regulations that an applicant for a certificate of qualification who does not hold a certificate of apprenticeship complete an educational program acceptable to the Chief Inspector appointed under the Elevators and Lifts Act that is equivalent to the 4-year program of practical skills and theoretical training provided by the Canadian Elevator Industry Education Program.


Credential recognized as equivalent to the elevating device mechanic A

7        For the purpose of subsection 42A(1) of the General Regulations, a class A certificate of competency issued under the Elevators and Lifts General Regulations is the equivalent of an elevating device mechanic A certificate of qualification.


Term and levels of apprenticeship for elevating device mechanic B

8        (1)    The term of apprenticeship for elevating device mechanic B consists of all of the following:

 

                   (a)      3600 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 elevating device mechanic B as permitted by subsection 12(2) of the General Regulations must be no longer than 3 months.


Wage schedule for apprentices in elevating device mechanic B

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


Wages for Elevating Device Mechanic B Apprentice

Level of Apprenticeship

Hours in Level of Apprenticeship

Minimum Wage

(% of journeyperson’s wage)

1

0–1800

50%

2

1801–3600

75%

 

          (2)    An employer must not employ an elevating device mechanic B 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 elevating device mechanic B through trade qualification

10      (1)    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 an elevating device mechanic B certificate of qualification is 5400 hours.

 

          (2)    It is a requirement for the purposes of clause 30(1)(e) of the General Regulations that an applicant for a certificate of qualification who does not hold a certificate of apprenticeship complete an education program, or sections of a program, acceptable to the Chief Inspector appointed under the Elevator and Lifts Act that is equivalent to a 2-year training program similar to the program required by subsection 6(2).


Credential recognized as equivalent to the elevating device mechanic B

11      For the purpose of subsection 42A(1) of the General Regulations, a class B certificate of competency issued under the Elevators and Lifts General Regulations is the equivalent of an elevating device mechanic B certificate of qualification.


Ratio of journeypersons to apprentices for elevating device mechanic trade

12      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 elevating device mechanic trade, unless varied in accordance with Section 24 of the General Regulations, is 1 journeyperson to every 1 apprentice.


Compliance with identity card requirements of General Regulations

13      (1)    For the purposes of subsections 34(2) and (3) of the General Regulations, which require 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 elevating device mechanic 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.

 

          (2)    An identity card issued to a journeyperson in the elevating device mechanic trade is valid for a period of 5 years and may be renewed for further 5-year periods in accordance with Section 34A of the General Regulations.


 

 


Legislative History
Reference Tables

Elevating Device Mechanic Trade Regulations

N.S. Reg. 208/209

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 Elevating Device Mechanic 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

208/2019

Jan 1, 2020

date specified

Jan 3, 2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

37/2018

Elevating Device Mechanic Trade Regulations

Apr 1, 2018

Jan 1, 2020

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.