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Farm Technician Trade Regulations

made under subsection 17A(1) of the

Apprenticeship and Trades Qualifications Act

S.N.S. 2003, c. 1

N.S. Reg. 25/2020 (effective February 12, 2020)



Table of Contents


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Citation

Definitions

Term of apprenticeship for farm technician trade

Ratio of journeypersons to apprentices for farm technician trade

Certificate in farm technician trade through trade qualification

Compliance with identity card requirements of General Regulations


 


Citation

1        These trade regulations may be cited as the Farm Technician Trade Regulations.


Definitions

2        (1)    In these trade regulations,

 

“Act” means the Apprenticeship and Trades Qualifications Act;

 

“farm technician trade” means the occupation of a farm technician, consisting of any and all of the following:

 

                              (i)      demonstrating agricultural production skills, technical skills, leadership skills and regulatory awareness,

 

                              (ii)     safely operating, maintaining and adjusting equipment,

 

                              (iii)    maintaining properties such as buildings, farm grounds and storage facilities using safe work practices,

 

                              (iv)    caring for and feeding livestock,

 

                              (v)     engaging in soil and nutrient management, crop management and integrated pest management,

 

                              (vi)    packing, grading, storing and shipping farm products,

 

                              (vii)   using a variety of farm equipment such as tractors, forklifts, skid steers, loaders, implements and precision agriculture systems,

 

                              (viii)  using and maintaining shop equipment and supplies, including various hand and power tools,

 

                              (ix)    using various types of technology including computers, robots, programmable logic controllers (PLCs) and mobile devices to increase the overall efficiency and productivity of the farm operation,

 

                              (x)     using any livestock or crop specific equipment that is directly related to the primary tasks of a farm technician;

 

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

 

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


Term of apprenticeship for farm technician trade

3        (1)    The term of apprenticeship for the farm technician trade 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 the farm 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 farm technician 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 farm technician trade, unless varied in accordance with Section 24 of the General Regulations, is 1 journeyperson to every 2 apprentices.


Certificate in farm technician trade through trade qualification

5        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 farm technician trade is 5400 hours.


Compliance with identity card requirements of General Regulations

6        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 farm 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.

 

 


Legislative History
Reference Tables

Farm Technician Trade Regulations

N.S. Reg. 25/2020

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 Farm 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

25/2020

Feb 12, 2020

date specified

Mar 13, 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

 

 

 

 

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.