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Heavy Duty Equipment Technician Trade Regulations

made under Section 17A of the

Apprenticeship and Trades Qualifications Act

S.N.S. 2003, c. 1

N.S. Reg. 218/2018 (effective December 5, 2018)



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Citation

Definitions

Term of apprenticeship for heavy duty equipment technician trade

Ratio of journeypersons to apprentices for heavy duty equipment technician trade

Wage schedule for apprentices in heavy duty equipment technician trade

Certificate in heavy duty equipment technician trade through trade qualification

Compliance with identity card requirements of General Regulations

Transition


 

Citation

1        These trade regulations may be cited as the Heavy Duty Equipment Technician 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;

 

“heavy duty equipment technician trade” means the occupation of a heavy duty equipment technician, consisting of repairing and maintaining heavy construction and off-highway vehicles, whether wheeled or tracked.

 

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


Term of apprenticeship for heavy duty equipment technician trade

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


Wage schedule for apprentices in heavy duty equipment technician trade

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


Wages for Heavy Duty Equipment Technician 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 heavy duty equipment 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 heavy duty equipment technician trade through trade qualification

6        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 heavy duty equipment technician trade is 10800 hours.


Compliance with identity card requirements of General Regulations

7        For the purposes of Section 34 of the General Regulations, which requires 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 heavy duty equipment 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.


Transition

8        A person who, immediately before the coming into force of these regulations, was an apprentice in an apprenticeship program under the Heavy Duty Equipment Technician Trade Regulations, N.S. Reg. 211/2016, continues as an apprentice in that apprenticeship program under these regulations.


 


Legislative History
Reference Tables

Heavy Duty Equipment Technician Trade Regulations

N.S. Reg. 218/2018

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 Heavy Duty Equipment 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

218/2018

Dec 5, 2018

date specified

Dec 21, 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

211/2016

Heavy Duty Equipment Technician Trade Regulations

Apr 1, 2017

Dec 5, 2018

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.