Agricultural Equipment Technician Trade Regulations

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Agricultural Equipment Technician Trade Regulations
made under Section 29 of the

Apprenticeship and Trades Qualifications Act

S.N.S. 2003, c. 1

O.I.C. 2009-430 (October 6, 2009), N.S. Reg. 299/2009


1     These regulations may be cited as the Agricultural Equipment Technician TradeRegulations.


2     (1)    In these regulations,


                (a)    “Act” means the Apprenticeship and Trades Qualifications Act;


                (b)    “agricultural equipment technician trade” means the occupation of agriculturalequipment technician, consisting of setting up, performing pre-delivery work,servicing and repairing agricultural equipment, including tractors, machineryand attachments used in farm, nursery and landscape enterprises;


                (c)    “General Regulations” means the Apprenticeship and Trades QualificationsAct General Regulations made under the Act.


       (2)    The definitions contained in the General Regulations apply to these regulationsunless the context otherwise requires.

Term of apprenticeship

3     The term of apprenticeship for the agricultural equipment technician trade is 8000 hours ofcombined practical experience and technical training approved by the Director, and mayinclude a probationary period of no longer than 3 months.

Ratio of journeypersons to apprentices

4     An employer in the agricultural equipment technician trade must maintain a minimumratio of 1 journeyperson to each apprentice, unless the Director permits the ratio to bevaried in accordance with Section 24 of the General Regulations.

Wage schedule

5     (1)    Subject to subsection (2), the minimum wage for each hour worked by anagricultural equipment technician apprentice is a percentage of the wage for anagricultural equipment technician journeyperson in the same place of employment,as set out in the following table:

Wages for Agricultural Equipment Technician Apprentice

Hours in Term

of Apprenticeship

Minimum Wage

(% of journeyperson’s wage)


















       (2)    An employer must not employ an agricultural equipment technician apprentice at awage for actual hours worked that is lower than the wage that would be paid at theminimum wage rate prescribed in the Minimum Wage Order (General) made underthe Labour Standards Code.

Certificate through trade qualification

6     For the purpose of Section 30 of the General Regulations, which authorizes the Director toissue a certificate of qualification in a designated trade to a person who does not hold acertificate of apprenticeship in the trade if the person applies and meets certainrequirements, 12 000 hours is prescribed as the period of employment required for theagricultural equipment technician trade.


7     A person who on the coming into force of these regulations is an apprentice in anapprenticeship program under the regulations respecting the farm equipment mechanictrade, N.S. Reg. 163/92, made by the Governor in Council by Order in Council 92-766dated July 28, 1992, continues as an apprentice in that apprenticeship program under theseregulations.