Carpenter Trade Regulations

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Carpenter Trade Regulations

made under Section 29 of the
Apprenticeship and Trades Qualifications Act
S.N.S. 2003, c. 1
O.I.C. 82-517 (April 20, 1982), N.S. Reg. 85/82
as amended by O.I.C. 96-268 (April 16, 1996), N.S. Reg. 75/96

1 (1) In these regulations:

(a) "carpenter trade" or "trade" means the work performed by carpenters in the construction, repair or alteration of buildings;

(b) "engaged" means employed for hire or remuneration;

(c) "General Regulations" means the regulations made by the Governor in Council under the Apprenticeship and Trades Qualifications Act that apply generally to all designated trades.

(2) Unless the context otherwise requires, words defined in the Act or General Regulations have the same meaning when used in these regulations.

2 No person shall enter into a contract of apprenticeship either as or with an apprentice in the trade unless the person being apprenticed has successfully completed grade twelve or its equivalent in the course skills required by the trade/occupation.
Section 2 replaced: O.I.C. 96-268, N.S. Reg. 75/96.

3 The term of apprenticeship for the trade is four (4) years.

4 The wage of an apprentice shall be no less than is prescribed in the following wage schedule and shall include the increases to which the apprentice is entitled on successful completion of each six month period:

during the first six months at 55% of the journeyman's rate;
during the second six months at 60% of the journeyman's rate;
during the third six months at 65% of the journeyman's rate;
during the fourth six months at 70% of the journeyman's rate;
during the fifth six months at 75% of the journeyman's rate;
during the sixth six months at 80% of the journeyman's rate;
during the seventh six months at 85% of the journeyman's rate;
during the eighth six months at 90% of the journeyman's rate.

5 (a) An employer in the trade may employ one carpenter apprentice for each carpenter journeyman in the employ of the employer.

(b) Notwithstanding subsection (a), the ratio of apprentices to journeyman employed by an employer in the trade may be varied from time to time with the approval of the Director after consideration of the employment situation and availability of certified journeymen in the trade.

6 A person who

(a) satisfies the requirements of Section 19 of the General Regulations; and

(b) produces evidence to prove six (6) years of practical experience engaged in the trade or five (5) years if the applicant has successfully completed a vocational training course approved by the Director;

is eligible to be examined for a journeyman's certificate of qualification.

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