Cook Trade Regulations

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Cook Trade Regulations
made under Section 29 of the

Apprenticeship and Trades Qualifications Act

S.N.S. 2003, c. 1

O.I.C. 2009-429 (October 6, 2009), N.S. Reg. 298/2009


1     These regulations may be cited as the Cook Trade Regulations.


2     (1)    In these regulations,


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


                (b)    “cook trade” means the occupation of cook, consisting of implementing theknowledge and skills necessary to prepare, cost, cook and serve food for publicconsumption using appropriate methods in accordance with industry standards,safety requirements, safe work practices and health regulations;


                (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 cook trade is 6000 hours of combined practicalexperience and technical training approved by the Director, and may include aprobationary period of no longer than 3 months.

Ratio of journeypersons to apprentices

4     An employer in the cook trade must maintain a minimum ratio of 1 journeyperson to eachapprentice, unless the Director permits the ratio to be varied in accordance with Section 24of the General Regulations.

Wage schedule

5     (1)    Subject to subsection (2), the minimum wage for each hour worked by a cookapprentice is a percentage of the wage for a cook journeyperson in the same place ofemployment, as set out in the following table:

Wages for Cook Apprentice

Hours in Term

of Apprenticeship

Minimum Wage

(% of journeyperson’s wage)














       (2)    An employer must not employ a cook apprentice at a wage for actual hours workedthat is lower than the wage that would be paid at the minimum wage rate prescribedin the Minimum Wage Order (General) made under the 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, 9000 hours is prescribed as the period of employment required for the cooktrade.


7     A person who on the coming into force of these regulations is an apprentice in anapprenticeship program under the regulations respecting the cook trade, N.S. Reg. 5/68,made by the Governor in Council by Order in Council 68-641 dated July 30, 1968,continues as an apprentice in that apprenticeship program under these regulations.