Industrial Electrician Trade Regulations

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Industrial Electrician Trade Regulations
made under Section 29 of the

Apprenticeship and Trades Qualifications Act

S.N.S. 2003, c. 1

O.I.C. 2009-427 (October 6, 2009), N.S. Reg. 296/2009


1     These regulations may be cited as the Industrial Electrician Trade Regulations.


2     (1)    In these regulations,


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


                (b)    “General Regulations” means the Apprenticeship and Trades QualificationsAct General Regulations made under the Act;


                (c)    “electrical equipment” means equipment such as motors, generators, pumps,heavy-duty machines, illumination systems and environmental regulatingsystems, including associated electrical and electronic controls;


                (d)    “industrial electrician trade” means the occupation of industrial electrician,consisting of installing, calibrating, troubleshooting, repairing, servicing, andcarrying out preventive maintenance on electrical equipment in industrialestablishments, including preparing reports.


       (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 industrial electrician trade is 8000 hours of combinedpractical experience 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 industrial electrician trade must maintain a minimum ratio of 1journeyperson to each apprentice, unless the Director permits the ratio to be varied inaccordance with Section 24 of the General Regulations.

Wage schedule

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

Wages for Industrial Electrician Apprentice

Hours in Term

of Apprenticeship

Minimum Wage

(% of journeyperson’s wage)


















       (2)    An employer must not employ an industrial electrician apprentice at a wage foractual hours worked that is lower than the wage that would be paid at the minimumwage rate prescribed in the Minimum Wage Order (General) made under the LabourStandards 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 theindustrial electrician trade.


7     A person who on the coming into force of these regulations is an apprentice in anapprenticeship program under the regulations respecting the industrial electrician trade,N.S. Reg. 10/67, made by the Governor in Council by Order in Council 67-162, datedFebruary 21, 1967, continues as an apprentice in that apprenticeship program under theseregulations.