Instrumentation and Control Technician Trade Regulations

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Instrumentation and Control Technician Trade Regulations
made under Section 29 of the

Apprenticeship and Trades Qualifications Act

S.N.S. 2003, c. 1

O.I.C. 2009-424 (October 6, 2009), N.S. Reg. 293/2009


1     These regulations may be cited as the Instrumentation and Control Technician TradeRegulations.


2     (1)    In these regulations,


                (a)    “instrumentation and control technician trade” means the occupation ofinstrumentation and control technician, consisting of installing, adding,altering, calibrating, repairing, maintaining, conducting trials, testing andcommissioning measuring and control devices, including digital, analog,mechanical, electrical, electronic, pneumatic, hydraulic and test instrumentsassociated with process industries;


                (b)    “General Regulations” means the Apprenticeship and Trades QualificationsAct General Regulations made under the Apprenticeship and TradesQualifications 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 instrumentation and control technician trade is 8000hours of combined practical experience and technical training approved by the Director.

Wage schedule

4     (1)    Subject to subsection (2), the minimum wage for each hour worked by aninstrumentation and control technician apprentice is a percentage of the wage for ainstrumentation and control technician journeyperson in the same place ofemployment, as set out in the following table:

Wages for Instrumentation and Control Technician Apprentice

Hours in Term

of Apprenticeship

Minimum Wage

(% of journeyperson’s wage)


















       (2)    An employer must not employ an instrumentation and control technician apprenticeat a wage for actual hours worked that is lower than the wage that would be paid atthe minimum wage rate prescribed in the Minimum Wage Order (General) madeunder the Labour Standards Code.


Certificate through trade qualification

5     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 theinstrumentation and control technician trade.



6     A person who on the coming into force of these regulations is an apprentice in anapprenticeship program under the regulations respecting the industrial instrumentmechanic trade, N.S. Reg. 6/68, made by the Governor in Council by Order in Council 68-641 dated July 30, 1968, continues as an apprentice in that apprenticeship program underthese regulations.