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 Trade Regulations.


2     (1)    In these regulations,


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


                (b)    “General Regulations” means the Apprenticeship and Trades Qualifications Act General Regulations made under the Apprenticeship and Trades Qualifications Act.


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

Term of apprenticeship

3     The term of apprenticeship for the instrumentation and control technician trade is 8000 hours 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 an instrumentation and control technician apprentice is a percentage of the wage for a instrumentation and control technician journeyperson in the same place of employment, 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 apprentice at a wage for actual hours worked that is lower than the wage that would be paid at the minimum wage rate prescribed in the Minimum Wage Order (General) made under the Labour Standards Code.


Certificate through trade qualification

5     For the purpose of Section 30 of the General Regulations, which authorizes the Director to issue a certificate of qualification in a designated trade to a person who does not hold a certificate of apprenticeship in the trade if the person applies and meets certain requirements, 12 000 hours is prescribed as the period of employment required for the instrumentation and control technician trade.



6     A person who on the coming into force of these regulations is an apprentice in an apprenticeship program under the regulations respecting the industrial instrument mechanic 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 under these regulations.

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