Industrial Mechanic (Millwright) Trade Regulations
made under Section 29 of the
Apprenticeship and Trades Qualifications Act
S.N.S. 2003, c. 1
O.I.C. 2009-426 (October 6, 2009), N.S. Reg. 295/2009
1 These regulations may be cited as the Industrial Mechanic (Millwright) 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) “industrial mechanic (millwright) trade” means the occupation of industrialmechanic (millwright), consisting of installing, erecting, adding, altering,testing, troubleshooting, repairing and maintaining mechanical equipment andmachinery used in manufacturing processes in industrial and manufacturingsettings.
(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 mechanic (millwright) trade is 8000 hours ofcombined practical experience and technical training approved by the Director, and mayinclude a probation period of no longer than 3 months.
Ratio of journeypersons to apprentices
4 An employer in the industrial mechanic (millwright) trade must maintain a minimum ratioof 1 journeyperson to each apprentice, unless the Director permits the ratio to be varied inaccordance with Section 24 of the General Regulations.
5 (1) Subject to subsection (2), the minimum wage for each hour worked by an industrialmechanic (millwright) apprentice is a percentage of the wage for an industrialmechanic (millwright) journeyperson in the same place of employment, as set out inthe following table:
Wages for Industrial Mechanic (Millwright) Apprentice
Hours in Term
(% of journeyperson’s wage)
(2) An employer must not employ an industrial mechanic (millwright) apprentice at awage for actual hours worked that is lower than the wage that would be paid at theminimum wage rate prescribed in the Minimum Wage Order (General) made underthe 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, 12 000 hours is prescribed as the period of employment required for theindustrial mechanic (millwright) 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 mechanic(millwright) trade, N.S. Reg. 7/68, made by the Governor in Council by Order in Council68-641 dated July 30, 1968, continues as an apprentice in that apprenticeship programunder these regulations.