Ironworker (Reinforcing) Trade Regulations

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Ironworker (Reinforcing) Trade Regulations
made under Section 29 of the

Apprenticeship and Trades Qualifications Act

S.N.S. 2003, c. 1

O.I.C. 2013-200 (June 18, 2013), N.S. Reg. 224/2013


1     These regulations may be cited as the Ironworker (Reinforcing) Trade Regulations.


2     (1)    In these regulations,


“Act” means the Apprenticeship and Trades Qualifications Act;


“General Regulations” means the Apprenticeship and Trades Qualifications ActGeneral Regulations made under the Act;


“ironworker (reinforcing) trade” means the occupation of an ironworker(reinforcing), consisting of all of the following, but not including fabricating andassembling materials in an industrial manufacturing plant:


                         (i)     reading and understanding all shop and field drawings, including thosetaken from original architectural and engineered drawings,


                         (ii)    cutting, bending, laying out, placing and welding reinforcing steel rodsaccording to design specifications and drawings,


                         (iii)   rigging, erecting, installing and assembling reinforcing bars, welded wirefabric, pre-stressed and post-tension cables in reinforced concretestructures.


       (2)    The definitions contained in the General Regulations apply to these regulations.

Term of apprenticeship                                 

3     The term of apprenticeship for the ironworker (reinforcing) trade is 3000 hours ofcombined practical experience and technical training approved by the Director, including aprobationary period of up to 3 months, and a certification examination.

Ratio of journeypersons to apprentices

4     An employer in the ironworker (reinforcing) 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 for apprentices

5     (1)    Subject to subsection (2), the minimum wage for each hour worked by anironworker (reinforcing) apprentice is a percentage of the wage for an ironworker(reinforcing) journeyperson in the same place of employment, as set out in thefollowing table:

Wages for Ironworker (Reinforcing) Apprentice

Hours in Term

of Apprenticeship

Minimum Wage

(% of journeyperson’s wage)










       (2)    An employer must not employ an ironworker (reinforcing) 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, 6000 hours is prescribed as the period of employment required by paragraph30(1)(a)(ii)(B) for the ironworker (reinforcing) trade.