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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 Act General 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 and assembling materials in an industrial manufacturing plant:


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


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


                         (iii)   rigging, erecting, installing and assembling reinforcing bars, welded wire fabric, pre-stressed and post-tension cables in reinforced concrete structures.


       (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 of combined practical experience and technical training approved by the Director, including a probationary 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 1 journeyperson to each apprentice, unless the Director permits the ratio to be varied in accordance 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 an ironworker (reinforcing) apprentice is a percentage of the wage for an ironworker (reinforcing) journeyperson in the same place of employment, as set out in the following 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 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

6     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, 6000 hours is prescribed as the period of employment required by paragraph 30(1)(a)(ii)(B) for the ironworker (reinforcing) trade.

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