Ironworker (Structural/Ornamental) Trade Regulations

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Ironworker (Structural/Ornamental) 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. 225/2013


1     These regulations may be cited as the Ironworker (Structural/Ornamental) TradeRegulations.


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 (structural/ornamental) trade” means the occupation of an ironworker(structural/ornamental), consisting of all of the following, but not includingfabricating and assembling materials in an industrial manufacturing plant:


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


                         (ii)    rigging, hoisting and erecting


                                  (A)   curtain walls,

                                  (B)   metal stairways,

                                  (C)   catwalks,

                                  (D)   railings,

                                  (E)   metal doors, and

                                  (F)    pre-engineered steel buildings,


                         (iii)   installing, assembling and reinforcing


                                  (A)   structural or ornamental steel components,

                                  (B)   precast structural concrete,

                                  (C)   ornamental ironwork,

                                  (D)   conveyors, and

                                  (E)   steel pipes for wharves and foundations,


                         (iv)   applying sealants where applicable,


                         (v)    moving and placing machinery and heavy equipment,


                         (vi)   demolishing and salvaging all types of construction.


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

Term of apprenticeship

3     The term of apprenticeship for the ironworker (structural/ornamental) trade is 5000 hoursof 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 (structural/ornamental) trade must maintain a minimumratio of 1 journeyperson to each apprentice, unless the Director permits the ratio to bevaried 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 anironworker (structural/ ornamental) apprentice is a percentage of the wage for anironworker (structural/ornamental) journeyperson in the same place of employment,as set out in the following table:

Wages for Ironworker (Structural/Ornamental) Apprentice

Hours in Term

of Apprenticeship

Minimum Wage

(% of journeyperson’s wage)












       (2)    An employer must not employ an ironworker (structural/ornamental) 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, 8500 hours is prescribed as the period of employment required by paragraph30(1)(a)(ii)(B) of the General Regulations for the ironworker (structural/ornamental) trade.