## Trade Regulation Changes

##### For an overview of trade regulation changes, please find your trade below (be sure to check for your trade under each date heading, as changes may have been made on more than one date).

### January 8, 2019

### Automotive Refinishing Technician

A change to the Red Seal trade name was recommended under the national harmonization initiative and was approved by the Canadian Council of Directors of Apprenticeship (CCDA) on October 23, 2018:

- In Nova Scotia, the name of Automotive Painter was changed to Automotive Refinishing Technician, as of January 8, 2019.

### Heavy Duty Equipment Technician

- The scope of the trade was expanded to include non-mechanical components of Heavy Duty Equipment:
- Repairs all mechanical components of and maintains heavy construction and off-highway vehicles, whether wheeled or tracked.

- To respond to labour shortages and to create more opportunities in the trade, set the minimum ratio at 1 journeyperson to every 2 apprentices. In the current regulations, the ratio is 1:1.
- Wage schedules have been changed to reflect the term of apprenticeship and the change in hours per level.

### Landscape Horticulturist

- Term of apprenticeship is 6,000 hours
- The number of hours required to challenge the certification exam as a trade qualifier is 9,000 hours
- Wage schedules have been changed to reflect the term of apprenticeship and the change in hours per level

### April 1, 2018

### Elevating Device Mechanic | New Trade Regulation

- Elevating Device Mechanic trade is designated as a trade for the purpose of the Act
- The number of hours required to challenge the certification exam as a trade qualifier is 10,800 hours

### September 27, 2017

### Gasfitter Class B

- Term of apprenticeship is 3,600 hours
- The number of hours required to challenge the certification exam as a trade qualifier is 5,400 hours

### April 1, 2017

##### In the fall of 2016, changes were made to the *Apprenticeship and Trades Qualifications Act* General Regulations and trade regulations to align our programs and training across the country.

These changes will help apprentices complete their training more easily, so they can take full advantage of the opportunities here in the province. Creating consistency across the country will also help employers recruit the people they need. The amendments took effect starting April 1, 2017, and will impact your apprenticeship program.

For a complete list of the changes, please visit:

### Agricultural Equipment Technician

- Term of apprenticeship is 7,200 hours
- The number of hours required to challenge the certification exam as a trade qualifier is 10,800 hours
- The waiting period after an unsuccessful attempt of the certification exam is 30 days
- Wage schedules have been changed to reflect the term of apprenticeship and the change in hours per level:

### Alarm and Security Technician

- Term of apprenticeship is 5,400 hours
- The number of hours required to challenge the certification exam as a trade qualifier is 8,100 hours
- The waiting period after an unsuccessful attempt of the certification exam is 30 days
- Wage schedules have been changed to reflect the term of apprenticeship and the change in hours per level

### Automotive Glass Technician

- Term of apprenticeship is 3,600 hours
- The number of hours required to challenge the certification exam as a trade qualifier is 7,200 hours
- The waiting period after an unsuccessful attempt of the certification exam is 30 days
- Wage schedules have been changed to reflect the term of apprenticeship and the change in hours per level

### Automotive Service Technician and Service Centre Technician

- Term of apprenticeship:
- 7,200 hours (Automotive Service Technician)
- 5,400 hours (Service Centre Technician)

- The number of hours required to challenge the certification exam as a trade qualifier:
- 10,800 hours (Automotive Service Technician)
- 8,100 hours (Service Centre Technician)

- The waiting period after an unsuccessful attempt of the certification exam is 30 days

Additional changes recommended by the Provincial Trade Advisory Committee for the trade include:

- a more detailed definition of the trade
- a change of ratio to 1 journeyperson to 2 apprentices
- changing the name of a Service Centre Mechanic to a Service Centre Technician
- changes to the hours of a Service Centre Technician

### Blaster

- Term of
**apprenticeship**is:**First Class**: 3,600 hours;**Second Class**: 2,250 hours;**Third Class**: 900 hours - The number of hours required to challenge the certification exam as a
**trade qualifier**is:**First Class**5,400 hours;**Second Class**: 3,375 hours;**Third Class**: 1,350 hours - The waiting period after an unsuccessful attempt of the certification exam is 30 days

### Boat Builder

- Term of apprenticeship is 5,400 hours
- The number of hours required to challenge the certification exam as a trade qualifier is 9,450 hours
- The waiting period after an unsuccessful attempt of the certification exam is 30 days

### Boilermaker

- Term of apprenticeship is 5,400 hours
- The number of hours required to challenge the certification exam as a trade qualifier is 8,100 hours
- The waiting period after an unsuccessful attempt of the certification exam is 30 days

### Bricklayer

- Term of apprenticeship is 5,400 hours
- The number of hours required to challenge the certification exam as a trade qualifier is 8,100 hours
- The waiting period after an unsuccessful attempt of the certification exam is 30 days

Additional changes recommended by the Provincial Trade Advisory Committee for the trade include:

- a more detailed definition of the trade
- removal of outdated provisions

### Carpenter

- Term of apprenticeship is 7,200 hours
- The number of hours required to challenge the certification exam as a trade qualifier is 10,800 hours
- The waiting period after an unsuccessful attempt of the certification exam is 30 days

### Construction Electrician

- Term of apprenticeship is 7,200 hours
- The waiting period after an unsuccessful attempt of the certification exam is 30 days

### Cook

- Term of apprenticeship: 5,400 hours
- The number of hours required to challenge the certification exam as a trade qualifier: 8,100 hours
- The waiting period after an unsuccessful attempt of the certification exam is 30 days

Additional changes recommended by the Provincial Trade Advisory Committee for the trade include:

- a more detailed definition of the trade
- a change of ratio to 1 journeyperson to 2 apprentices

### Floor Covering Installer

- Term of apprenticeship is 5,400 hours
- The number of hours required to challenge the certification exam as a trade qualifier is 8,100 hours
- The waiting period after an unsuccessful attempt of the certification exam is 30 days

### Gasfitter

- Term of apprenticeship:
**Gasfitter Class A**: 3,600 hours;**Gasfitter Class B**: 1,800 hours - The number of hours required to challenge the certification exam as a trade qualifier:
**Gasfitter Class A**: 5,400 hours;**Gasfitter Class B**: 2,700 hours - The waiting period after an unsuccessful attempt of the certification exam is 30 days

Additional changes recommended by the Provincial Trade Advisory Committee for the trade include:

- a more detailed definition of the trade

### Heavy Duty Equipment Technician

- Term of apprenticeship: 7,200 hours
- The number of hours required to challenge the certification exam as a trade qualifier: 10,800 hours
- The waiting period after an unsuccessful attempt of the certification exam is 30 days
- Additional changes recommended by the Provincial Trade Advisory Committee for the trade include a more detailed definition of the trade.

### Industrial Electrician

- Term of apprenticeship is 7,200 hours
- The waiting period after an unsuccessful attempt of the certification exam is 30 days

### Industrial Mechanic (Millwright)

- Term of apprenticeship is 7,200 hours
- The waiting period after an unsuccessful attempt of the certification exam is 30 days

### Instrumentation and Control Technician

- Term of apprenticeship is 7,200 hours
- The waiting period after an unsuccessful attempt of the certification exam is 30 days

### Insulator (Heat and Frost)

- Term of apprenticeship is 7,200 hours
- The waiting period after an unsuccessful attempt of the certification exam is 30 days

### Ironworker (Generalist)

- The number of hours required to challenge the certification exam as a trade qualifier is 8,100 hours
- The waiting period after an unsuccessful attempt of the certification exam is 30 days
- Wage schedules have been changed to reflect the change in hours per level

### Ironworker (Reinforcing)

- Term of apprenticeship is 3,600 hours
- The number of hours required to challenge the certification exam as a trade qualifier is 5,400 hours
- The waiting period after an unsuccessful attempt of the certification exam is 30 days

### Ironworker (Structural/Ornamental)

- Term of apprenticeship is 5,400 hours
- The number of hours required to challenge the certification exam as a trade qualifier is 8,100 hours
- The waiting period after an unsuccessful attempt of the certification exam is 30 days

### Landscape Horticulturist

- Term of apprenticeship is 5,400 hours
- The number of hours required to challenge the certification exam as a trade qualifier is 8,100 hours
- The waiting period after an unsuccessful attempt of the certification exam is 30 days

### Lather (Interior Systems Mechanic)

- Term of apprenticeship is 5,400 hours
- The waiting period after an unsuccessful attempt of the certification exam is 30 days

### Machinist

- Term of apprenticeship is 7,200 hours
- The waiting period after an unsuccessful attempt of the certification exam is 30 days

### Marine Fitter

- Term of apprenticeship is 7,200 hours
- The waiting period after an unsuccessful attempt of the certification exam is 30 days

### Marine Service Technician

- Term of apprenticeship is 7,200 hours (no change)
- The number of hours required to challenge the certification exam as a trade qualifier is 10,800 hours (no change)
- The waiting period after an unsuccessful attempt of the certification exam is 30 days

### Metal Fabricator (Fitter)

- Term of apprenticeship is 5,400 hours
- The number of hours required to challenge the certification exam as a trade qualifier is 8,100 hours
- The waiting period after an unsuccessful attempt of the certification exam is 30 days

### Mine Electrician

- Term of apprenticeship is 4,500 hours
- The number of hours required to challenge the certification exam as a trade qualifier is 6,750 hours
- The waiting period after an unsuccessful attempt of the certification exam is 30 days

### Mine Mechanic

- Term of apprenticeship is 4,500 hours
- The number of hours required to challenge the certification exam as a trade qualifier is 6,750 hours
- The waiting period after an unsuccessful attempt of the certification exam is 30 days

### Motor Vehicle Body Repairer (Metal and Paint)

- Term of apprenticeship is 7,200 hours
- The waiting period after an unsuccessful attempt of the certification exam is 30 days

### Oil Heat System Technician

- Term of apprenticeship is 5,400 hours
- The number of hours required to challenge the certification exam as a trade qualifier is 8,100 hours
- The waiting period after an unsuccessful attempt of the certification exam is 30 days

### Painter and Decorator

- Term of apprenticeship is 5,400 hours
- The number of hours required to challenge the certification exam as a trade qualifier is 8,100 hours
- The waiting period after an unsuccessful attempt of the certification exam is 30 days

### Plumber

- Term of apprenticeship is 7,200 hours
- The waiting period after an unsuccessful attempt of the certification exam is 30 days

### Powerline Technician

- Term of apprenticeship is 7,200 hours
- The waiting period after an unsuccessful attempt of the certification exam is 30 days

### Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Mechanic

- Term of apprenticeship is 7,200 hours
- The waiting period after an unsuccessful attempt of the certification exam is 30 days

### Restoration Stone Mason

- Term of apprenticeship is 7,200 hours
- The waiting period after an unsuccessful attempt of the certification exam is 30 days

### Roofer

- Term of apprenticeship is 5,400 hours
- The number of hours required to challenge the certification exam as a trade qualifier is 8,100 hours
- The waiting period after an unsuccessful attempt of the certification exam is 30 days

### Sheet Metal Worker

- Term of apprenticeship is 7,200 hours
- The waiting period after an unsuccessful attempt of the certification exam is 30 days

### Sprinkler System Installer

- Term of apprenticeship is 7,200 hours
- The waiting period after an unsuccessful attempt of the certification exam is 30 days

### Steamfitter/Pipefitter

- Term of apprenticeship is 7,200 hours
- The waiting period after an unsuccessful attempt of the certification exam is 30 days

### Truck and Transport Mechanic

- Term of apprenticeship is 7,200 hours
- The waiting period after an unsuccessful attempt of the certification exam is 30 days

Additional changes recommended by the Provincial Trade Advisory Committee for the trade include:

- a more detailed definition of the trade
- a change of ratio to 1 journeyperson to 2 apprentices
- removal of outdated clauses (vocational training, residency requirements, etc.)

### Welder

- Term of apprenticeship is 5,400 hours
- The number of hours required to challenge the certification exam as a trade qualifier is 8,100 hours
- The waiting period after an unsuccessful attempt of the certification exam is 30 days