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AR 301/2000 ROOFER TRADE REGULATION

(Consolidated up to 8/2017)

ALBERTA REGULATION 301/2000

Apprenticeship and Industry Training Act

ROOFER TRADE REGULATION

Table of Contents

                1      Definitions

General Matters Respecting the Trade

                2      Constitution of the trade

                3      Tasks, activities and functions

Apprenticeship

                4      Term of the apprenticeship program


                5      Employment of apprentices

                6      Wages

Transitional Provisions, Repeals
and Coming into Force

                7      Apprenticeship continues

                8      Repeal

              10      Coming into force

Definitions

1   In this Regulation,

                               (a)    “apprentice” means a person who is an apprentice in the trade;

                              (b)    “certified journeyperson” means a certified journeyperson as defined in the Apprenticeship Program Regulation;

                               (c)    “roof” means any type of residential, commercial or industrial roof that is built up or shingled or that is coated with a plastic membrane and without limiting the generality of the foregoing includes:

                                        (i)    roof decks;

                                      (ii)    roof structures;

                                     (iii)    foundations;

                                     (iv)    control and expansion joints;

                                       (v)    copings and parapets;

                                     (vi)    eaves;

                                    (vii)    curbs;

                              (d)    “technical training” means technical training as defined in the Apprenticeship Program Regulation;

                               (e)    “trade” means the occupation of roofer that is designated as an optional certification trade pursuant to the Apprenticeship and Industry Training Act;

                               (f)    “uncertified journeyperson” means an uncertified journeyperson as defined in the Apprenticeship Program Regulation.

AR 301/2000 s1;270/2006

General Matters Respecting the Trade

Constitution of the trade

2   The following undertakings constitute the trade:

                               (a)    preparing, applying, servicing, insulating and replacing roofs;

                              (b)    damp-proofing and waterproofing roofs and coolers;

                               (c)    installing on roofs tiles that are made from clay, concrete, steel, fibreglass, cement fibre or similar material;

                              (d)    installing rigid pre‑formed sheet roofing systems that are made of metal, vinyl or fibreglass.

Tasks, activities and functions

3   When practising or otherwise carrying out work in the trade, the following tasks, activities and functions come within the trade:

                               (a)    removing existing roof;

                              (b)    preparing and repairing roof deck surfaces;

                               (c)    installing and repairing vapour barriers and insulation, whether flat or tapered;

                              (d)    applying conventional and invented built‑up roofing systems hot and cold process materials;

                               (e)    installing single‑ply sheet membrane roofing systems;

                               (f)    applying shingles to new and existing buildings, including asphalt, fibreglass, metal, wood, SBS modified, slate and cement fibre shingles;

                               (g)    diagnosing and repairing any problem relating to roofs;

                              (h)    using all hand and power operated equipment used to carry out work in the trade;

                               (i)    working with roofing materials;

                               (j)    preparing, servicing and applying waterproofing materials;

                              (k)    interpreting blueprints and shop drawings;

                               (l)    laying out and developing projects according to blueprints and shop drawing specifications;

                             (m)    calculating roofing materials and quantities of roofing materials;

                              (n)    storing and handling roofing materials and equipment.

Apprenticeship

Term of the apprenticeship program

4(1)  Subject to credit for previous training or experience being granted pursuant to an order of the Board, the term of an apprenticeship program for the trade is 4 periods of not less than 12 months each.

(2)  In the first period of the apprenticeship program an apprentice must acquire not less than 1420 hours of on the job training and successfully complete the technical training that is required or approved by the Board.

(3)  In the 2nd period of the apprenticeship program an apprentice must acquire not less than 1420 hours of on the job training and successfully complete the technical training that is required or approved by the Board.

(4)  In the 3rd period of the apprenticeship program an apprentice must acquire not less than 1420 hours of on the job training and successfully complete the technical training that is required or approved by the Board.

(5)  In the 4th period of the apprenticeship program an apprentice must acquire not less than 1600 hours of on the job training.

Employment of apprentices

5(1)  Where a person employs an apprentice, that employment must be carried out in accordance with this section.

(2)  Subject to subsection (3), a person who is a certified journeyperson or an uncertified journeyperson in the trade or employs a certified journeyperson or an uncertified journeyperson in the trade may employ 2 apprentices and 2 additional apprentices for each additional journeyperson or uncertified journeyperson in the trade that is employed by that person.

(3)  Subsection (2) does not apply to an apprentice who is engaged in an apprenticeship program in the trade and has completed all the requirements required or approved by the Board for advancement into the 4th period of that apprenticeship program.

AR 301/2000 s5;102/2006;270/2006;1/2011

Wages

6(1)  Subject to the Apprenticeship Program Regulation, a person shall not pay wages to an apprentice that are less than those provided for under subsection (2).

(2)  Subject to the Employment Standards Code, a person employing an apprentice must pay wages to the apprentice that are at least equal to the following percentages of the wages paid to employees who are certified journeypersons or uncertified journeypersons in the trade:

                               (a)    65% in the first period of the apprenticeship program;

                              (b)    75% in the 2nd period of the apprenticeship program;

                               (c)    85% in the 3rd period of the apprenticeship program;

                              (d)    95% in the 4th period of the apprenticeship program.

AR 301/2000 s6;270/2006

Transitional Provisions, Repeals
and Coming into Force

Apprenticeship continues

7   A person who immediately prior to January 1, 2001 was an apprentice in an apprenticeship program under the Roofer Trade Regulation (AR 290/93) continues as an apprentice in that apprenticeship program under this Regulation.

Repeal

8   The Roofer Trade Regulation (AR 290/93) is repealed.

9   Repealed AR 8/2017 s4.

Coming into force

10   This Regulation comes into force on January 1, 2001.