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AR 308/2000 TILESETTER TRADE REGULATION

(Consolidated up to 127/2014)

ALBERTA REGULATION 308/2000

Apprenticeship and Industry Training Act

TILESETTER 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, Expiry
and Coming into Force

                7      Apprenticeship continues

                8      Repeal

                9      Expiry

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

                              (d)    “tile” means any residential, commercial or industrial tile or similar product and without limiting the generality of the foregoing includes the following:

                                        (i)    ceramic tile;

                                    (i.1)    porcelain tile;

                                      (ii)    quarry tile;

                                     (iii)    mosaics;

                                     (iv)    marble;

                                       (v)    terrazzo;

                                     (vi)    stone;

                                    (vii)    granite;

                               (e)    “trade” means the occupation of tilesetter 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 308/2000 s1;270/2006;127/2014

General Matters Respecting the Trade

Constitution of the trade

2   The installation, repair, fabrication and replacement of tile are the undertakings that constitute the trade.

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)    using thin sets, adhesives, mechanical fasteners and accessories for bonding;

                              (b)    using grouts and sealers for finishing and sealing surfaces;

                               (c)    using mortar beds or cement boards as backing;

                              (d)    using different types of materials for expansion and contraction joints;

                               (e)    installing waterproofing and damp-proofing materials;

                               (f)    cutting, surfacing, polishing and installing marble and granite, including agglomerated materials;

                               (g)    installing precast units;

                              (h)    laying out, mixing, placing, grinding and cleaning all types of terrazzo;

                               (i)    using detailed drawings, blueprints and other specifications;

                               (j)    using hand tools, power tools, levels and explosive actuated tools;

                              (k)    using mixers, grinders, polishers, masonry saws and forklifts;

                               (l)    using, setting up and assembling rigging and hoisting equipment, ladders and scaffolds;

                             (m)    using new innovative trade related technological changes in respect of materials or methods of construction.

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 3 periods of not less than 12 months each.

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

AR 308/2000 s4;284/2002;127/2014

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 certified 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 3rd period of that apprenticeship program.

AR 308/2000 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)    60% in the first period of the apprenticeship program;

                              (b)    70% in the 2nd period of the apprenticeship program;

                               (c)    80% in the 3rd period of the apprenticeship program.

AR 308/2000 s6;270/2006

Transitional Provisions, Repeals, Expiry
and Coming into Force

Apprenticeship continues

7   A person who immediately prior to January 1, 2001 was an apprentice in the apprenticeship program under the Tilesetter Trade Regulation (AR 133/94) continues as an apprentice in that apprenticeship program under this Regulation.

Repeal

8   The Tilesetter Trade Regulation (AR 133/94) is repealed.

Expiry

9   For the purpose of ensuring that this Regulation is reviewed for ongoing relevancy and necessity, with the option that it may be repassed in its present or an amended form following a review, this Regulation expires on August 31, 2020.

AR 308/2000 s9;36/2005;3/2010;139/2012

Coming into force

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