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AR 312/2002 COMMUNICATION TECHNICIAN TRADE REGULATION

(Consolidated up to 8/2017)

ALBERTA REGULATION 312/2002

Apprenticeship and Industry Training Act

COMMUNICATION TECHNICIAN 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)    “communication system” means any type of industrial, commercial or domestic electrical, fibre or wireless communication system and without limiting the generality of the foregoing includes transmission equipment, switching equipment and network management control equipment for

                                        (i)    video;

                                      (ii)    voice;

                                     (iii)    data;

                                     (iv)    signalling;

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

                               (e)    “trade” means the occupation of communication technician 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 312/2002 s1;270/2006

General Matters Respecting the Trade

Constitution of the trade

2   The installation, repair, maintenance and upgrading of communication systems 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 hand tools, power tools, testing equipment and tools required by the trade;

                              (b)    installing, terminating and testing copper and fibre optic conductors and cables in communication systems;

                               (c)    installing and laying out raceways and supporting framework for communication systems;

                              (d)    installing, troubleshooting, maintaining and commissioning equipment and apparatus used in communication systems;

                               (e)    interpreting and applying the provisions of the Safety Codes Act and the regulations under that Act;

                               (f)    interpreting communications systems drawings and prints.

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 1500 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 1500 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 1500 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 1500 hours of on the job training and successfully complete the technical training that is required or approved by the Board.

Employment of apprentices

5(1)  Where, with respect to the employment of apprentices in the trade, 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 4th period of that apprenticeship program.

AR 312/2002 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)    40% in the first period of the apprenticeship program;

                              (b)    50% in the 2nd period of the apprenticeship program;

                               (c)    60% in the 3rd period of the apprenticeship program;

                              (d)    75% in the 4th period of the apprenticeship program.

AR 312/2002 s6;270/2006

Transitional Provisions, Repeals
and Coming into Force

Apprenticeship continues

7   A person who immediately prior to January 1, 2003 was an apprentice in an apprenticeship program under the Communication Electrician Trade Regulation (AR 268/2000) in either the construction branch or the network branch of the trade of communication electrician continues in an apprenticeship program under this Regulation.

Repeal

8   The Communication Electrician Trade Regulation (AR 268/2000) is repealed.

9   Repealed AR 8/2017 s2.

Coming into force

10   This Regulation comes into force on January 1, 2003.