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AR 36/2007 APPLIANCE SERVICE TECHNICIAN TRADE REGULATION

(Consolidated up to 178/2016)

ALBERTA REGULATION 36/2007

Apprenticeship and Industry Training Act

APPLIANCE SERVICE TECHNICIAN TRADE REGULATION

Table of Contents

                1      Definitions

Part 1
General Matters Respecting the Trade

                2      Constitution of the trade

                3      Tasks, activities and functions


                4      Supervision, etc. of apprentices

Part 2
Appliance Service Technician Branch of the Trade

                5      Definitions

Trade Matters Respecting the Branch

                6      Undertakings constituting the branch

                7      Tasks, activities and functions

Apprenticeship

                8      Term of the apprenticeship program

                9      Employment of apprentices

              10      Wages

Part 3
Commercial Appliance Service Technician Branch of the Trade

              11      Definitions

Trade Matters Respecting the Branch

              12      Undertakings constituting the branch

              13      Tasks, activities and functions

Apprenticeship

              14      Term of the apprenticeship program

              15      Employment of apprentices

              16      Wages

Repeal, Expiry and Coming into Force

              17      Repeal

              19      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 (AR 258/2000);

                               (c)    “technical training” means technical training as defined in the Apprenticeship Program Regulation (AR 258/2000);

                              (d)    “trade” means the occupation of appliance service technician that is designated as a compulsory certification trade pursuant to the Apprenticeship and Industry Training Act.

Part 1
General Matters Respecting
the Trade

Constitution of the trade

2(1)  The undertakings set out in sections 6 and 12 constitute the trade.

(2)  The trade is made up of

                               (a)    the appliance service technician branch of the trade, and

                              (b)    the commercial appliance service technician branch of the trade.

Tasks, activities and functions

3   When practising or otherwise carrying out work in the trade, the tasks, activities and functions set out in sections 7 and 13 come within the trade.

Supervision, etc. of apprentices

4(1)  If, in respect of a branch of the trade, a person is a certified journeyperson and is to provide supervision to an apprentice, that journeyperson is eligible to supervise that apprentice only

                               (a)    in respect of the undertakings that constitute that branch of the trade, and

                              (b)    in respect of tasks, activities and functions that come within that branch of the trade

for which that person is a certified journeyperson.

(2)  If a person is an apprentice in an apprenticeship program in a branch of the trade and is employed in respect of another branch of the trade, that apprentice is eligible to carry out work only

                               (a)    in respect of the undertakings that constitute that branch, and

                              (b)    in respect of tasks, activities and functions that come within that branch,

for which that person is an apprentice.

Part 2
Appliance Service Technician
Branch of the Trade

Definitions

5   In this Part, “appliance” means a device or machine operated by electricity or gas that is designed and used or intended to be used for

                               (a)    the cooling of food or of a space,

                              (b)    the cooking or baking of food,

                               (c)    the washing or drying of dishes, utensils and cooking and baking equipment,

                              (d)    the washing or drying of clothes,

                               (e)    the disposal of garbage,

                               (f)    the making of ice,

                            (f.1)    the filtration of air,

                            (f.2)    the dehumidification of air, or

                            (f.3)    the heating of water,

and, without limiting the generality of the foregoing, includes the following:

                               (g)    electric and gas ranges;

                              (h)    hood fans;

                               (i)    microwave ovens;

                               (j)    electric and gas refrigerators;

                              (k)    ice makers;

                               (l)    electric and gas freezers;

                             (m)    dishwashers;

                              (n)    waste compactors and waste disposers;

                              (o)    clothes washers;

                              (p)    electric and gas clothes dryers;

                              (q)    air conditioners;

                               (r)    electronic air filters;

                               (s)    electric hot water heaters;

                               (t)    dehumidifiers.

AR 36/2007 s5;178/2016

Trade Matters Respecting the Branch

Undertakings constituting the branch

6(1)  The following undertakings in respect of appliances listed in section 5(b) to (e), (f.1), (f.3), (g) to (i), (m) to (p), (r) and (s) constitute the appliance service technician branch of the trade:

                               (a)    the installation of the appliance, other than the initial installation governed by electrical, gas and plumbing codes and regulations;

                              (b)    the service, maintenance and repair of the appliance;

                               (c)    the installation, removal, repair and replacement of parts and components of the appliance;

                              (d)    the diagnosis of problems.

(2)  In addition to the undertakings in subsection (1), the following undertakings in respect of appliances listed in section 5(a), (f), (f.2), (j) to (l), (q) and (t) that are designed and manufactured as self‑contained, stand‑alone units constitute the appliance service technician branch of the trade:

                               (a)    the installation of the appliance, other than the initial installation governed by electrical, gas and plumbing codes and regulations;

                              (b)    the service, maintenance and repair of the appliance;

                               (c)    the installation, removal, repair and replacement of parts and components of the appliance;

                              (d)    the diagnosis of problems.

(3)  For greater certainty, the appliance service technician branch of the trade does not include

                               (a)    the undertakings set out in subsection (2) in respect of appliances that are not self‑contained, stand‑alone units, or

                              (b)    the undertakings set out in section 12(1).

AR 36/2007 s6;178/2016

Tasks, activities and functions

7   When practising or otherwise carrying out work in the appliance service technician branch of the trade, the following tasks, activities and functions come within that branch:

                               (a)    using hand tools, power tools and refrigeration tools while working on appliances;

                              (b)    using, in relation to appliances, electrical and other measuring and testing devices;

                               (c)    soldering and brazing on or in relation to appliances;

                              (d)    wiring or installing or removing wiring in appliances;

                               (e)    installing, removing or repairing hoses and piping in  appliances;

                               (f)    splicing similar and dissimilar metals used in or in relation to appliances;

                               (g)    installing and removing gases and liquids used in appliances.

Apprenticeship

Term of the apprenticeship program

8(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 appliance service technician branch of 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 and successfully complete the technical training that is required or approved by the Board.

Employment of apprentices

9(1)  If 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 in the appliance service technician branch of the trade or employs a certified journeyperson in the appliance service technician branch of the trade may employ 2 apprentices in that branch of the trade and 2 additional apprentices in that branch of the trade for each additional certified journeyperson in that branch of the trade that is employed by that person.

(3)  Subsection (2) does not apply to an apprentice who is engaged in an apprenticeship program

                               (a)    in the appliance service technician branch of the trade and has completed all the requirements required or approved by the Board for advancement into the 3rd period of that apprenticeship program as described in section 8, or

                              (b)    in the commercial appliance service technician branch of the trade and has completed all the requirements required or approved by the Board for advancement into the 3rd period of that apprenticeship program as described in section 14.

(4)  Despite subsection (2), a person who is a certified journeyperson in the appliance service technician branch of the trade or employs a certified journeyperson in the appliance service technician branch of the trade, instead of employing an apprentice in an apprenticeship program in that branch of the trade, may employ an apprentice in the commercial appliance service technician branch of the trade to carry out any of the undertakings that constitute the commercial appliance service technician branch of the trade.

AR 36/2007 s9;1/2011

Wages

10(1)  Subject to the Apprenticeship Program Regulation (AR 258/2000), 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 in the appliance service technician branch of the trade:

                               (a)    55% in the first period of the apprenticeship program;

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

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

Part 3
Commercial Appliance Service
Technician Branch of the Trade

Definitions

11   In this Part, “appliance” means a device or machine operated by electricity or gas that is designed and used or intended to be used for

                               (a)    the cooking or baking of food,

                              (b)    the washing or drying of dishes, utensils and cooking and baking equipment,

                               (c)    the washing or drying of clothes,

                              (d)    the disposal of garbage,

                           (d.1)    the filtration of air, or

                           (d.2)    the heating of water,

and, without limiting the generality of the foregoing, includes the following:

                               (e)    electric and gas ranges;

                               (f)    hood fans;

                               (g)    microwave ovens;

                              (h)    dishwashers;

                               (i)    waste compactors and waste disposers;

                               (j)    clothes washers;

                              (k)    electric and gas clothes dryers;

                               (l)    electronic air filters;

                             (m)    electric hot water heaters.

AR 36/2007 s11;178/2016

Trade Matters Respecting the Branch

Undertakings constituting the branch

12(1)  The following undertakings constitute the commercial appliance service technician branch of the trade:

                               (a)    the installation of the appliance, other than the initial installation governed by electrical, gas and plumbing codes and regulations;

                              (b)    the service, maintenance and repair of the appliance;

                               (c)    the installation, removal, repair and replacement of parts and components of the appliance;

                              (d)    the diagnosis of problems respecting the appliance.

(2)  For greater certainty, the commercial appliance service technician branch of the trade does not include the undertakings set out in section 6(1) and (2).

AR 36/2007 s12;178/2016

Tasks, activities and functions

13   When practising or otherwise carrying out work in the commercial appliance service technician branch of the trade, the following tasks, activities and functions come within that branch:

                               (a)    using hand tools and power tools while working on appliances;

                              (b)    using, in relation to appliances, electrical and other measuring and testing devices;

                               (c)    wiring or installing or removing wiring in appliances;

                              (d)    installing, removing or repairing hoses and piping in appliances;

                               (e)    splicing similar and dissimilar metals used in or in relation to appliances.

Apprenticeship

Term of the apprenticeship program

14(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 commercial appliance service technician branch of 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.

Employment of apprentices

15(1)  If 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 in the commercial appliance service technician branch of the trade or employs a certified journeyperson in the commercial appliance service technician branch of the trade may employ 2 apprentices in that branch of the trade and 2 additional apprentices in that branch of the trade for each additional certified journeyperson in that branch of the trade that is employed by that person.

(3)  Subsection (2) does not apply to an apprentice who is engaged in an apprenticeship program

                               (a)    in the appliance service technician branch of the trade and has completed all the requirements required or approved by the Board for advancement into the 3rd period of that apprenticeship program as described in section 8, or

                              (b)    in the commercial appliance service technician branch of the trade and has completed all the requirements required or approved by the Board for advancement into the 3rd period of that apprenticeship program as described in section 14.

(4)  Despite subsection (2), a person who is a certified journeyperson in the commercial appliance service technician branch of the trade or employs a certified journeyperson in the commercial appliance service technician branch of the trade, instead of employing an apprentice in an apprenticeship program in that branch of the trade, may employ an apprentice in the appliance service technician branch of the trade to carry out any of the undertakings that constitute the commercial appliance service technician branch of the trade.

AR 36/2007 s15;1/2011

Wages

16(1)  Subject to the Apprenticeship Program Regulation (AR 258/2000), a person shall not pay wages to an apprentice in the commercial appliance service technician branch of the trade 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 in the commercial appliance service technician branch of the trade:

                               (a)    55% in the first period of the apprenticeship program;

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

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

Repeal and Coming into Force

Repeal

17   The Appliance Service Technician Trade Regulation (AR 260/2000) is repealed.

18   Repealed AR 178/2016 s8.

Coming into force

19   This Regulation comes into force on April 1, 2007.