BILL NO. 67

(as introduced)

1st Session, 60th General Assembly
Nova Scotia
55 Elizabeth II, 2006



Government Bill



Apprenticeship and Trades Qualifications Act
(amended)



The Honourable Karen Casey
Minister of Education



First Reading: November 1, 2006

(Explanatory Notes)

Second Reading: November 9, 2006

Third Reading: November 23, 2006 (WITH COMMITTEE AMENDMENTS) (LINK TO BILL AS PASSED)

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Explanatory Notes

Clause 1 expands the definition of a trade to include a sub-trade.

Clause 2 adds authority for the Director of Apprenticeship and Trades Qualifications to issue a certificate of proficiency to a person who is unable to pass a written exam, but who, through practical skills, has demonstrated that they meet the requirements and standards of the trade.

Clause 3 adds authority for the Governor in Council to make regulations respecting trades and respecting the issuance of post-journey person certificate endorsements.

Clause 4 provides that the Act comes into force on proclamation.

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An Act to Amend Chapter 1
of the Acts of 2003,
the Apprenticeship and Trades
Qualifications Act

Be it enacted by the Governor and Assembly as follows:

1 Clause 2(v) of Chapter 1 of the Acts of 2003, the Apprenticeship and Trades Qualifications Act, is amended by adding "sub-trade or a" immediately after "a" the first time it appears in clause (v).

2 (1) Section 21 of Chapter 1 is amended by adding immediately after subsection (1) the following subsection:

(2) Subsection 21(2) of Chapter 1 is amended by adding "or (1A)" immediately after "(1)" in the second line.

3 Subsection 29(1) of Chapter 1 is amended by

(a) adding immediately after clause (b) the following clause:

and

(b) adding immediately after clause (y) the following clause:

4 This Act comes into force on such day as the Governor in Council orders and declares by proclamation.

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