Apprenticeship and Industry Training (AIT) conducts employer visits and worksite inspections to monitor compliance with legislation under the Apprenticeship and Industry Training Act (Act), which regulates trades and occupations in Alberta. These visits include speaking with employers of Alberta apprentices, journeypersons or qualification applicants at industrial and commercial worksites, and residential construction sites to monitor apprentice training; provide information about Alberta’s apprenticeship system; follow-up cancelled or rejected applications; and ensure tradespersons and companies comply with the Act.
AIT officers work with employers and individuals to confirm compliance by:
- promoting AIT programs,
- counselling and educating employers and/or their employees, including apprentices, on issues or concerns in respect to compliance,
- investigating complaints, visiting employers, carrying out inspections and ensuring compliance orders and court orders are followed, and
- laying charges, in appropriate circumstances, for offences under the Act, or the Criminal Code of Canada.
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For more information, call the Apprenticeship and Industry Training Information Line at 1-800-248-4823 or email AIT.email@example.com.