Creating Standards

Once a trade or occupation is designated, its standards for training and certification are supported by each of the following:

Trades:

  • A trade regulation defines the scope of the trade, the term of the apprenticeship program, the employment of apprentices including the ratio of journeypersons to apprentices employed, the percentage of wages paid to apprentices depending on period of apprenticeship, as well as the effective date and expiry date for the regulation.
  • A course outline details the knowledge, skills and competencies expected to be achieved by the apprentice.
  • A record book is to be completed by the apprentice’s employer and submitted to Government to confirm progress of the apprentice in an apprenticeship program.
  • A technical training schedule provides registered apprentices and their employers the opportunity to coordinate a suitable time for scheduling the apprentice’s enrolment in the technical training component of the apprenticeship training program.
  • Examinations are an option for entry into an apprenticeship training program and are required to demonstrate successful completion of a period of apprenticeship or to confirm certification requirements. Depending on the examination, apprentices either apply to Government to write the examination or it is scheduled in conjunction with the technical training component.

Occupations:

  • An occupation regulation defines the scope of the occupation, as well as the effective date and expiry date for which the regulation is in effect.
  • A competency profile outlines the knowledge, skills and competencies expected to be achieved by the trainee.
  • Examinations confirm certification requirements. Trainees can apply to Government to write their certification examination.

For more information on the creation/maintenance of standards or the designation of a trade or occupation, contact Industry Programs and Standards, Apprenticeship and Industry Training at (780) 427-8765.