AIT Policy Manual

Site Visits and Inspections
Table of Contents
Apprentice Eligibility
    Dual Apprenticeship
    Cancellation of Apprentice Registration
    Re-enter an Apprenticeship Education Program
    Registration in an Apprenticeship Education Program Without a Sponsor
Apprentice Mobility
    Alberta Apprentices Working in Another Jurisdiction
    Apprentices from Other Jurisdictions Working in Alberta
    Examination Administration in Other Jurisdictions
    Access to Alberta Classroom Instruction for Apprentices from Other Jurisdictions
    Working in Alberta with an Expired Out-of-Province Trade Credential
    Receiving Recognition for an Expired Out-of-Province Trade Credential
Classroom Instruction
    Attendance in Classroom Instruction
    Determining Success in Classroom Instruction
    Academic Conduct and Personal Behaviour
Sponsor Eligibility
    Obligations of a Sponsor
Compliance and Enforcement
    Site Visits and Inspections
    Consequences for Non-compliance
    Inspection and Suspension
    Publication of Convictions
    Limits on Rescheduling or Failing to Attend an Assessment
Industry Pathways
    Establishing Apprenticeship Education Programs
    Establishing Industry Training Programs
Blue Seal Program

Site Visits and Inspections

Officers conduct site visits to monitor education in an apprenticeship education program or industry training program, or to carry out an inspection to ensure compliance with the Skilled Trades and Apprenticeship Education Act and its regulations.  

Purpose of visits and inspections

Depending on the circumstances, a site visit or inspection may be conducted in-person or by distance, and may be intended to:

  • promote apprenticeship education and industry training programs,
  • counsel sponsors, employers, mentors, apprentices, or trainees on matters related to education programs,
  • monitor and assess on-the-job instruction or training,
  • counsel sponsors, employers and employees on matters related to designated trades and restricted activities,
  • monitor compliance with the Act and any applicable regulations, or  
  • investigate a complaint.

Frequency of visits and inspections

Field level connection with industry is a priority for Apprenticeship and Industry Training. New sponsors, employers and work sites will be visited when they are identified. Existing sponsors, employers, and work sites may be visited on a regular basis.

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