News // Apprentice Supervision Ratio Revised to Help Meet Labour Demands
More skilled trades workers can seek certification in Nova Scotia with changes the Province is making to apprenticeship training requirements.
Amendments to the Apprenticeship and Trades Qualifications Act General Regulations include:
- for most trades, increasing the number of apprentices a journeyperson can train from one to two
- exempting youth apprentices from the journeyperson-to-apprentice ratio to remove barriers to youth apprenticeship while still providing direct supervision
- adding flexibility for virtual supervision.
“Construction is at an all-time high in Nova Scotia, and businesses are having a difficult time recruiting. We need more options to make sure apprentices can learn from highly skilled journeypersons to not only replace retiring workers but fill new positions. This cannot happen without changes to the current ratios. We welcome these necessary changes.” Duncan Williams, President and CEO, Construction Association of Nova Scotia.