Complying with apprentice-journeyman ratios

Complying with apprentice-journeyman ratios

Under the Regulation Respecting Vocational Training and Qualification of Manpower in the Construction Industry (Act R-20, chap. r.8), the employer may have tasks executed by an apprentice only under the immediate supervision of a journeyman from the same trade. If the tasks are part of more than one trade, the apprentice must be under the immediate supervision of a journeyman from one of these trades. Two concepts need to be explained concerning the journeyman/apprentice ratios, which must be calculated in accordance with Sections 19 and 20 of this regulation:

Journeyman/apprentice book ratio:

For the same working day and all of your job sites, you must ensure that the ratio for a given trade is in compliance with the rules established per sector.

Job site journeyman/apprentice ratio

However, for the same day of work on a job site, the ratio for a given trade may, at a minimum, be 1 journeyman for 1 apprentice.

Ratios in the industry are 1 or 2 journeymen required for 1 apprentice, depending on the trade and the sector in which the activity is carried out:  residential, industrial, institutional and commercial and civil engineering and roads.

If you are a woman, consult the measures in force.


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