Government of New Brunswick

Under different New Brunswick Acts and Regulations, there are 12 compulsory occupations in New Brunswick’s construction sector:

  1. Bricklayer
  2. Construction Electrician
  3. Oil Burner Mechanic
  4. Plumber
  5. Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technician
  6. Sprinkler System Installer
  7. Steamfitter-Pipefitter
  8. Automotive Service Technician
  9. Automotive Service Technician (Steering, Suspension & Brakes)
  10. Construction Boilermaker
  11. Mobile Crane Operator (Hydraulic/Lattice)
  12. Sheet Metal Worker

Under Section 17(2) of the Act - In order to work in a compulsory occupation in New Brunswick, no employer shall employ in that compulsory occupation any person unless that person


a) holds a valid certificate of qualification.
b) holds a valid letter of authenticity.
c) is registered as an apprentice.
d) is registered as a pre-apprentice.
e) is enrolled as an improver.
f) holds a valid Employer Specific Work Permit.

- Apprenticeship and Occupational Certification Act