Government of New Brunswick

Overview

Apprenticeship is a long-standing part of the training and education system in New Brunswick. It is a structured training program comprised of a combination of on the job training and related classroom training and requires the committed participation of three partners: the apprentice, the employer and the government represented by Apprenticeship and Occupational Certification.

This apprenticeship training program is designed to provide you with the skills and knowledge required to become qualified as a power engineer (4th class).

Eligibility

An individual may register into an apprenticeship agreement upon verification of credentials as stipulated in Board Order GA002.2, “Pre-requisites to Registration into an Apprenticeship Agreement”, and be employed in the occupation with a recognized employer who is willing to enter into an apprenticeship agreement with you.

A New Brunswick Diploma of Apprenticeship and a Certificate of Qualification will be awarded upon successful completion of 1800 hours of on the job and technical training and a valid 4th class power engineer license issued by Department of Public Safety.

For more information, please see the corresponding board order for this occupation under Tasks, Activities and Functions of a Designated Occupation.

Description

Under the direction of a journeyperson and qualified instructors, you will become familiar with the materials, tools, principles and skills required in the power engineer (4th class) occupations.

Power engineers (4th class) act as chief power engineer of a high pressure plant not exceeding two hundred therm-hour, act as a chief power engineer of a low pressure heating plant not exceeding four hundred therm-hour, and act as a shift engineer of a power plant not exceeding four hundred therm-hour or any high pressure heating plant. They act as a shift engineer of a low pressure heating plant not exceeding four hundred therm-hour, act as an assistant shift engineer of a heating plant not exceeding seven hundred therm-hour, and act as an assistant shift engineer of any low pressure heating plant.

Changes To Fees

This document provides the rationale supporting changes to fees, associated revenue information, and the legal authority:
http://www2.gnb.ca/content/dam/gnb/Departments/services/fees-frais/2013/2013PETL.pdf

Fees

Unless otherwise specified, Fees exclude the harmonized sales tax (HST).

Fee DescriptionRate in $Effective Date
YYYY-MM-DD
Certificate of Qualification Examination
Certificate of Qualification based on "out-of-province journeyperson status"150.002012-08-01
Replacement of Certification Documents20.002013-04-01
Tuition Fees - Technical Training weekly rate85.002013-08-01
Certificate of Qualification Challenger Assessment Fee100.002012-08-01
Prior Learning Assessment100.002012-08-01
Apprenticeship Registration Fee25.002012-08-01
Replacement of Photo Identification Card20.002012-08-01
Assessment of Foreign Credentials100.002012-08-01