Nova Scotia - North/Central/South Zone: Schedule of Wage Rates

Wage Rates as of: August 13, 2007

Construction trades workers on the federal government construction contract listed in this appendix must be paid a regular hourly wage rate no less than the rate on this schedule for the type of work they are doing under the contract.

The apprentice wage rates are included into this schedule by reference to the Apprenticeship and Trades Qualifications Act (ATQA) of the province. Thus, where the ATQA refers to a percentage of a corresponding journeyperson's wage for a specific occupation, that percentage shall be applied against the wages listed below.

Wage Rates - Nova Scotia - North/Central/South Zone PDF version (36 KB)

Schedule of Wage Rates: Nova Scotia - North/Central/South Zone
Classification of Labour Fair Wage Rate Per Hour Not Less Than
Electricians $20.08
Plumbers $19.06
Pipefitters, Steamfitters $26.48
Sprinkler System Installers $26.61
Sheet Metal Workers $20.46
Ironworkers $24.65
Carpenters $17.66
Bricklayers $23.08
Cement Finishers $19.91
Tilesetters (including terrazo, marble setters) $18.72
Lathers, Interior System Mechanics/Drywall Installers $23.87
Plasterers, Drywall Finishers and Tapers $21.21
Roofers $18.96
Glaziers $16.78
Painters $14.36
Construction Millwrights $23.12
Heavy-Duty Equipment Mechanics $18.26
Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Mechanics $20.56
Crane Operators $22.07
Straight Truck Drivers $13.18
Road Tractor Drivers for Semi-Trailers and Trailers $13.60
Operators Heavy Equipment (ex. Cranes, Graders, Asphalt Paving) $16.02
Grader Operators $15.86
Paver and Asphalt Plant Operators $14.93
Packer (Road-Roller) Operators $12.73
Traffic Accommodation Person (Flagperson) $10.57
Form Setters $16.31
Asphalt Layers (by hand - includes rakers) $15.53
Trade Helpers, Labourers (excluding Asphalt Layers, Flagperson, Formsetter) $14.50

Fair wage schedule prepared by: Labour Standards and Workplace Equity Branch, Labour Program, Human Resources and Skills Development Canada based on The National Construction Industry Wage Rate Survey (2006) conducted by the Small Business and Special Surveys Division, Statistics Canada.

Contractors should note:

  1. That during the term of this contract, the rates listed herein may be revised in accordance with the labour conditions; and
  2. That in carrying out any of the work contemplated by this contract, the contractor is also subject to any applicable provincial laws and regulation; and
  3. Overtime must be paid according to provincial legislation concerning hours of work at a rate equal to at least one and one-half the fair wage rate; and
  4. Schedule rates are "straight" wages and do not include compensation in the form of benefits (for example, medical,dental, or pension plans).

For information concerning these schedules and The Fair Wages and Hours of Labour Act under which they are developed, or to lodge a complaint, contact your nearest Labour Program district office listed in the blue pages of your telephone directory under Government of Canada, Human Resources and Skills Development Canada or call 1-800-O-CANADA (1-800-622-6232).

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