Apprentice Electrician Had 90 Days to Register with MOL

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An MOL inspector saw a worker performing electrical work and questioned him. He said that he wasn’t registered with the MOL as a licensed electrician or apprentice but had been working as an apprentice electrician. The company was charged with violating the Provincial Offences Act by failing to ensure that a worker employed in a designated trade was authorized to work in that trade. The court dismissed the charge. Yes, apprentice electricians do have to register with the MOL. But they have three months to do so—and this worker had only been working as an apprentice for a week, explained the court [R. v. Mayfair Electric Ltd., [2010] ONCJ 203 (CanLII), May 28, 2010].