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Industries and Jobs with Exemptions or Special Rules

  • Content last reviewed: October 2011
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Manufacturing, Construction, Mining
Occupations Description  
Automobile Manufacturing This applies to employees:
  1. who are employed in automobile manufacturing, automobile marshalling, automobile parts manufacturing or automobile parts warehousing; and
  2. who are directly engaged in the activities described in (a) or whose presence at the workplace during those activities is essential.
Construction Employees (Other than Road Building and Sewer and Watermain Construction)

This applies to employees employed at the site of construction and employees employed off-site who are commonly associated in work or collective bargaining with on-site employees.

Note:
  1. "Construction" includes repair and alteration but not maintenance.
  2. Some of the rules for employees employed at the site of road building are different from the rules that apply to other construction employees. Please refer to the Road Building section of the tool.
  3. Some of the rules for employees employed in laying, altering or repairing sewers and watermains are different from the rules that apply to other construction employees. Please refer to the Sewer and Watermain Construction section of the tool.
Continuous Operation Employees (Other than Retail Store Employees)

This applies to employees employed in non-retail "continuous operations". A continuous operation is a business or a part of a business that continues in operation 24 hours a day and either never shuts down or shuts down no more than once a week.

Note: Some of the rules for employees employed in retail stores that are continuous operations are different from the rules that apply to employees in non-retail continuous operations. Please refer to the Retail Employees section of the tool.

Maintenance (Other than Maintenance of Roads, Structures Related to Roads, Parking Lots and Sewers and Watermain) This applies to persons employed in the maintenance of structures that are not related to roads and that are not sewers or watermains.
Mineral Exploration

This applies to employees in the mineral exploration industry who work at mineral exploration sites if their employer's principal business is something other than mining.

Note: For special rules applicable to employees in the mining industry, please see the Mining section of the tool.

Mining

This applies to employees in the mining industry who work at mines sites and who during periods of consecutive days of work do not live at their homes but instead live in bunkhouses, hotels or other temporary accommodation.

Note: For special rules applicable to employees in the mineral exploration industry who work at mineral exploration sites, please see the Mineral Exploration section of the tool.

Road Construction

This applies to employees who are employed at the site of road construction doing road construction work.

Notes:
  1. "road" includes parking lots and structures related to roads such as bridges and tunnels.
  2. "road construction work" includes repair, alteration and demolition of roads, but not road maintenance.
  3. to learn about exemptions and special rules that apply to employees who are employed at the site of road maintenance, please see the Road Maintenance and Road Maintenance Sites - Work that is not Maintenance Work sections of the tool.
Road Construction Sites - Work that is not Construction Work

This applies to employees who are employed at the site of road construction but who are not doing road construction work.

Notes:
  1. "road" includes parking lots and structures related to roads such as bridges and tunnels.
  2. "road construction work" includes repair, alteration and demolition of roads, but not road maintenance.
  3. to learn about exemptions and special rules that apply to employees who are employed at the site of road maintenance, please see the Road Maintenance and Road Maintenance Sites - Work that is not Maintenance Work sections of the tool.
Road Maintenance

This applies to employees employed at the site of road maintenance doing road maintenance work.

Notes:
  1. "road" includes parking lots and structures related to roads such as bridges and tunnels.
  2. "road maintenance work" includes snow ploughing but does not include repair or alteration of roads.
  3. to learn about exemptions and special rules that apply to employees who are employed at the site of road construction, please see the Road Construction and Road Construction Sites - Work that is not Construction Work sections of the tool.
Road Maintenance Sites - Work that is not Maintenance Work

This applies to employees employed at the site of road maintenance but who are not doing road maintenance work.

Notes:
  1. "road" includes parking lots and structures related to roads such as bridges and tunnels.
  2. "road maintenance work" includes snow ploughing but does not include repair or alteration of roads.
  3. to learn about exemptions and special rules that apply to employees who are employed at the site of road construction, please see the Road Construction and Road Construction Sites - Work that is not Construction Work sections of the tool.
Sewer and Watermain Construction

This applies to persons employed in laying, altering or repairing sewers or watermain.

Note:
  1. To learn about exemptions and special rules applicable to employees employed in maintaining sewers or watermain please refer to the Sewer and Watermain Maintenance section of the tool.
  2. To learn about exemptions and special rules applicable to employees employed in guarding a site where sewer and watermain construction takes place, please refer to the Sewer and Watermain Construction Site Guarding section of the tool.
Sewer and Watermain Construction Site Guarding This applies to persons employed in guarding the site where sewers or watermain are being laid, altered or repaired.
Sewer and Watermain Maintenance

This applies to persons employed in the maintenance of sewers and watermain.

Note: Sewer and Watermain maintenance does not include repair of Sewers and Watermain. To learn about exemptions and special rules applicable to employees employed in the repair of sewers and Watermain, please refer to the Sewer and Watermain Construction section of the tool.

Ship Building and Repair This applies to persons employed in the building, alteration or repair of vessels weighing over 10 tons that are designed for or used in commercial navigation.
Swimming Pool Installation and Maintenance This applies to persons employed to install and maintain swimming pools.

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