188.8.131.52. Subject to the second and third paragraphs, a contractor domiciled in New Brunswick is exempt from the application of subparagraph 1 of the first paragraph of section 58 of the Act and from the provisions pertaining to the examination of skills in the Regulation respecting the professional qualification of contractors and owner-builders (O.C. 314-2008, 2008-04-02), where the contractor establishes that he or she has been registered for at least 5 years with the New Brunswick Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation Commission, by means of written confirmation issued by the Commission.
For the issue of a licence in subclass “15.5 Contractor - plumbing” or “16. Contractor - electrical” in Schedule II to that Regulation, the contractor must also have been the holder, for at least 5 years, of a Plumbing Contractor’s Licence or an Electrical Contractors Licence Group 3, as the case may be, issued by the New Brunswick Department of Public Safety.
For the issue of a licence in subclass “15.1 Contractor - warm air heating systems”, “15.2 Contractor - natural gas burners”, “15.3 Contractor - oil burners” or “15.4 Contractor - hot water and steam heating systems” in Schedule II to that Regulation, the contractor must, for at least 5 years, have carried out or caused to be carried out construction work included in the licence subclass under which the contractor intends to carry out construction work or have it carried out in Québec.
The exemption referred to in this section is valid only for the licence classes or subclasses corresponding to the fields for which the contractor is registered and for as long as he or she meets any condition required by this section for the exemption.