Advanced Education, Skills and Labour
December 3, 2018

Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Employees and Employers Invited to Participate in a Survey

The Provincial Government is seeking input from employees and employers in response to an application from industry stakeholders requesting to designate the Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Mechanic as a compulsory certified trade in Newfoundland and Labrador. Only registered apprentices and journeypersons may work in a compulsory certified trade.

The survey is open to employees and employers engaged in this scope of work, including but not limited to Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Mechanics, Steamfitters/Pipefitters, Oil and Heat System Technicians, and Electricians. For more information or to request access to the survey, please email

Surveys will be administered from December 3 to December 21, 2018.

The public is also invited to provide input by emailing For more information, visit

“Consultation will help determine whether compulsory certification in the refrigeration and air conditioning mechanic trade will enhance worker and public safety as well as consumer and environmental protection. Should compulsory certification be recommended, support will be provided to all employees and employers currently engaged in this field.”
Honourable Bernard Davis‎
Minister of Advanced Education, Skills and Labour

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Advanced Education, Skills and Labour
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2018 12 03                              3:30 p.m.