2.1. A person domiciled in Newfoundland or in the area of Labrador that is part of Newfoundland is, on the following conditions, exempted from the requirement of holding a competency certificate or an exemption issued by the Commission de la construction du Québec:
(1) the person holds a valid, recognized attestation authorizing him to carry on, in Newfoundland, a trade which, under or pursuant to the Newfoundland and Labrador-Québec Agreement on Labour Mobility and Recognition of Qualifications, Skills and Work Experience in the Construction Industry dated 24 April 1998, is paired with one of the trades listed in Schedule A to the Regulation respecting the vocational training of the workforce in the construction industry (chapter R-20, r. 8), or with a specialty under one of those trades, or which, under or pursuant to that Agreement is recognized as being equivalent to an occupation existing in Québec; and
(2) in accordance with the provisions of the Agreement, the person meets the application requirements in respect of occupational health and safety training.
For the purposes of carrying on construction work as an employee, the exemption enacted by the first paragraph applies only on the condition that the person in question also holds a card issued by the Commission under section 36 of the Act respecting labour relations, vocational training and workforce management in the construction industry (chapter R-20).