25.4. An occupational standard is developed by a sectoral workforce committee. It must meet a labour market need and enjoy consensus in the sector concerned. An occupational standard may exceptionally be developed by another organization recognized by the Commission for that purpose.
If compliant with the conditions set in this Act and the formalities determined by the Minister, the occupational standard is approved by the Minister, on the Commission’s recommendation. As well, on the Commission’s recommendation, an occupational standard that no longer meets labour market needs may be disallowed by the Minister.