Who We Are

The Construction Association of Nova Scotia (CANS) is the leading voice of the construction industry respected by members, government, industry, and the public.

CANS represents more than 760 large and small companies throughout Atlantic Canada that build, renovate and restore non-residential buildings, roads, bridges and other engineering projects.

Since our inception more than 150 years ago, CANS has continued to provide unparalleled service to our members in the areas of:

Who We Work With

  • Owners and tender calling authorities
  • General, sub and trade contractors
  • Suppliers
  • Manufacturers
  • Design and Engineering Community
  • Municipal, Provincial, & Federal Governments


2015-2016 Annual Report

To view our 2016-2016 Annual Report, click HERE.


2016 Nova Scotia Construction Guide 

To view our 2016 Nova Scotia Construction Guide, click HERE.


The Construction Association of Nova Scotia proudly affiliates itself with the Canadian Construction Association.

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Established in 1918, Canadian Construction Association’s (CCA) vision is to build Canada with ethics, skills and responsibility. CCA’s mission is to be the national voice for the Canadian construction industry. Members firms join CCA through their local or provincial construction associations and are entitled to numerous membership benefits including standard documents and construction guides, as well as updates on federal public policy and regulatory requirements. CCA represents more than 17,000 members firms drawn from 70 local and provincial integrated partner associations across Canada. CCA gives voice to the public policy, legal, and standards development goals of contractors, suppliers, and allied business professionals working in, or with, Canada’s non-residential construction industry.