Entries by Alison Clack

CANS Construction Reports

Don’t Miss Key Information  for your Business – Sign up for CANS Construction Reports Your CANS Construction Reports – Bulletin, Bid Results/Awards and Pipeline will include information for each of the Atlantic Provinces. These reports will be sent automatically every Friday to your registered email if you were previously opted-in to receive the Bulletin and […]

NS Construction up 800 jobs in the first 8 months of 2019

STATS CAN – Labour Force Survey – August 2019 *Information and raw data provided by Statistics Canada* “While employment was little changed in all other provinces in August, the unemployment rate increased in both British Columbia and Nova Scotia. The unemployment rate rose 0.6 percentage points to 5.0% in British Columbia and 0.5 percentage points to […]

The Spirit of “Mr. Construction” Lives on with Memorial Scholarship

David Oulton’s memory continues to support construction industry through recently awarded NSCC scholarship. (HALIFAX, NS — September 6, 2019) The David Oulton Memorial Scholarship was awarded for the first time to Sanchari De, at Construction Association of Nova Scotia’s office on Friday, September 6, 2019. CANS Board Members and staff, Oulton’s surviving family, long-time colleagues and […]

Are you ready to weather this weekend’s storm?

Hurricane Preparedness: A Checklist for Your Construction Site When severe weather hits, will your job site be ready?  Buildings under construction are at high risk of catastrophic damage during a hurricane. Materials and debris can become projectiles, water can easily flood the building structure and expensive equipment may be lost or damaged.  You need to […]

CANS Offering FREE Courses on Inclusive Workplaces

Respectful & Inclusive Workplace – FREE Online Course Successful construction employers in Nova Scotia know that to meet future workforce challenges, they need to recruit from traditionally underrepresented groups (women, Indigenous, newcomers), which means establishing a respectful and inclusive workplace culture that is welcoming to all. Working in a Respectful and Inclusive Workplace looks at how […]

Want to maximize your CANS membership?

CANS 101 – Maximize Your Membership Information Session Date: Sept 24, 2019 Duration: 2 hours Time: 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Member Price: FREE (*lunch will be provided for registered attendees) Who Should Attend: Anyone who wishes to improve their overall understanding of CANS and the many benefits of membership, from using CANSnet to accessing printing services, customizing training programs and more! Register […]

Congratulations to our 2019-2020 Long-term members!

Without our members, CANS would be nothing, so each year we take some time to honour those members who have supported CANS consistently through the decades. Each year, CANS recognizes companies that have maintained continuous membership for more than 25 years by presenting them with the Bowman Award. This year we are honouring: Able Electric […]

2019 CANS Herc Rentals Softball Tournament Wrap-Up

  It was a sunny Saturday for a fun-filled Softball Tournament in Dartmouth!  17 teams enjoyed a day of networking, great pitches, quite a few runs and plenty of fun at the 2019 CANS Herc Rentals Softball Tournament on August 24th at the Mount Edward Road Ball Fields.   A BIG thanks to all our […]

Province seeking industry input on Labour and Advanced Education programs

The Province of Nova Scotia has asked for industry input through a 10-minute survey specific to the programs they offer to businesses/organizations. Nova Scotia Department of Labour and Advanced Education has requested industry partners complete a short survey to help provide them with important feedback to better serve our sector.  It’s important that we have […]

Construction Sector Grew 1% in May

Stats Canada has released the numbers for GDP growth and overall Canada is doing well Real GDP in Canada increased 0.2 per cent in May following growth of 0.3 per cent the previous month and 0.5 per cent in March. In May, there were gains in 13 of the 20 industrial sectors.  Goods-producing industries were up […]