Entries by Alison Clack

152nd Annual General Meeting

The CANS 152nd Annual General Meeting was held October 3rd-5th, 2014 at Rodd Brudenell River Resort in PEI. Over 130 CANS members attended the weekend-long event and enjoyed networking, keynote speakers, and Strategic Priority Area Committee Reports at the CANS AGM Business Session. Read more.

Non-Residential Construction Investment 2nd Quarter 2014

Revised data from Statistics Canada made only small changes to non-residential construction activity for the first half of the year. Nova Scotia’s non-residential construction investment was revised to $175.2 million in the second quarter from the initial estimate of $173.5 million. In the second quarter of 2014, non-residential building construction in Nova Scotia declined 5.4 […]

Report says universities must invest in aging infrastructure

A new report from the Canadian Association of University Business Officers (CAUBO) says that Canadian universities face approximately $8.4 B in deferred facilities maintenance, but still have an opportunity to address the backlog before it becomes a critical problem. According to the report, the deferred maintenance costs faced by participating universities have more than doubled […]

Without Offsets, New Foreign Worker Regulations Will Impede Economic Growth

Changes to the Temporary Foreign Worker Program were intended to make it more difficult for companies across the country to hire foreign workers. However, as John Clinkard writes, these restrictions would appear to be at odds with the recent observations that “many employers … are already experiencing shortages of certain types of workers.” Moreover, these […]

Government of Canada Helps More Skilled Newcomers Get Jobs in Their Fields Faster

The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Employment and Social Development and Minister for Multiculturalism, and the Honourable Chris Alexander, Canada’s Citizenship and Immigration Minister, announced that the Government of Canada, in partnership with the provinces and territories, will improve foreign credential recognition for 10 additional priority occupations including the skilled trades and healthcare. They made […]

The 2014-2015 Industry Education Course Catalogue is now available!

CANS’ Industry Education and Training program, which provides valuable training opportunities for career development, skill building and enhancement, is designed specifically for the construction industry. The 2014-2015 Course Catalogue is now available! View the Flipbook Download the PDF Search courses online and register today

No Seal, No Deal

A few years ago, CCA created some documentation regarding the proper use of CCA/CCDC documents. There has been a recent resurgence in interest in this material, so we wanted to remind everyone that it is still available for your use.  Read more.  

Sheet Metal Worker trade becomes compulsory certified

As of May 20, 2014, the Sheet Metal Worker trade became compulsory certified with new trade regulations were passed for both the Sheet Metal Worker and Sprinkler System Installer trades.  The Premier made the announcement on May 23 in Antigonish regarding the Sheet Metal Worker trade. Regarding the SMW trade, the Industry Committee conducted a […]

NS Daily Stats: Community Profile – Oxford

Nova Scotia Community Counts provides users with the ability to view data relating to their Community. Not only can data be viewed in a tabular format, but also within a profile format which displays data using a combination of text and graphs. Below is a sample of the Oxford Community Profile provided on the Community […]