HALIFAX, November 13, 2014 ‐‐ The Construction Association of Nova Scotia (CANS) supports the proposed amendments to the Apprenticeship and Trades Qualifications Act accepted on November 6th, 2014. “These amendments are a step in the right direction,” says CANS President Duncan Williams. “They will go a long way in encouraging more Nova Scotians to pursue […]
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October 24, 2014 9:30 AM Proposed amendments to the Apprenticeship and Trades Qualifications Act introduced today, Oct. 24, will help more apprentices complete their training sooner and easier. Nova Scotia apprentices who pursue on-the-job-training in another province will no longer have to register in that province. Instead, they can remain registered in Nova Scotia. This […]
The Canadian Construction Association (CCA) applauded the release of the Asset Management Primer, part of the Canadian Infrastructure Report Card, which details the important need for asset management plans for Canadian municipalities, as well as recommendations for implementing asset management practices. “The release of the Asset Management Primer as a follow-up to the 2012 Canadian […]
The Nova Scotia Apprenticeship Agency invites you to attend an Update Event. This event will be an opportunity for you to network with your colleagues, enjoy a warm meal, hear about our progress and help us identify how to better engage employers in the Apprenticeship and Trades Certification System. Apprenticeship Agency Update Events are being […]
Amendments introduced today, Oct. 2, to the Builders’ Lien Act expand on changes made in 2013, and bring more clarity and consistency to the act. The act governs practices by owners, contractors and subcontractors for claims against a property by a business or person who has supplied labor or materials for work on it. The […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
Ever wonder what draws young professionals to certain companies? Three millennials in the construction industry weigh in on what they look for in a job. Read more.
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 […]