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 […]
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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 […]
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
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.
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 […]
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 […]
The development of the $500-million Nova Centre complex under construction in downtown Halifax has taken a new litigious twist. The Thiel Family Group of Companies, owners of the Bank of Montreal Building, the TD Centre and the downtown block of buildings proposed to be redeveloped as 22nd Commerce Square, has launched a Nova Scotia Supreme Court action, alleging […]
Environment Canada has released an information document regarding PCB regulations. This document outlines the following: What are polychlorinated biphenyls? Why are PCBs harmful? Do the PCB Regulations affect me? Identification of equipment containing PCBs Building renovations, relamping, equipment servicing/removal Download the PCB_Electrical Sector Info Sheet
Are you in compliance? The new Workplace Health and Safety Regulations (WHSR) have come into effect. These regulations replaced the current Fall Protection and Scaffolding Regulations; Temporary Workplace Traffic Control Regulations, and Occupational Health Regulations. In addition, the Occupational Safety General Regulations have been amended to make them consistent with the WHS. Learn more about […]
Get involved with the new Industry-led, Industry-driven Nova Scotia Apprenticeship Agency. The Minister will appoint a small, inaugural Apprenticeship Board to advise the new Agency in its early days. This Board will then serve as a recruitment committee to fill the remaining seats on the Board. A complete listing of the Agencies, Boards, and Commissions […]