Entries by CANS

Nova Scotia Building Permits, November 2018

The value of building permits issued in Nova Scotia increased 13.4 per cent in November, following a (revised) increase of 12.5 per cent in October. Residential permits increased 20.9 per cent while non-residential building permits declined 6.3 per cent. Monthly results for building permits are highly volatile; the six-month moving average of residential permits trended […]

What makes tradespeople the happiest workers in the country?

A recent report says tradespeople are among the happiest workers in the country. About one-thousand skilled trade workers took part in the survey. More than 60 per cent them said they believe they have “really accomplished something worthwhile” through their work — and their work gives them a “sense of success and achievement.” Jon Callegher […]

Targeted relief on aluminum and steel: Stability is still needed

The Canadian construction industry is encouraged by the Canadian government’s decision to provide relief on specific aluminum and steel products. “Our industry has been hit hard over the last few months, and this relief will bring some much needed good news as we are working hard at building the infrastructure that Canadians need,” said Mary […]