Dear CANS member, I am writing to give you an update on the progress that has been made on Prompt Payment legislation over the past few weeks. The first reading of Bill 119, named the Builders Lien and Prompt Payment Act, passed on March 15, 2019. Rather than introduce entirely new legislation, Prompt Payment was […]
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Honourary Life Member – Call for Nominations Through designation of Honourary Life Membership, CANS wishes to honour individuals who, through their deeds and actions, have significantly contributed to the betterment of the Association and/or the industry and attainment of its goals and visions. Nominations are due by Friday, May 10, 2019. Please submit your nomination forms […]
Are you currently on a surcharge list or have a demerit with your WCB assessment rate? Do you understand the importance of return to work after an incident in a workplace? Do you want to learn how to reduce your WCB Costs? Come and participate in a Construction Industry Safety Partnership (CISP) /Construction Association of […]
CANS DE-ICER – FRIDAY, APRIL 26, 2019 at the CUNARD CENTRE, HALIFAX, NS The CANS 2019 Toromont Cat and Battlefield Equipment De-Icer is Nova Scotia’s largest construction networking event and kicks off the upcoming construction season. It’s a great way for attendees to celebrate the industry, expand your network, reward your employees and enjoy live […]
Our population is at a historic high. For the first time in a generation, population growth is nearing the national average. Employment grew, on average in 2018, at the most substantial annual rate since 2004. As of February 2019 (which had the lowest unemployment rate on record since 1976 when the current Labour Force Survey […]
The Nova Scotia Construction Guide is published annually for the Construction Association of Nova Scotia’s members and industry partners. In addition to your company listing, we have included valuable information within the NS Construction Guide to assist you in your daily operations: information about CANS programs and services; a list of standard construction contracts and […]
For many contractors, financing existing jobs while investing in new work is a big balancing act that forces them to constantly weigh one financial obligation — i.e. payroll, taxes, subcontractors, material suppliers — against another. Click here to read more.
OTTAWA (Reuters) – The Canadian economy grew by a surprise 0.3 percent in January, reversing recent declines as the construction and manufacturing sectors picked up, and likely leaving the Bank of Canada on the sidelines over the coming months. Click HERE to read more.
For more information and more details on program eligibility, click here and here. A variety of federal programs are available that may assist qualifying business, employees, and stakeholders impacted by Canadian safeguards on global imports of certain steel goods. Click here. There have been several revisions to the list of products that were initially under tariff as of July 1, […]
On March 19, Finance Minister Bill Morneau introduced the federal government’s fourth and final budget prior to the election, titled “Investing in the Middle Class”. Budget 2019 earmarks $22.8 billion in new spending with a year-end deficit of $19.8 billion. Read more here.