Notice — Province Seeking Members for Accessibility Standards Committee

The Province is inviting Nova Scotians to help develop employment accessibility standards, the next phase in work toward the province’s goal of making Nova Scotia accessible by 2030. Interested parties can apply to be part of the Employment Standard Development Committee.

News — Diverse Workforce Key in Solving Labour Shortage

CANS President & CEO, Duncan Williams speaks to CBC about the industry’s workforce development needs and how the Building Futures for Youth program aims to help alleviate the future labour market shortage.

COVID-19 Update for CANS Members – June 15, 2021

Nova Scotia Enters Phase Two; Webinar on Mandatory Vaccination Policy; Atlantic Border Reopening; CANS Office Updates.

CANSnet Project Preview: Adsum House Sunflower Residence Development

Adsum for Women & Children is announcing the launch of the ‘Sunflower’ – a development project in Lakeside that will construct 25 homes for women, families and gender-expansive folks who are experiencing homelessness or housing insecurity.

Release — Building Futures for Youth aims to help alleviate the construction labour shortage in Nova Scotia

Despite major project activity currently underway and on the horizon, Nova Scotia’s construction industry will face a significant labour shortage over the next decade – something the Construction Association of Nova Scotia’s Building Futures for Youth program is helping to alleviate in the years to come.

COVID-19 Update for CANS Members – June 14, 2021

Webinar on mandatory vaccination policies; Rapid testing information & Vaccine rescheduling and more!

Statistics — Investment in Nova Scotia building construction increased 2.7% in April 2021

Find highlights from statistics released on Nova Scotia Building Construction (April 2021).

COVID-19 Update for CANS Members – June 10, 2021

CANS Office Updates; A Visual Breakdown of Nova Scotia’s Reopening Plan Phases; Current Provincial Restrictions; Rapid Testing

Notice — NEW DATE for CANS Advantage BBQ – September 16, 2021

Out of an abundance of caution and with respect to the phases outlined in Nova Scotia’s reopening plan, we have made the careful decision to postpone our CANS Advantage BBQ to Thursday, September 16, 2021.

Resource: Shifting the Cycle Of Group Dynamics; Creating Inclusive Workplaces

Read an article from Buildforce Canada on the cycle of outsider-insider dynamics and find a toolkit to create a more respectful and inclusive environment in your workplace.