Notice // CANS Office Closed on July 1, 2022

Please be advised that CANS office will be closed on Friday, July 1, 2022, to observe the Canada Day holiday. CANS office will reopen on Monday, July 4 with regular operating hours, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Statistics // Labour Force Survey & Trends (May 2022)

Nova Scotia’s Finance and Treasury Board released the following statistics on June 10, 2022. Note: Labour force survey results reflect the period from May 15 to 21. 

Statistics // Highlights from “Housing Starts (May 2022)”

Nova Scotia’s Finance and Treasury Board released the following statistics on June 15, 2022.

CANS Workforce Development Offers An Introduction to the Native Council of Nova Scotia, June 29

The Construction Association of Nova Scotia is proud to partner with the Native Council of Nova Scotia on an informative webinar that will educate CANS members on the services and programs offered by the Native Council of Nova Scotia related to the construction industry.

Statistics // Highlights from “Building Construction (April 2022)”

Nova Scotia’s Finance and Treasury Board released the following statistics on June 13, 2022.

CANS Emerging Leaders Community Pick-Me-Up Successfully Diverted 50kg of Waste from the Dartmouth Waterfront

CANS Emerging Leaders first Community Pick-Me-Up was a resounding success! It was a perfect sunny afternoon as roughly 40 members of the Emerging Leaders group collected 50 kg of garbage from the Dartmouth Cove area of the Dartmouth Waterfront. That’s more than 100lbs of waste redirected away from our waterways, benefiting our wildlife, strengthening tourism, and ensuring future generations can enjoy the beauty of our province.

Honouring LGBTQ+ Pride Month this June

June marks Pride month in Canada. To honour the LGBTQ+ folks who work in and are served by the construction industry, CANS is taking a look at the progress of LGBTQ+ community over the past 50 years.

Recognizing National Indigenous History Month and National Indigenous Peoples Day, June 21

In June, we commemorate National Indigenous History Month. During this month, take time to recognize the rich history, heritage, resilience and diversity of First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples across Canada.

Notice // Safety Reminders as Sun Awareness Month (May) Comes to a Close

With the summer season fast approaching, it is important to manage outdoor worker exposure to ultraviolet light (UV). The Safety Branch would like to remind employers and their employees of some helpful tips on how to stay safe while working outdoors.

Notice // You’re Invited to Participate in a Construction Industry Focus Group on Post-Injury Return-to-Work

Are you a construction worker who was injured and has gone through the WCB claims process, or an owner/manager/supervisor or safety representative from a small- to medium-sized construction company? If so, Construction Safety Nova Scotia wants to hear from you!