Highlights from Federal Budget 2024-2025

On Tuesday, April 16, the federal government released its 2024-2025 budget with a plan to build a stronger, more sustainable, and more secure Canadian economy.

Release // The Labour Market Assessment Construction Sector Study

The Nova Scotia Construction Sector Council (NSCSC) along with ICI industry partners, is conducting a labour market study to better understand the current state of the sector and identify future challenges and opportunities to manage anticipated retirement rates and unprecedented infrastructure investments in our province.

Resource // Applications for CANS Awards at NSCC are open now

Awards for confirmed applicants or current students at NSCC enrolled in construction-related programs are available now.

Notice // Submit your job postings for upcoming workforce recruitment missions!

To have your company’s openings featured, please send current job postings and a company contact to Taylor Shaw, Policy & Research Lead at tshaw@cans.ns.ca by Thursday, April 18, 2024.

Office Closure: Friday, March 29, 2024

Please be advised that CANS office will be closed on Friday, March 29.

Release // Labour market tightness in Nova Scotia expected to persist over the short term

BuildForce Canada released its 2024–2033 Construction and Maintenance Looking Forward report for Nova Scotia today.

Notice // Nominations Open: CANS Board of Directors

CANS is now accepting nominations of qualified individuals to our board of directors. Applications are due by Friday, May 3, 2024 at 4 p.m

Statistics // Insights for the construction industry from February 2024

Includes insights from labour market trends, housing starts and building construction datasets.

Memo // HRM Quality Management Plan (QMP) – Permanent Reinstatement

Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM) issued the following memo on March 19 2024.

Notice // People urgently needed to resolve construction disputes

CanDACC is looking for a diverse group of construction professionals who would like to work part-time as adjudicators who will make decisions for parties when they have construction disputes.