Highlights from Nova Scotia Provincial Budget 2023-2024 – Impact on Construction Industry

Earlier today, the government of Nova Scotia released its 2023-2024 budget. With revenues of $14.2 billion and expenses of $14.4 billion, Budget 2023-24 estimates a deficit of $278.9 million after consolidation. Read more.

Call for BFY Host Employers — start shaping your future workforce today!

As an employer in Nova Scotia’s construction industry, you recognize the increasing need to develop and retain our current and future workforce. Start making a difference today. Be proactive and shape your workforce by participating as a Building Futures for Youth (BFY) Host Employer this summer!

Nova Scotia’s Capital Plan 2023-24 supports plan to build for healthcare faster

The government’s capital spending program for the coming year will advance healthcare projects more quickly and also provide Nova Scotians modern schools, safer highways, renewed provincial parks and improved local roads and other infrastructure. Capital Plan 2023-24 will invest more than $1.6 billion to start new projects and continue work on previously announced projects.

Congratulations, Victoria Stanhope winner of CCA’s Young Leader Award

The Construction Association of Nova Scotia (CANS) is proud to share that Victoria Stanhope is the first-ever recipient of the CCA Young Leader Award. Congratulations, Victoria!

Weather Update // CANS office will delay opening on March 3, 2023

CANS office will delay opening until 10 a.m. today, Friday, March 3. As a reminder, while our physical office will have a delay in opening, our CANS staff are still available to assist our members virtually.

Thank you for attending CANS Construction Workforce Summit

The Construction Association of Nova Scotia’s (CANS) inaugural Construction Workforce Summit, held Wednesday, February 15, 2023, was a resounding success. Thank you for supporting the growth of the construction industry through this event!

Celebrating Black History Month 2023

Join CANS as we celebrate the achievements of Black Nova Scotians who are building our communities and advancing the construction industry.

Weather Update // CANS office closing early on January 20

CANS office will close early today, Friday, January 20, 2023, at 2 PM due to inclement weather.

News // NS construction industry happy with QEII redevelopment plan

From CBC News — The Houston government’s decision to rework the QEII redevelopment plan left behind after the Liberals were voted out of office means local contractors will now likely bid on the more spread-out construction projects, according to Duncan Williams, CEO of the Construction Association of Nova Scotia.

Notice // Contractors working in HRM asked to help mitigate concrete splatters and complaints

The Construction Association of Nova Scotia (CANS) wishes to advise our members that the Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM) has received regular complaints from residents living near construction sites (mostly large multi-story buildings) about concrete splatter on their vehicles and buildings.