CANS Office Closure – Sept. 29 and 30, 2021

CANS office will be closed on Wednesday, September 29 for the 2021 CANS 159th Annual General Meeting.

CANS office will remain closed to members and the public on Thursday, September 30 to allow CANS staff to participate in staff development sessions in honour of National Truth and Reconciliation Day.

CANS office will reopen to members on Friday, October 1 with regular office hours, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

2021 CANS Home Depot Pro Fall Golf Tournament Winners

Thank you to all the players and sponsors who participated in the 2021 CANS Home Depot Pro Fall Golf Tournament. Curious which teams took home prizes on the big day?

Get Vaccinated on Your Work-Site – Public Health Will Come To You!

CANS and Nova Scotia Public Health have collaborated to improve vaccine uptake for workers in the construction industry with a solution that will make it easy to get vaccinated, while improving coverage rates across the province.

Active Businesses in Halifax Up 1.9% from February 2020 to May 2021

Read more statistics released on “Business Opening and Closing, May 2021” including a look at the impact of COVID-19.

Statistics — NS Construction Payroll Employment Was Up 9.4% (Jan-June 2021)

Read more employment, earnings and hours highlights for Nova Scotia, reported in June 2021.

Statistics — 30% of Nova Scotia Businesses Report Shortage in Skilled Labour (Q3 Survey)

Looking over the next 12 months, 8% of Nova Scotia business respondents felt very or somewhat optimistic about business conditions. Read more from this survey including business expectations for the next three months and reported obstacles that employers are facing at this time.

Statistics — Construction-related Business Counts Shrunk 1.3% (Dec 2020-June 2021)

Find highlights from the latest statistics released on Business Counts in Nova Scotia (June 2021). Note: Statistics Canada noted that business counts as of June 2021 may not yet fully reflect impacts of the pandemic. Resumption or permanent closure of businesses may not yet be fully processed and confirmed.

Notice — Congratulations to Duron Atlantic’s Leadership Excellence Graduates

The Construction Association of Nova Scotia (CANS) and Duron Atlantic Limited would like to congratulate all the graduates of the joint Duron Atlantic Limited and Construction Association of Nova Scotia Leadership Excellence for Managers and Supervisors Program. 

Statistics – Investment in Nova Scotia Building Construction Decreased 4.6% in June 2021

Investment in Nova Scotia building construction decreased 4.6% in June 2021 (seasonally adjusted) compared to May 2021. Outside of Halifax monthly building construction decreased 7.8% while Halifax building construction increased 1.4% in June 2021.

News — “Despite pandemic, women carved out slightly larger role in construction last year”

The COVID-19 pandemic kept construction crews off sites last spring, stalled projects throughout the year and prompted lingering job losses, but it did not derail recent gains for women in the industry.