Resource // Register for Shift Change’s Leadership Program Starting January 12

Current and future workplace challenges ask a lot from leaders and supervisors. Male supervisors in skilled trades identified the need to learn how to create inclusive work environments, suitable for both women, men and gender non-binary people. This course has been created and designed based on feedback and needs expressed by tradespeople.

Survey // Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System: Seeking feedback from Nova Scotia’s workplaces

The Department of Labour, Skills and Immigration Safety is seeking feedback from organizations, employers and employees about the proposed changes to the Nova Scotia WHMIS regulations. Your feedback will provide valuable perspective on the proposed changes.

Resource // Upcoming CCDC Document Webinars: January & February 2023

CCDC’s winter schedule is focused on helping you build a solid foundation in construction management. Dive into CCDC 5A, CCDC 17, and CCDC 5B in the new year!

Notice // You’re invited to celebrate the holidays at CANS Holiday Open House

You’re invited to get festive with CANS at our Holiday Open House on Thursday, December 8, 2022. Join us at CANS office for an evening of light food, refreshments and holiday cheer. This event is FREE to all CANS Members.

Memo // HRM planning for three-day shutdown of permitting and licensing online service on Dec. 2

In preparation for HRM’s roll out of the final PPL&C release, an approximate 3-day shutdown of the current permitting and licensing online service will occur between Friday, December 2nd, and Monday December 5th. Standard office hours apply during this time with staff available for assistance.

Survey // Injured on a construction site? Share your experience to support the Return to Work Program

Construction Safety Nova Scotia has partnered with the Workers’ Compensation Board of Nova Scotia to understand how to best support workers in the construction industry if they experience a workplace injury.

NEWS // Construction leaders advocate for urgent policy changes to rebuild Canada’s construction workforce

The Canadian Construction Association’s  (CCA) annual “Hill Day” is planned for Tuesday, November 15, 2022. Representatives from the Canadian construction sector are calling on the federal government to make changes to modernize Canada’s immigration policy and update the Temporary Foreign Worker program in order to address the most severe labour shortage Canada has faced in more than 50 years. 

Special Update: Inclement Weather Forecast – Nov. 10, 2022

Tropical Storm Nicole (near hurricane-strength at the time of this bulletin) is heading toward Florida and likely will landfall as a category-one hurricane early tomorrow. Nicole will then turn northward travelling over land (Georgia, The Carolinas) while merging with a cold front and becoming post tropical. The combined weather system is expected to track through New England early Saturday and into the Maritimes Saturday evening.

Notice // CANS Office to Close for Remembrance Day, Nov. 11

Please be advised that CANS Office will be closed on Friday, November 11 in observance of Remembrance Day. We ask our members to plan for this temporary service disruption accordingly. 

CANS is Heading to Sydney for our Next Member Mixer on November 30!

CANS upcoming Member Mixer will include a project talk on the upcoming R. C. MacGillivray Guest Home replacement by Anathea Fenton, Project Manager with Colliers Project Leaders. Space is limited so register early!