CANS 160th – Celebrating 160 Years of Building with Skill and Integrity

Over the course of the coming year, we’ll be celebrating our 160 years of history through flashback photos, trivia contests, giveaways, messages from members, partners, and our stakeholders, and much more. We can’t wait to celebrate with you!

Mental Illness Awareness Week: October 2-8, 2022

Mental Illness Awareness Week (MIAW) is an annual national public education campaign designed to help open the eyes of Canadians to the reality of mental illness. On this page, you’ll find resources and more for employers, employees, and anyone looking to improve their understanding of and compassion for mental illness.

Reminders from the Province on Truth and Reconciliation Day

Each year, Truth and Reconciliation Day will be recognized on September 30th. Provincial government offices, public schools, and regulated childcare will be closed. Federal government offices and federally regulated workplaces will also be closed.

Statistics // Labour Force Highlights for Construction

The following statistics were released on September 9, 2022

Reflecting on National Truth and Reconciliation Day 2022

Friday, September 30, 2022, will mark Canada’s second Truth and Reconciliation Day. The day honours the children who never returned home and survivors of residential schools, as well as their families and communities. It’s a day to listen and explore the rich and diverse cultures, voices, experiences and stories of the First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples.

Special Update // Serious Inclement Weather Forecast – Sept 22, 2022

Hurricane Fiona is expected to merge with a trough and transform into a hurricane force post tropical cyclone on Saturday. The combination of Fiona and the trough will produce very heavy rain beginning Friday afternoon with the heaviest rain overnight into Saturday. Flooding and washed out roads are likely in some areas.

Notice // CANS 160th Annual General Meeting Cancelled Due to Impending Weather

Due to the impending weather of Hurricane Fiona and subsequent safety of our members, we have made the difficult decision to cancel the CANS 160th Annual General Meeting.

Notice // Inclement Weather Forecast — September 22

Strong to severe wind gusts are expected to begin impacting the region on Friday peaking on Saturday. Past storms of this nature have produced prolonged utility outages and structural damage. Buildings under construction will be particularly vulnerable.

Release // CAF-FCA Launches Enhanced Program under Canadian Apprenticeship Service

The Canadian Apprenticeship Forum (CAF-FCA) and its partners – the Canadian Construction Association, Aboriginal Apprenticeship Board,, BuildForce Canada and SkillPlan launched their Canadian Apprenticeship Service program, distributing grants to employers who hire Level one apprentices.

CANS Member Update // CANS Updates for September 19, 2022 — National Day of Mourning

This announcement has generated questions from our members, so we wanted to provide additional clarification as well as CANS plans for the holiday. First and foremost, CANS offices will remain open on September 19, 2022.