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CCA Election Issue: Infrastructure and Prosperity

Canada will go to the polls on October 19, 2015.

Do you know what the leaders of the major political parties think about construction-related issues? Do you know who the candidates are in your riding and whether they are up to speed on construction issues?

CCA Election Issue: Infrastructure and Prosperity

Strategic and sustainable investment in 21st Century infrastructure for Canada will be critically important to our country’s economic prosperity and social well-being.

During election 2015, it is critical that all parties make a clear, substantial and sustained commitment to infrastructure investment. Canada’s infrastructure must support the efficient transportation of goods and services to and from market, enhancing Canada`s reputation as a reliable and important global trade partner. If we succeed, our economy will continue to grow, Canadian businesses will take advantage of new global export opportunities, domestic employment will be enhanced, Canada will become more globally competitive, and therefore, a more attractive trading partner. Many economists agree, that current insufficient infrastructure capacity is already costing the Canadian economy billions of dollars in lost annual economic benefits.

To overcome these challenges, CCA recommends the adoption of six key principles to underpin a national infrastructure investment strategy:

  •     Permanent and Flexible Annual Funding
  •     Strategic and Sustained Investment Strategy
  •     Encourage Industry Innovation
  •     Embrace Partnerships with the Private Sector
  •     Accountability and Transparency

In the very near future, merely adequate infrastructure will be insufficient to allow Canada to remain globally competitive.Many of our global competitors are investing billions of dollars into their infrastructure and will soon surpass our capacity to deliver Canadian goods and services to global markets competitively and reliably.

Canada clearly needs to do more to keep pace with the infrastructure investments of our international competitors. To achieve this goal, we need to ensure that strategic and adequate investments are made to support the modernization of our trade infrastructure and that these investments provide Canadian business with the competitive edge required to access and succeed when pursuing new global trade opportunities.

Read more about this topic on CCA’s Election Portal

CCA ELECTION PORTAL

The Canadian Construction Association (CCA) has gathered some tools for you on its election portal. Visit cca-acc.com/en/information/election-2015 today!
 

We encourage you to share this information with your coworkers to ensure they are informed for Election Day on the issues facing the industry.
Additional Election 2015 Information:

CCA Election Portal

Do you know what the leaders of the major political parties think about construction-related issues? Do you know who the candidates are in your riding and whether they are up to speed on construction issues?

The Canadian Construction Association (CCA) has gathered some tools for you on its election portal. Visit cca-acc.com/en/information/election-2015 today!


We encourage you to share this information with your employees to ensure they are informed for Election Day on the issues facing their industry.


Additional Election 2015 Information:

CANS is Hiring – Membership Lead

CANS is currently seeking a qualified individual to fill the contract position of Membership Lead.  This position will be covering a maternity leave with a possibility for extension.

Scope and summary:

This position is responsible for the day to day recruitment, implementation, strategic planning and development of membership at CANS. This position will be responsible for staying up to date on industry and market trends as well as identifying specific opportunities to both maintain and increase membership. Networking with existing and potential clients to meet departmental goals will be a large part of this position.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Identifying potential leads, collecting and sharing market and industry information, recruitment of new members and sponsors
  • Tracking of sales cycles and client management
  • New member onboarding
  • This position provides support in all areas of membership at CANS.  Achievement of strategic objectives will be measured against goals set for the organization and departmentally.
  • Provides solutions to routine and complex questions using creative and timely problem solving skills.
  • Manages competing priorities, while still meeting deadlines and producing high-quality work.
  • Proactively identifies emerging industry related issues that may impact CANS members.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor of Commerce, BBA or other business related degree
  • Highly developed organizational and time-management skills.
  • Entrepreneurial mindset to run the department as independent business
  • Strong research and capacity-building skills
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills:
  • A proven sales record would be an asset.
  • Experience in a similar role would be an asset
  • Experience in marketing, communication and business development would be an asset.
  • Basic Knowledge of the general structure and organization of the non-residential construction industry.
  • Strong computer skills. Competent in the use of Microsoft Office Suite.
  • A valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle.

Salary and benefits commensurate with experience and education.

Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to mhillman@cans.ns.ca

The Construction Association of Nova Scotia (CANS) is an industry trade association representing the interests of contractors, suppliers and service providers throughout Atlantic Canada and across the country. We represent more than 760 large and small companies that build, renovate and restore non-residential buildings, roads, bridges and other engineering projects.

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