COVID-19 Update for CANS Members – April 28, 2021

While industry continues to do an overall good job, we need to pay extra attention and take every precaution to ensure the health and safety is of utmost importance.

Update from Canadian Construction Association – April 28

CCA has updated its COVID-19 Standardized Protocols for All Canadian Construction Sites to underline the urgency around following health guidelines on worksites, including wearing an N-95 mask or a commercial-grade equivalent, maintaining physical distance while traveling to and from worksites, limiting your daily contacts, working remotely when possible, and washing your hands frequently.

RESOURCE — Productivity and Innovation Voucher Program Open for Applications

Apply for funding to work with an academic institution to improve productivity, develop a new product or service, and create growth. All applications must be received by 5:00pm (ADT) on October 15, 2021.

RESOURCE — Access Increased Incentives Through Efficiency Nova Scotia

Throughout 2021, Efficiency Nova Scotia is offering increased incentives to qualifying small businesses that are upgrading their lighting and/or heating.

April 28, 2021 – Day of Mourning

Today, April 28, we pay tribute to all those who have died, were injured, or fell ill while at work. The Day of Mourning offers employees and employers the opportunity to publicly renew their commitment to improve health and safety in the workplace. We join people around the world in honouring individuals and families whose lives have been impacted by workplace death or injury.

COVID-19 Update for CANS Members – April 27, 2021

Effective April 28, 2021, at 8:00 a.m., Nova Scotia is on two-week provincial lockdown. Premier Rankin and Dr. Strang reiterated that construction sites remain open as industry is following current public health guidelines.


We wanted to advise you that we have made the difficult decision to cancel our next in-person event, CANS 2021 Spring Fling. The safety of our members and event participants is of the utmost importance. While we want to celebrate a booming construction season, reconnecting in-person with our members across the province is not possible at this time. We look forward to joining you in Cape Breton in 2022.

COVID-19 FAQ – New Restrictions and Impact on Construction

Learn more about the frequently asked questions we are receiving about the new COVID-19 restrictions and the construction industry.

COVID-19 Update for CANS Members – April 23, 2021

CANS Office updates and COVID-19 safety reminders and tips for your worksites.

In recent conversations with the Department of Labour and Advanced Education, they have noted that the construction industry is doing an overall good job. It is imperative that you and your employees follow public health orders and directives, including maintaining social distancing, wearing a mask during in-person meetings, and ensuring hand sanitizer is readily available.

COVID-19 Update for CANS Members – April 22, 2021

As you are aware, the number of cases of COVID-19 is quickly rising in Nova Scotia, particularly in HRM. It is more important than ever to remain vigilant and do our part to help curb the spread of the virus and keep our colleagues and family healthy and safe. Today, Dr. Strang and Premier Rankin addressed the province and introduced new restrictions and measures to help limit the spread of COVID-19.