News — Canada’s First Female Red Seal Ironworker Now Guiding Women into The Trades in Cape Breton

SYDNEY, N.S. — Maggie Budden trained to be a cake decorator and ended up becoming Canada’s first female Red Seal ironworker.

Statistics — Nova Scotia’s Total Building Permits (Residential and Non-Residential) Decreased 2.2% in May

Find highlights from building permit statistics gathered for May 2021.

Cancellation Notice: CANS 2021 Softball Tournament

Out of an abundance of caution, we have made the difficult decision to cancel CANS 2021 MacFarlands Industrial Softball Tournament planned for August 14, 2021.

Statistics — Construction Activity Increased 2.4% in April with Increases Across All Subsectors

Highlights from statistics released for Canada’s GDP by Industry (April 2021). Construction activity increased 2.4% in April with increases in all subsectors. Residential building construction rose 4.1% with continued growth driven by single-family home and multi-unit dwelling construction compensating for lower activity in home improvement and renovations.

Statistics: Active Businesses in Nova Scotia Increased 0.2% from February to March 2021

Statistics Canada released updated data on monthly business openings and closures for March 2021.

Statistics — NS Construction Industry had 5.9% Job Vacancy Rate (April 2021)

Nova Scotia had 13,565 job vacancies in April 2021 with a vacancy rate of 3.4%. Canadian employers were actively recruiting for 682,835 positions (not seasonally adjusted) in April with a vacancy rate of 4.3%. The highest vacancy rates were reported in Quebec (5.4%) and Prince Edward Island (4.7%). Newfoundland and Labrador recorded the lowest vacancy rate at 3.0%.

COVID-19 Update for CANS Members – June 29, 2021

Nova Scotia Enters Phase Three; Travel to NS from Within Canada Open; Vaccination Updates; Regular Testing Reminder

Statistics — NS Payroll Employment Up 15.1% Over Last Year (April 2021)

With April reference month results, year-over-year (Apr 2021 vs Apr 2020) and year-to-date (Jan-Apr 21 vs Jan-Apr 20) are beginning to show the rebounds in economic activity from the unprecedented declines observed at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Find payroll and weekly earning highlights from April 2021.

CANSnet Preview: Port Morien Wastewater Collection Project

In 2019, CBRM began exploring possible treatment plants in Glace Bay and Port Morien, along with Battery Point disinfection system upgrades. This is in keeping with federal wastewater regulations, which dictate that effluent emptying into waterways must be treated by 2020. Government funding has since been secured and plans confirmed for new sewage treatment plants in Glace Bay and Port Morien.

News — CBC Information Morning Explores How Building Futures for Youth Aims to Alleviate Construction Labour Shortage

Information Morning Cape Breton with Steve Sutherland chats with two participants from the Building Futures for Youth program, which is aimed at getting more young people into the construction and trades sector.