CANS Office Closure – CANS staff working remotely week of June 15

CANS offices in Sydney and Burnside will remain closed the week of June 15, 2020, based on the advice of public health officials.

CANS staff will continue to work remotely and all digital services remain active. Please understand that while there may be delays in certain CANS services, we are actively working to keep any issues minimal.

CANS Guide to Reopening your Business and Workplace

CANS has prepared a guide to Reopening your Business and Workplace, which includes tips and a library of resources to help you as you consider reopening your workspace.

Save the Date for these Upcoming CANS Events!

We’re looking forward to when we can safely reconnect with you in person! We’re working hard to plan these upcoming CANS Events. We will likely have to make adjustments based on recommendations from public health, but this will not reduce the quality and calibre of events that you, our members, have come to expect!

CANS Construction Connection Summer Youth Job Board – Call for Employers

Is your company looking to fill an entry-level position? Would it be suitable for a youth who wants experience in our industry? We’ll gladly help you spread the word! CANS Construction Connection (CCC) is collecting postings for a SummerJob Board for youth.

Follow CANS Pipeline – Nova Scotia Infrastructure Stimulus Package

On Wednesday, May 27, 2020, Premier McNeil announced more than 200 infrastructure projects across the province totalling up to $230 million in stimulus spending. Find a list of relevant upcoming projects, tender information and more on CANSnet!

The Next Phase of COVID – Resources to Help Plan Your Business’s Next Steps

Nova Scotia is preparing to reopen the province safely. As more businesses, organizations, services and public spaces reopen, we need to work together to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and help keep everyone safe.

Check out our round up of guides, toolkits, funding, news and articles to help you reopen your business safely.

Virtual Q&A Series to Explore Trades Continues with Project Manager Jessica MacLean on June 4

Do you know any youth who are eager to learn more about a career in construction and the trades? Share this information with them! Our virtual Q&A sessions explore careers in construction from the comfort of home, every Thursday until June 15.

Q&A Session Four

  • Date: Thursday, June 4
  • Time: 2:00 p.m. (approx. 30-45 minutes)
  • Who: Jessica MacLean, P.Eng, Project Manager with BIRD Construction Group

No registration required. Click here on June 4 to access this Zoom session!

Did you miss a session?

Learn about carpentry, welding and more with these sessions on-demand. Click here to watch our previous sessions now.


Please contact Alain Lefebvre, or 902-456-6444.

Have your say at CANS Virtual Town Hall Thursday on June 4

Help us plot the course of our organization for the next three years! CANS is wrapping up our series of strategic planning sessions via a virtual town hall on June 4, 2020. Join us to provide your input on topics important to your business and the construction industry.

CANS Virtual Town Hall Strategic Planning Session
  • Date: June 4, 2020
  • Time: 1:00 p.m. 

Register for this session now!

For more information, please contact:
Sheryl Farrington,, or 902-468-2267 ext. 708.

Bidding on Healthcare? Register for CSA Infection Control, Starting June 23.

To support the application of CSA Standards at this time, CANS secured three online dates for a virtual CSA Infection Control Z317.17. Our final online session is starting on June 23, 2020. Spaces are limited, the course will be capped at 15 registrants. 

CSA Infection Control Z317.17

  • Date: June 23-26, 2020
  • Time: 8:30 a.m.
  • Member Price: $1,500 + HST

Register for this course now.

CANS 2020 Golf Tournament – New Date!

NEW DATE! As public health restrictions are beginning to relax, we’re looking forward to our next chance to get together with you safely! We’re working hard to bring you our annual golf tournament and are pleased to announce that we’re aiming to be back on the greens this summer!

CANS 2020 Golf Tournament
  • Date: Wednesday, September 2, 2020.
  • Location: The Links at Brunello and Glen Arbour.
  • Registration: Coming soon! Keep an eye on this space for more information as it becomes available!

Find out more information about CANS annual golf tournament on our event page.


Please contact Michelle Peters, or 902-818-6530