Thank you for attending CANS Construction Workforce Summit

The Construction Association of Nova Scotia’s (CANS) inaugural Construction Workforce Summit, held Wednesday, February 15, 2023, was a resounding success. Thank you for supporting the growth of the construction industry through this event!

Celebrating Black History Month 2023

Join CANS as we celebrate the achievements of Black Nova Scotians who are building our communities and advancing the construction industry.

Weather Update // CANS office closing early on January 20

CANS office will close early today, Friday, January 20, 2023, at 2 PM due to inclement weather.

News // NS construction industry happy with QEII redevelopment plan

From CBC News — The Houston government’s decision to rework the QEII redevelopment plan left behind after the Liberals were voted out of office means local contractors will now likely bid on the more spread-out construction projects, according to Duncan Williams, CEO of the Construction Association of Nova Scotia.

Notice // Contractors working in HRM asked to help mitigate concrete splatters and complaints

The Construction Association of Nova Scotia (CANS) wishes to advise our members that the Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM) has received regular complaints from residents living near construction sites (mostly large multi-story buildings) about concrete splatter on their vehicles and buildings. 

CANS 2022 Holiday Hours

Please be advised that CANS office will close for the winter holidays at 12 p.m. (noon) on Friday, December 23, reopening at 8a.m. on January 3, 2023.

Construction Pulse – Issue 4, Fall/Winter 2022 is NOW ONLINE!

The fourth issue of Construction Pulse, the Construction Association of Nova Scotia’s industry magazine, is now live!

Memo // Placement of temporary Traffic Control Signage in HRM

The following information is being provided to CANS Members and Traffic Control companies currently working in HRM. The image shown in this memo was shared on social media in June 2020. The image, and others like it, illustrate the hazards that construction signage creates for pedestrians when not placed correctly.

Resource // Register for Shift Change’s Leadership Program Starting January 12

Current and future workplace challenges ask a lot from leaders and supervisors. Male supervisors in skilled trades identified the need to learn how to create inclusive work environments, suitable for both women, men and gender non-binary people. This course has been created and designed based on feedback and needs expressed by tradespeople.

Survey // Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System: Seeking feedback from Nova Scotia’s workplaces

The Department of Labour, Skills and Immigration Safety is seeking feedback from organizations, employers and employees about the proposed changes to the Nova Scotia WHMIS regulations. Your feedback will provide valuable perspective on the proposed changes.