Notice // Additional Information on Phase Two Implementation of Changes to the Contract Security Program

On May 2, 2022, Public Services and Procurement Canada’s (PSPC) Contract Security Program (CSP) will begin implementing phase two of changes to improve its security screening process.

Notice // Nominations Open for Darryl Cruickshank Red Seal Industry Award

The Canadian Council of Directors of Apprenticeship (CCDA) is pleased to launch the call for nominations for the seventh biennial Darryl Cruickshank Red Seal Industry Award. Nominations are open until April 28, 2022.

Statistics // Building Construction Numbers for February 2022

On April 13, the Finance and Treasury Board released key statistics on building construction rates and investment from February 2022. Find month over month and year to date comparisons for provincial and national building construction.

CANSnet Preview: NS22-0557 — DPW – South Shore Regional Hospital Tender Package 04

Government is investing $112.7 million to expand and modernize the South Shore Regional Hospital in Bridgewater. Learn about the latest open tender related to the renovation and expansion, “NS22-0557 – DPW – South Shore Regional Hospital Tender Package (TP) 04 – Structure, Elevator, and Envelope.”

Notice // IWK Health is Recruiting Board Members

IWK Health’s Board of Directors is recruiting new members and is seeking, a director from New Brunswick; applicants with financial and business acumen with an accounting designation; applicants with research experience;
and applicants with expertise in construction/project management.

Memo // HRM Quality Management Plan (QMP) – Cold Weather / Permanent Reinstatement

Please note that permanent reinstatement will be permitted on HRM projects (e.g., streets, sidewalks, curbs) beginning Monday April 11, 2022. However, given the current temperature trend, the HRM Quality Management Plan for cold weather will remain in effect until further notice.

Release // CCA says “Budget 2022 misses the mark when it comes to building back better”

The Canadian Construction Association (CCA) issued the following press release on April 8, 2022, in response to yesterday’s tabling of the 2022 Federal Budget.

Event // Cape Breton Partnership Hosting “Safety First in Cape Breton Symposium,” May 4

The Cape Breton Partnership will be hosting the Safety First in Cape Breton Symposium in collaboration with the Workers’ Compensation Board of Nova Scotia, and the Nova Scotia Department of Labour, Skills and Immigration.

Nominations Now Open: CANS 2022 Honourary Life Member

Through the designation of Honourary Life Membership, CANS wishes to honour individuals who, through their deeds and actions, have significantly contributed to the betterment of the Association and/or the industry and the attainment of its goals and visions.

Safety Bulletin // Reminder for Guardrail Requirements

The Safety Branch of the Department of Labour, Skills and Immigration would like to inform you that guardrails are required where there is a risk of falling at a doorway or the opening of a building floor, roof, walls or shaft.