News // Apprentice Supervision Ratio Revised to Help Meet Labour Demands

More skilled trades workers can seek certification in Nova Scotia with changes the Province is making to apprenticeship training requirements. Learn more about the amendments to the Apprenticeship and Trades Qualifications Act General Regulations.

Statistics // Labour Force in July 2022: Market Trends and Survey Results

With rising employment stable and falling labour force, Nova Scotia’s unemployment rate declined from 7.0% in June 2022 to 5.9% in July 2022. This is the lowest unemployment rate in monthly labour force survey records dating back to 1976, though lower unemployment rates were recorded in the early 1970s.

Statistics // Industry Highlights from ‘Building Permits, June 2022’

Nova Scotia’s total building permits (residential and non-residential) decreased 11.8% to $229.2 million.

Statistics // Industry Highlights from ‘Building Construction, June 2022’

Investment in Nova Scotia building construction increased 6.7% in June 2022 to $512.6 million. Halifax monthly building construction increased 22.9% to $308.2 million while outside of Halifax building construction decreased 10.9% to $204.3 million.

Now Hiring! Join CANS Team as our Membership Lead

The Membership Lead is responsible for the recruitment of new members and the retention of existing members. This position will be responsible for identifying specific opportunities to both maintain and increase membership. Relationship-building, networking, and outreach with potential and existing members to meet departmental goals will be a large part of this position.

Thanks To All Attendees of the 2022 CANS Sunbelt Softball Tournament!

While rain was in the forecast, sun shone throughout the 2022 CANS Sunbelt Softball Tournament on August 13, 2022! Thank you to all the teams and spectators who joined us on Saturday for the 2022 Sunbelt Softball Tournament.

Registration IS NOW OPEN for CANS Executive Certificate in Construction Leadership

CANS has partnered with Dalhousie University’s Faculty of Management to deliver a world-class leadership development training program, right here in Nova Scotia. This program will help organizations become more productive and efficient, developing their capacity and the capabilities of their people.

CANSnet Project Preview // Ivany Campus Student Housing Project

In March the Government of Nova Scotia announced its 2022-23 Capital Plan. Highlights of the plan included $80.9 million to continue work at NSCC’s Marconi campus in Sydney and begin new residences at the college’s Akerley, Pictou and Ivany campuses as part of the government’s plan to address housing issues.

Notice // Emerging Leaders – Call for Committee Members

Are you looking for ways to get involved with the construction industry? CANS Emerging Leaders Committee is seeking new members! Join a dynamic and engaged committee focused on constructing valuable and inclusive opportunities for developing industry leaders under 40 to connect.

Statistics // Highlights from “Housing Starts, June 2022”

The following statistics were released via Nova Scotia Economics and Statistics Division on Monday, July 18, 2022.