Notice // People urgently needed to resolve construction disputes

CanDACC is looking for a diverse group of construction professionals who would like to work part-time as adjudicators who will make decisions for parties when they have construction disputes.

Statistics // Building Permits, January 2024

Nova Scotia’s total building permits (residential and non-residential) increased 60.9% to $323.7 million.

Construction Association of Nova Scotia (CANS) wins CCA Partner Association Award of Excellence

CANS celebrates its latest accomplishment—winning the Canadian Construction Association’s (CCA) 2023 Partner Association Award of Excellence. The award recognizes CCA integrated partner associations who demonstrate outstanding leadership in industry enhancement, education, and member recruitment.

Resource: In-person CCDC seminar coming to CANS on May 1

With so many new construction documents soon-to-be or already released, the Canadian Construction Documents Committee (CCDC) is thrilled to be hosting the Canadian Construction Documents Committee’s (CCDC) first in-person seminars since the pandemic. Touring the country, don’t miss this stop in Nova Scotia.

Resource: Apply for financial support from the Canadian Apprenticeship Service before March 31

Are you looking to hire a Red Seal apprentice? Don’t miss your last chance for financial support from the Canadian Apprenticeship Service.

Highlights from Nova Scotia Provincial Budget 2024-2025

Earlier today, the Government of Nova Scotia released Budget 2024-25, including $1.6 billion for capital projects. With revenues of $15.8 billion and expenses of $16.5 billion, Budget 2024–25 estimates a deficit of $467.4 million (after consolidation and accounting adjustments). 

Resource: Halifax Harbour Bridges (HHB) seeks qualified contractor to help extend the life of bridge infrastructure

On March 7, HHB engineering staff are hosting a 90-minute virtual presentation to brief potential contractors on this $50 million opportunity.

Thank you for attending CANS Emerging Leaders Speaker Series with Kris Skiba!

The Construction Association of Nova Scotia (CANS) and its Emerging Leaders Committee extend our gratitude to speaker Kris Skiba, VP of Design and Construction with Dexel Developments, and the enthusiastic group of 70+ Emerging Leaders who made the sold out event on Thursday, February 22 a record success!

Release: Province attracts internationally trained healthcare and construction professionals

The Province is attracting newcomers in sectors with the most need, including healthcare and the skilled trades, and investing to help them settle and stay.

News: Spring weight restrictions go into effect March 4

Spring weight restrictions will be implemented in counties throughout the Province. Some roads, including 100-series highways, are exempt from the restrictions.