Nominations Now Open: CANS 2023 Honourary Life Member

Make your nomination for CANS 2023 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.

Statistics // Highlights for Construction from “Building Permits (February 2023)”

Overall building permit values in Nova Scotia increased in the first two months of 2023 compared with January-February 2022. This reflects an increase in all non-residential permit types across the province, with the exception of industrial building permit values in Halifax.

Action required – Complete the prompt payment adjudication and process survey by April 10

As you may be aware, the provincial government is preparing regulations regarding prompt payment and adjudication processes for the construction industry. Complete the feedback survey by April 10.

Highlights from Federal Budget 2023-2024 – Impact on Construction Industry

On Tuesday, March 28, the federal government released its 2023-2024 budget with a plan to build a stronger, more sustainable, and more secure Canadian economy. Read more.

Highlights from Nova Scotia Provincial Budget 2023-2024 – Impact on Construction Industry

Earlier today, the government of Nova Scotia released its 2023-2024 budget. With revenues of $14.2 billion and expenses of $14.4 billion, Budget 2023-24 estimates a deficit of $278.9 million after consolidation. Read more.

Call for BFY Host Employers — start shaping your future workforce today!

As an employer in Nova Scotia’s construction industry, you recognize the increasing need to develop and retain our current and future workforce. Start making a difference today. Be proactive and shape your workforce by participating as a Building Futures for Youth (BFY) Host Employer this summer!

Nova Scotia’s Capital Plan 2023-24 supports plan to build for healthcare faster

The government’s capital spending program for the coming year will advance healthcare projects more quickly and also provide Nova Scotians modern schools, safer highways, renewed provincial parks and improved local roads and other infrastructure. Capital Plan 2023-24 will invest more than $1.6 billion to start new projects and continue work on previously announced projects.

Congratulations, Victoria Stanhope winner of CCA’s Young Leader Award

The Construction Association of Nova Scotia (CANS) is proud to share that Victoria Stanhope is the first-ever recipient of the CCA Young Leader Award. Congratulations, Victoria!

Weather Update // CANS office will delay opening on March 3, 2023

CANS office will delay opening until 10 a.m. today, Friday, March 3. As a reminder, while our physical office will have a delay in opening, our CANS staff are still available to assist our members virtually.

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!