CANS calls on the Province to consider the creation of an Emergency COVID-19 Construction Cost and Reimbursement Program

On May 1, CANS called on the Province to consider the creation of an Emergency COVID-19 Construction Cost and Reimbursement Program. 

Read CANS full letter to Deputy Minister of the Department of Business, Bernie Miller.

Survey: How is COVID-19 is Affecting your Business?

How is COVID-19 affecting your business? To help us better understand the impact of COVID-19 and the needs of our members, we are asking you to provide your feedback. This survey will take approximately 5-7 minutes to complete.

Complete this survey now.

2020 Nova Scotia Construction Guide – Now Available Online!

Have you heard? It’s here! CANS 2020 Nova Scotia Construction Guide is now available online. The Construction Guide includes information about CANS programs and services; a list of standard construction contracts and documents; our membership directory and members trade codes; and a quick reference of industry partner associations. The Construction Guide is fully interactive. Click on any advertisement or CANS area of service and you will be taken to that specific website!   

Click here to access CANS 2020 Nova Scotia Construction Guide.

BFY & CANS Construction Connection Program – Virtual Q&A Will Help Youth Explore Construction Careers from Home

Just because we’re social distancing doesn’t mean we can’t safely explore careers in construction together! Do you know any youth who are eager to learn more about a career in construction and the trades? Share this information with them! They’ll be able to explore careers in construction from the comfort of home with our upcoming series of virtual Q&A sessions.

Every Thursday from May 7 – June 15, Building Futures for Youth and CANS Construction Connection will host virtual Q&A sessions with successful local tradespeople and construction professionals.

Session One – Howie Doiron, Red Seal Carpenter

For more information, please contact Alain Lefebvre, alefebvre@cans.ns.ca or 902-456-6444.

Revisit CANSTech 2020 – Watch our Wrap Video!

While it remains to be seen when we can get together again, we’re looking back to our last big event, CANSTech!

Did you miss our construction innovation and technology trade show, CANSTech 2020? Stroll the tradeshow floor and get to know some of our exhibitors, relive the experience watching our NEW CANSTech Wrap video.

Can’t get enough CANSTech?

Watch the full-length sessions from Jonathan Marsh as well as our keynote panel on generational change in the workforce, featuring panellists Mike Castellani (Able Electric), Kristina Kaiser (Colliers Project Leaders) and Paul Stewart (Pomerleau). (CANS Members, log in for exclusive access to Keynote David Coletto’s full presentation!) Watch our CANSTech 2020 Speaker Sessions on-demand.

Virtual Q&A Will Help Youth Explore Construction Careers from Home

BFY & CANS Construction Connection Program -Virtual Q&A Will Help Youth Explore Construction Careers from Home

Just because we’re social distancing doesn’t mean we can’t safely explore careers in construction together! Do you know any youth who are eager to learn more about a career in construction and the trades? Share this information with them! They’ll be able to explore careers in construction from the comfort of home with our upcoming series of virtual Q&A sessions.

Every Thursday from May 7 – June 15, Building Futures for Youth and CANS Construction Connection will host virtual Q&A sessions with successful local tradespeople and construction professionals.

Session One – Howie Doiron, Red Seal Carpenter

 For more information, please contact Alain Lefebvre, alefebvre@cans.ns.ca or 902-456-6444.

April 28, 2020 – Day of Mourning

Today, April 28, we pay tribute to all those who have died, were injured, or fell ill while at work. The Day of Mourning offers employees and employers the opportunity to publicly renew their commitment to improve health and safety in the workplace. We join people around the world in honouring individuals and families whose lives have been impacted by workplace death or injury.

CANS Office Closure – CANS Staff working remotely week of April 27, 2020

CANS staff will continue to work remotely the week of April 27, 2020, based on the advice of public health officials. All digital services remain active. Please understand there may be delays in certain CANS services but we are actively working on to keep any issues minimal. 

For more CANS updates throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, visit: https://www.cans.ns.ca/cans-covid-19-information-centre/

Virtual Commissioner of Oaths Services Now Available

As of March 16, CANS had temporarily suspended its Commissioner of Oaths services for signing Statutory Declarations. We are pleased to inform you that the suspension has been lifted and we are now able to offer members Virtual Commissioner of Oaths services for signing of Statutory Declarations. This service will begin on Monday, April 27.

CANS Gold Seal Project: Glace Bay Police Station – Lindsay Construction

Work continues on CANS designated Gold Seal Project – The Glace Bay Police Station. This project, awarded to Lindsay Construction, is one of two active Gold Seal Projects in the province.