Urgently needed: People to resolve construction disputes

CanDACC is looking for a diverse group of construction professionals who would like to work part-time as adjudicators. Engineers, project managers, architects, quantity surveyors, lawyers and others who have at least 10 years of construction experience and have an interest in adjudication may apply. 

Building Construction – Highlights for Nova Scotia from July 2023

The following statistics were released by the Province’s The Economics and Statistics Division on September 18, 2023.

Applications for the next cohort of the Atlantic Trade Accelerator Program (TAP) are now open

The Atlantic Trade Accelerator Program (TAP) has opened applications for its next cohort, beginning in January 2024. TAP is an innovative initiative designed to accelerate the strategic development of your business and to better prepare you for expansion into international markets.

Public input wanted on Province’s proposed building code amendments

Nova Scotians are invited to provide written comments on proposed amendments to the Nova Scotia Building Code Regulations. The proposed changes to the regulations were released on August 14. The amendments are needed to adopt the national codes as the new minimum standards for construction in the province. The deadline for public comments is Friday, September 29.

Share your input! Province seeks feedback on proposed accessibility standard for buildings, outdoor spaces

Nova Scotia is developing its first accessibility standard with the goal of addressing barriers to accessibility in buildings and outdoor spaces.

This public review will ensure Nova Scotians have opportunities to share feedback on the proposed standard work. The Accessibility Act requires the involvement of persons with disabilities, the public and private sectors, and other community members in the development of accessibility standards.

CANS office will be closed for Labour Day, September 4

We ask that our members plan accordingly for this temporary break in CANS Services.

CANS staff will return to the office on Tuesday, September 5, 2023, with our regular business hours of 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Special Update: Inclement Weather Forecast – Hurricane Lee

As we approach hurricane season in Nova Scotia, we’re asking all members to prepare and be diligent to meet all safety precautions during an inclement weather event. Please refer to any special weather alerts or statements issued by Environment Canada for more information.

Notice // Self-Serve Diesel Surcharge set at 40% as of Friday, August 11

Effective 12:01am Aug 11, 2023, the Surcharge for self serve diesel fuel will be set at 40.0% for all TANS dispatched trucks paid by the tonne/kilometre,  cubic metre/kilometre or per axle hourly rate.  It is also in effect for all Contractors trucks, or TANS Trucks designated as contractor trucks, paid by the tonne/kilometre or cubic metre/kilometre.

Call for Nominations: 2023 CAF-FCA Board of Directors

This is a great opportunity for those who want to be involved in setting the organization’s strategic direction and overseeing its work on behalf of Canada’s apprenticeship community.

Nominations are open for the 2023 Apprenticeship Awards of Excellence

These awards recognize the importance and investment of industry employers, journeypersons, educators, instructors and mentors who believe in and understand the value of apprenticeship training.