COVID-19 Update for CANS Members – June 4, 2021

The following message was sent Friday, June 4, 2021. We encourage CANS member firms to review the relevant recommendations and follow current public health measures. 

CANS Office Update

Effective Monday, June 7, CANS office will resume offering the following in-person services however, in a modified format: print orders, the sale of CCDC & CCA Standard Documents, and the signing of Statutory Declarations.

Please note: CANS Business Centre and board rooms remain closed. 

To ensure the safety of CANS staff, our members and visitors coming into our office, only one person will be permitted entry into the main entrance vestibule. Below you will find detailed instructions on how to access our Projects & Documents services.

How to Access CANS Projects & Documents Services

Upon arrival at CANS, call 902-468-2267 ext 0. A CANS staff member will confirm your name, company, and the service you require. Wait for CANS staff to give you the okay to enter the building.

Depending on what services you require, CANS staff will instruct you on next steps. NOTE: Payment for services can be made over the phone using a credit card, cheque or EMT payment. We will not be accepting cash or debit at this time.

  • Print Orders: A CANS staff member will place your print order on the table. Please wait until they have stepped back inside the main building to enter the vestibule to retrieve your order.
  • CCDC & CCA Standard Documents: A CANS staff member will place your document order on the table. Please wait until they have stepped back inside the main building to enter the vestibule to retrieve your order.
  • Statutory Declarations:
    • Place your document(s) on the table and hold up your photo ID. The Commissioner of Oaths will issue the declaration. Once agreed, sign the document and pass it to the Commissioner through the door.
    • The Commissioner of Oaths will stamp and sign the document(s) and pass back to you in the vestibule.
    • Once the document(s) is signed by the Commissioner of Oaths and passed back to you, you can step out of the vestibule.
    • NOTE: We are still encouraging the use of our virtual Commissioner of Oaths services for signing Statutory Declarations. For more information or to book your appointment, contact Lesley Whynot at
Nova Scotia’s Reopening Plan

Nova Scotia’s reopening plan safely eases restrictions over five phases as vaccination targets are reached and case numbers and hospitalizations decline. Phases are expected to last between 2 to 4 weeks if targets are met in each phase.

Review details for all 5 phases of reopening; scroll down through each phase to learn about gathering limits, recreation activities, rules around travel and more – Phase 1 began on June 2.

Click here to access the Government of Nova Scotia’s Reopening Plan.

Current Provincial Restrictions

State of Emergency:

The provincial state of emergency has been renewed until Sunday, June 13. 

Restrictions on Travel to Nova Scotia:

People from outside Nova Scotia can only enter the province for essential travel (you’re not allowed to enter Nova Scotia for non-essential travel). You can also enter Nova Scotia if you’re a permanent resident.

Click here for more information for permanent residents, rotational workers, specialized workers, and who is exempt from self-isolation. 

COVID-19 Testing

Everyone should get tested regularly for COVID-19, even if you have no or only mild symptoms.

Book an appointment for a standard test at a primary assessment centre. Rapid testing is available without an appointment at pop-up sites. Visit the Nova Scotia Health Authority website for more information about testing.

Vaccine Information

To protect yourself from COVID-19, it is important getting vaccinated. People aged 12 and older can book appointments for the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines.

Click here to book your appointment and learn more about Nova Scotia’s immunization plan and vaccine rollout.

CANS COVID-19 Information Centre 

Looking for the latest information about COVID-19? CANS has compiled the latest information and its impact on the construction industry in our CANS COVID-19 Information Centre.

Please keep us informed to help us advocate on your behalf. Email your questions to