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

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

Government’s Support for Businesses 

Today, May 4, the Rankin government announced more than $12 million in additional support for Nova Scotia businesses hit hard by the pandemic and facing province-wide restrictions. These announcements made today are for businesses that were required to close due to this third wave.  

LEARN MORE: Click here for the full release from the Province.

Government will be deferring fees until June 30 for businesses that were required to close or were significantly curtailed by the April public health restrictions. Workers’ compensation premium payments will be deferred until the end of July.
 Businesses are asked to do everything they can to stop the spread of COVID-19 during the shutdown period, including allowing employees to work from home where possible, ensuring employees stay home if they are feeling unwell, and continuing to operate in the best interest of safety.  

UPDATED: FAQ from Construction Safety Nova Scotia 

Construction Safety Nova Scotia has updated their FAQ document with additional questions they have been receiving, in addition to questions CANS members have asked us.  

VIEW THE FAQ: Click here to learn more. 

REMINDER: Summary of Restrictions – As of April 28, 2021 

Below are the revised FAQ documents the provincial government issued on April 28. These are very detailed and comprehensive documents that may help you and your employees, so please take a close look at them.

Included are FAQs on the following:

CANS COVID-19 Information Centre

Are you looking for the latest information about COVID-19? Take a look at the news section in CANS COVID-19 Information Centre. Here you can find recent news releases from the Province and vital information that will help you and your business navigate the global pandemic. 

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