Update on CANS Programs & Services

CANS Projects & Documents Services

Members can access the following in-person services: print orders, the sale of CCDC & CCA Standard Documents, and the signing of Statutory Declarations. Please note that we are still offering our virtual Statutory Declaration service.

Those entering CANS lobby, Business Centre or front desk area do not need to provide proof of double vaccination however, masking, hand sanitizing, social distancing, and contact tracing remain in effect.

For more information, please contact Lesley Whynot.

Other CANS Services

Other CANS services that require use of our facility beyond the front desk include meetings, training, events, boardroom bookings, and washroom access. These services require proof of double vaccination.

For more information, please contact Kaitlyn Bennett.

Phase 5 – Key Aspects

On Wednesday, Sept. 29, Premier Houston and Dr. Strang announced that Nova Scotia will move into a modified Phase 5 on Monday, October 4, with a cautious approach. While most restrictions will be lifted, some will be maintained, and border restrictions will be added for people coming from Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland and Labrador.

  • Masks will continue to be mandatory in indoor public places
  • Physical distancing and gathering limits for events hosted by a recognized business or organization will be lifted
  • The informal gathering limits of 25 people indoors and 50 outdoors will remain in place
  • Proof of full vaccination will be required for non-essential events and activities

For more information on Phase 5, click here.

Proof of Vaccination

Proof of vaccination will not be required under the provincewide protocol for employees of businesses and organizations that offer these events and activities, but it will be required for their volunteers. Businesses and organizations are encouraged to set their own vaccination policies. Any policies should take legal and ethical implications into consideration. People who are not fully vaccinated need to be able to access essential services.

The proof of full vaccination protocol and resources for businesses and organizations where it applies are available at: http://novascotia.ca/POV

For information on the Proof of Full Vaccination Protocol for businesses and organizations, click here.

Border Restrictions

Effective at 8 a.m. on October 4, everyone coming to Nova Scotia from other Canadian provinces and territories will need to complete the Nova Scotia Safe Check-in form. Their isolation will be based on vaccination status and testing. People who were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arriving do not have to isolate, but testing is recommended. People who are not fully vaccinated must isolate for at least seven days and get two negative test results in Nova Scotia to stop isolating after seven days. They must be lab-based tests, not rapid tests.

Additional Announcements

The province also announced that Nova Scotians working in healthcare and education must be vaccinated under a new COVID-19 vaccine mandate. For more information about the vaccination mandate, click here.

Families of children in pre-primary to Grade 6 in Nova Scotia’s public school system will receive free COVID-19 rapid testing kits in a move to enhance health and safety for unvaccinated children and their families. For more information about the take-home rapid testing kits, click here.

Vaccination Policies

Businesses and organizations are encouraged to set their own vaccination policies.

Not sure how to start creating your own vaccine policy? Check out this resource from Construction Safety Nova Scotia: COVID-19 – Workplace Vaccination Policy Writing Guidelines.

Mobile Vaccinations for Construction Industry

Getting vaccinated is your best protection against COVID-19. It’s the only way to ensure the construction industry, our families, friends, and communities remain safe and healthy. Your clients, customers and employees want to know you are protecting them and getting vaccinated is our best chance at ending this global pandemic.

Get Vaccinated on Your Work-Site – Public Health will come to you!

CANS and Nova Scotia Public Health have collaborated to improve vaccine uptake for workers in the construction industry with a solution that will make it easy to get vaccinated, while improving coverage rates across the province.

Mobile units are equipped for on-site vaccinations that can be easily conducted at your workplace.To set up a vaccination clinic for your workplace, please contact the appropriate public health office for your zone. (Unsure of your zone? Find your region on this map).

Public Health Contacts: 

  • Central zone – please email phczoutreachimmunization@nshealth.ca
  • Eastern zone – please call (902) 867-4500 ext. 4800
  • Northern zone – please call (902) 893-5820
  • Western zone – please call (902) 599-2402

Looking for more information about the COVID-19 vaccine? The Province has created a portal to demonstrate that getting vaccinated is safe and easy. To find resources, facts about the vaccine and learn what to expect at a vaccine clinic, click here.

Stay up to date on COVID-19

Looking for the latest information about COVID-19? Take a look at the news section in CANS COVID-19 Information Centre.