CANS Education and Training

Providing valuable training opportunities for career and skill development, specially designed for the construction industry!

As a leader in education and training since 2005, the Construction Association of Nova Scotia (CANS) award-winning Education and Training Development program offers a comprehensive range of continuing education sessions to ensure the construction community is on top of the latest trends, technologies, legislation, regulations, and best practices in the industry.

To help members become Gold Seal Certified, all of CANS education and training courses are Gold Seal accredited. Not to mention, our courses can be delivered in several formats including workshops, seminars, e-learning sessions, private and custom training.

Gold Seal Certification

Join a growing network of over 10,000 industry professionals across Canada in the highest standard for excellence in the management of construction.

The Canadian Construction Association’s Gold Seal Program is a nationally recognized certification for project managers, superintendents, estimators, foreman, construction safety coordinators and owner’s project managers.

All CANS education and training courses are Gold Seal Certified. Learn how you can become Gold Seal certified through CANS!

Ever wonder what it takes to become Gold Seal Certified?

Find out the answers to all your Gold Seal questions through webinars hosted by the Canadian Construction Association (CCA).

• Do I qualify to write the Gold Seal exam?

 • Do I need more experience or training?

 • What information do I need to apply?

 • What is the application process through the online portal?

Corporate Private Training

CANS moves beyond its public education and training offerings to provide customized corporate private training solutions, exclusive to our members. Tailor any course offerings/programs (and more) to suit your organization’s needs. Training can be delivered at CANS in one of three classrooms, or a location of your choice. Employees can also attend training remotely via CANS Connect, our virtual training room.

LEARN MORE: Click here to learn more about CANS Corporate Private Training options.

“The CANS’ team worked closely with us to customize and deliver MS Project® training that worked for our organization. CANS helped identify and assess our training needs, then tailored content and facilitation to fit our culture and demanding schedule. CANS provided all of the services and support needed to help us meet our intended outcomes. Thanks to the training provided we were able to enhance our work processes and increase the competitiveness of our organization.” 

Funding Opportunities

CANS education is proud to partner with the Province of Nova Scotia DLAE Workplace Innovation and Productivity Skills Incentive (WIPSI) Program to provide our eligible CANS members with a 50% discount on all CANS Education Programs (some exclusions may apply)

Not only does this initiative save you money — it will help you stretch your training budget further, ultimately strengthening your team and ability to compete in an increasingly competitive market.

To learn about WIPSI eligibility requirements or to apply, click HERE.

CANS Education Team

Kerri Miller

Program Manager, Education & Training

Responsible for management of CANS Education and Training Development Program.

For questions about CANS Education, contact Kerri.


Wendy Winters

Education & Training Lead

Responsible for coordinating the day-to-day execution of CANS educational programming, as well as assisting with Gold Seal administration.

For general education questions, Gold Seal inquires, or assistance with registering for courses, contact Wendy.

902-468-2267, ext. 716