CANS Projects

The Construction Association of Nova Scotia (CANS) knows the vast majority of our members rank projects and tenders as the most important service or program CANS offers.

CANS offers the most comprehensive projects and tendering service in Atlantic Canada – ensuring our members have the best business advantage.

Your Membership Includes:

  • 24/7 access to plans on CANSnet (exclusive to CANS Members),
  • Industrial-scale, on-demand printing at competitive prices,
  • CANS Construction Reports: Open Tenders, Bid Results + Awards and Pipeline*,
  • Commissioner of Oath on staff to sign Statutory Declarations during business hours.

*Are you receiving your weekly CANS Construction Reports? Make sure you are on our email list, contact your profile admin, or CANS directly. To see the most up to date projects list log on to CANSnet regularly.

Tender Library

CANS Tender Library provides members with:

  • A list of open tenders or projects that are currently open for bidding, including all federal and provincial government tenders and some private tenders
  • An inventory of current/closed projects, dating back to 1999
  • Up to date bid results and awards once the projects closes
  • A list of potential or up coming construction projects, sourced from city and town minutes, newspaper articles, and building permit reports.

The Tender Library includes information from all Atlantic provinces – Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick and Newfoundland & Labrador.

To access CANS Tender Library, click here. Please note you must be logged in to view the library.

Printing and Scanning

At CANS, your membership pays. CANS is now offering lower printing and scanning prices to save our members money. Pick it up, ship it or have it delivered, it’s your call.

Document Printing and Scanning Pricing:


CANS is a leading provider of CCDC and CCA standard documents.

What is CCDC?

The Canadian Construction Documents Committee (CCDC) is a national joint committee responsible for the development, production and review of standard Canadian construction contracts, forms and guides. Formed in 1974 the CCDC is made up of volunteer representatives from:

  • Public-sector owners
  • Private-sector owners
  • *The Association of Consulting Engineers of Canada
  • *The Canadian Construction Association
  • *Construction Specifications Canada
  • *The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada

*Committee policy and procedures are directed and approved by the four constituent national organizations.

CCDC guides are products of a consensus-building process aimed at balancing the interests of all parties on the construction project. They reflect the recommended industry practices.

Order CCDC Documents from CANS

Click here for a list of CCDC documents and/or order CCDC Documents from CANS.