CANS Construction Workforce Summit - Education Sessions

CANS Construction Workforce Summit - Education Sessions

Date: February 15, 2023

Time: 8:30am – 1:00pm

Location: Halifax Convention Centre (Halifax, NS)

Format: In Person

Member Price: $195.00 + HST 

Non-Member Price: $220.00 + HST

Professional Development Credits:

  • Gold Seal Credits: 1

Session 1: Industry Level Set – Construction Labour Forecasts and Trends 

Presenter: Bill Ferreira (Buildforce Canada)

Learning Objectives:

  • •  Learn more about the labour force trends that will impact the construction sector in Nova Scotia over the next seven years
  • •  Gain insight about future trends that may impact your future recruitment efforts
  • •  Boost your knowledge of federal apprenticeship development incentives for employers.

Session Two: Managing Your Human Resources During a Labour Shortage and a Hot Construction Market 

Presenter: Josee Larocque-Patton (The HR ICU)

Learning Objectives:

  • •  Hiring – How the recruiting climate has changed and tips on navigating today’s market
  • •  Retention Strategies – How to keep your people engaged and motivated
  • •  Market compensation structures, training and development incentives, and HR trends to keep you and your business competitive.

Session Three: Using Provincial Immigrations Programs to Meet Your Labour Market Needs

Presenter: Ava Czapalay, Deputy Minister of the Department of Labour, Skills and Immigration

Learning Objectives:

  • •  Learn how to use provincial programs to recruit and retain employees in the construction sector
  • •  Nova Scotia Nominee Program (NSNP) - Through the NSNP, prospective immigrants who have the skills and experience targeted by Nova Scotia may be nominated to immigrate
  • •  Atlantic Immigration Program - The Atlantic Immigration Program is an immigration program that helps employers recruit skilled foreign workers and international graduates to meet labour needs.

To register click HERE

Cancellation Policy

-Cancellations must be received no later than 10 business days prior to the course date to be eligible for a 75% refund of registration fees.
-No refunds will be issued after this date.
-If you register for the course and do not attend, you are liable for the full registration fee unless you cancel according to the terms stated above.
-If you are unable to attend after registering you may send a substitute up to and including the day of the course. Please provide a name and email address for name tag and records.
-CANS reserves the right to cancel any course and will, in such an event, provide a full refund of registrations fees. Every effort will be made to give registrants a reasonable notice of cancellation.
-No liability is assumed by the organization for changes in course dates, content, speakers, or venue.