Building Futures for Youth

The Building Futures for Youth program is designed to give high school students an opportunity to safely explore a career in Nova Scotia’s construction industry.
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Remaining stages of the 2020 BFY Program cancelled

Updated on April 22: After carefully considering all ongoing developments and public health recommendations regarding COVID-19 in Nova Scotia, we regret to announce the remaining stages of the 2020 BFY program are cancelled. This includes Construction Safety Awareness Training at NSCC and all BFY summer co-op work placements.
The Construction Association of Nova Scotia and all program partners prioritize safety above all else, and while we are disappointed, we are confident the correct decision has been made in the interest of students, families, teachers, host employers and all NS communities.
If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact Morgan Dalrymple – BFY Program Lead at  mdalrymple@cans.ns.ca or 902-817-5214.


Learn about a career in construction

The Building Futures for Youth program could be your first step towards a successful career in the trades. The program allows grade 10 & 11 students the opportunity to safely gain hands-on meaningful experience in the construction industry.  Apply today!


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As an employer in Nova Scotia's construction industry, you realize the need to develop and retain our future workforce. By investing in a summer work term, you are supporting local youth in construction, identifying potential future employees, investing in your own company's succession plan and much more! Learn more!

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