Why Join?


Merit is Canada’s premier association that provides industry-leading benefits, quality education and unwavering advocacy for Canada’s open-shop construction industry and its partners.

Merit is well-constructed

Merit National is a not-for-profit organization that represents and elevates open-shop construction workers and industry partners across Canada. Like you, we’re proud of our industry. We’ve made it our mission to advance the construction industry and advocate open-shop values. Today, we proudly support Canada’s construction industry and those that support it.

Join Canadian companies with Merit

We provide our valued members, along with their employees and families, with a wide range of essential services including:

 Benefits tailored exclusively for the open-shop construction industry and its partners.

Education and scholarships that encourage a skilled, competitive and robust construction workforce.

Leadership and Advocacy that supports open-shop competition principles,  while continuously examining policies and legislation

Programs that increase workforce participation in underrepresented populations in the construction industry. 

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Is your company in the construction / maintenance / heavy construction industry with a workforce of at least three full-time field employees?

Protect the well-being of your employees

We’re dedicated to the enhanced well-being of our people. Administered by Merit Benefits, our benefit plans are designed exclusively for Alberta’s construction workers, industry partners, and their families. 

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"Merit effectively supports the growth of our business and the entire construction industry by providing quality benefits, impactful education courses, and a strong voice for the construction industry. As a result, Merit has become a very important part of the team at Allied Projects."
Kyle Anheliger CPA, CMA - Allied Projects Ltd