Merit Canada is the national voice of Canada’s open shop construction sector.

We stand for workplace democracy, accountability and transparency.

We exist to ensure that Canada’s 1 million open shop construction workers have the ability to work in their chosen trade, without forced affiliation with a labour union.

We advocate for open tendering and fairness in support of the thousands of open shop contractors that are building Canada.

Championing Construction During the COVID-19 Recovery

The COVID-19 pandemic is unprecedented in its impact on everyday life, health and the economy. Provincial governments have responded in differing ways, and Merit Canada supports the actions of public health officials and elected leaders.

But now is the time to get infrastructure projects moving, to support a robust, national economic recovery. See our plan for Building Significant, Shared and Sustained Prosperity HERE.

Our Issues

Merit Canada, representing more than 70 per cent of Canada’s construction industry— has a five-pillar plan to unleash significant, sustainable and shared prosperity for all Canadians as we enter a new decade. The five pillars are:

  • Investment, Trade and Growth
  • Open and Fair Government Procurement
  • Responsible Resource Development
  • Building Enabling and Sustainable Infrastructure
  • Skills, Training and Education