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.

Building Confidence in Canada – Growing National Prosperity

Monday, September 16, 2019, Ottawa—Merit Canada, representing more than 70 per cent of Canada’s construction industry—today released Building Confidence in Canada: Growing National Prosperity, a five-pillar plan to unleash significant, sustainable and shared prosperity for all Canadians as we enter a new decade.

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CLC Role Politicizes Canadian Immigration System, Creating Closed Shop Immigration System

(Ottawa) – Merit Canada is extremely concerned about the Government of Canada’s decision to grant the Canadian Labour Congress special vetting power as part of a temporary worker pilot project. According to the Government’s press release: “Potential applicants will first identify themselves to the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC), a national labour organization with many construction …

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Merit Canada joins Confidence in Canada Campaign

More than 100 business, labour and community organizations across Canada signed an open letter to Prime Minister Trudeau calling upon the federal government to ensure the Trans Mountain Pipeline project proceeds without delay. Click here to read full article.

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In some provinces and municipalities, only unionized contractors and companies are allowed to bid to work on government projects.