Merit Canada was established in November 2008 as a united national voice for eight different provincial Open Shop construction associations.
Merit Canada is federally incorporated under the Canada Corporations Act. It succeeds the Canadian Coalition of Open Shop Construction Associations which formed in 1999 to challenge the constitutionality of a compulsory union membership requirement to work in Quebec's construction industry.
Merit Canada member organizations administer the largest multi-employer benefit plan in Canada's construction industry. Training and education programs will also be provided under a newly created Merit College of Construction.
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