the voice of open shop contractors

In New Brunswick alone, the construction industry employs approximately 28,000 workers.
On average 75% of these workers are employed in the open-shop sector.

Your local Merit Contractors Association is recognized as the voice of open-shop contractors throughout New Brunswick.  Merit is a not-for-profit organization comprised of local contractors working together for the good of the industry.  With such membership benefits as an affordable national group benefit plan geared toward the construction sector, a training fund for members to draw from, and advocacy in bringing together and representing the construction industry - we are here for you.  


Associations have promising potential to influence public policy at every level of government through their infrastructure and the collective voice of their members. The most effective advocacy campaigns engage members in their strategy and execution, as well as capitalize on their strengths and expertise.
Together, we are one strong unified voice.

good people deserve good benefits

Merit’s benefit plan is robust and cost-effective for our local members.  Designed exclusively with our construction industry open-shop sector in mind, our hour bank program ensures workers are covered – while on the job, between work and even during lay-offs.

Merit protects the construction industry’s greatest asset – it’s people. 

Its no easy task to create an environment that blends the modern touch of revitalization with the weathered charm of a once-forgotten neighborhood.

Group Training Fund

With membership in Merit NB, you are contributing to a program where a percentage of your membership fees are held in a fund and released back to you annually to reimburse for your completed training programs.  Your Training Fund is designed to help you cover the costs of continuing education programs for yourself and your employees.   Just another way we support our members.

merit college of construction

If you're interested in specific training programs, Merit College of Construction offers online and virtual classroom training with a vast selection of courses! Find out what online and virtual training courses are currently available for you and your employees.

Training Programs


71 Paradise Row
Saint John, NB, E2K 3H6, CA

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