A message from Yvette Milner, President

Dear valued member,

We are the only association in Manitoba that exclusively represents open shop contractors. We have been busy advocating on your behalf on issues at the municipal, provincial, and federal levels that impact our members. Here are some highlights of what our association provides:

  • Participation in Merit Canada, Buildforce and other organizations that influence policy at the federal level.
  • Representation on the Manitoba Employers Council, Apprenticeship Board, Labour Board and Workers Compensation Board, including Chair of Apprenticeship Board and Chair of the WCB Prevention Committee.
  • Annual wage surveys and advice on labour market issues in the construction industry.
  • Relationships with local providers of goods and services to provide you with discounts like United Training Academy, Marks Work Wearhouse, Park and Fly, Staples, and Good Life Fitness.
  • Tuition Bursary refunds and scholarships to young workers.
  • Employer and Employee engagement events such as our very well attended golf tournament, fall open house and employee awards.

It has been 3 years since we launched our new MCIP benefit plan and to-date we have 150 plus member companies representing over 3,000 employees. We are continuing to grow! Our plan offers local administration with a local benefits administrator on-site. Alona Yermilov can be contacted at (204) 259.8824 or benefits@mcip.ca for benefit issues. The Merit office staff can also answer questions regarding quotes and program options at (204) 888-6202 and info@meritmb.com..

It's a great time to be with Merit Manitoba and the MCIP benefit plan.

We are here to help.


Yvette Milner

Introducing MCIP

Our Manitoba Construction Industry Plan (MCIP) provides: Local representation, local control and great benefits! We offer enhanced products like:

  • Three levels of hour bank coverage
  • Owner/Operator coverage
  • Customized products for the construction industry

Please click here for further information or to enroll.

Member Benefits