Manitoba is introducing our new Manitoba Industry Benefit Plan (MCIP). We are happy to announce that with this change comes: Local representation. Local control and better benefits!

It also allows for some very tangible, immediate improvements including:

  • Improved service controlled by Merit Manitoba
  • Benefits administration right here in our province
  • Enhanced products like:
    • Three levels of Hour bank coverage
    • Owner/Operator coverage
    • Customized products for the construction industry

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Message from the Board Chair

A message from Yvette Milner, President

Dear valued member,

I would like to personally thank those of you who have transitioned over to the new MCIP benefit plan. To date we have 100 plus members representing over 2,000 employees who have transitioned to the MCIP plan. Our staff will continue to communicate with you through in person, zoom calls and webinars to help guide you through this process. We want to keep you as a member of our local association and encourage you to make this transition with us.

Again, the new plan offers Local administration. Local control and the benefit of remaining a part of your local association!

Some of the benefits that come with membership in your local association include:

  • Advocacy at the municipal, provincial, and federal levels on Infrastructure investment, open tendering and other issues that impact our members.
  • 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 employee awards, golf tournament and Fall open house.

These are exciting times at Merit Manitoba. We always listen to our members and know that a great local benefits plan is a big priority for you. We now have our local benefits administrator on-site. Franceska can be contacted at 204.259.8824 or benefits@mcip.ca for benefits issues. Our office staff can also answer questions regarding quotes and program options at (204) 888-6202 and info@meritmb.com.

We are here to help.



Yvette Milner

Member Benefits

Board of Directors

Yvette Milner – President (Merit Manitoba), Richard Wilson – Chair (M.D. Steele Construction Ltd), Len Neufeld – Vice-Chair (Three Way Builders Ltd), Connie Glick – Treasurer (M.D. Steele Construction Ltd), Richard Robertson – Past-Chair (Static Electric Ltd), Todd Turner (E F Moon Construction Ltd), Garth Hiebert (Dominion Divers Marine Contractors Ltd), Monique Rajotte (Western Construction Services Ltd), Joe Colbeck (Vector Construction Ltd), John Highmoor (Tri-Core Projects Ltd), Alain MacNair (Bockstael Construction Limited)

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