Career Advancement & Promotion

MERIT Puts You In Touch with the Open Shop Industry

Merit has the insight, resources and networking available to take careers to the next level. With nearly 300 open shop contractors in Manitoba and a broad network across the country, membership opens doors for career advancement and promotion.

Our tuition refund program is one of our most popular MERIT incentives. All employees who participate in the Hour Bank Benefit Plan can apply for a full refund of tuition fees upon successful completion of their apprenticeship training and a return to their MERIT company. (Please note the tuition refund does not include association fees, books, journeyman upgrading or challenging apprenticeship exams.)

Many contractors offer to pay those tuition fees and then receive the refund themselves. It’s a great way to motivate your employees, improve their abilities and reward loyalty.

At MERIT, the benefits are built in for the next generation, too. Not only do we support your employees’ education through our tuition refund program, but we also offer post-secondary scholarships to the children of MERIT member employees!

The MERIT Contractors Association Scholarship is awarded to qualifying high school students who are residents of Manitoba, enrolling in a construction related post-secondary program and who is a member of, or has a parent who is a member of the Merit Contractors Association of Manitoba.

Contact our office and speak to a Merit representative for further information.

Networking Gets You Noticed

MERIT offers many opportunities for meeting fellow open shop contractors in your industry and those in different fields. Networking is a great way to ensure your company policies, practices and perks are competitive within your industry. Talking with other MERIT contractors can open doors to new ideas, or help you to determine if a new concept could work within your company. Join us at our Fall Social, Annual General Meeting, Employee Awards night, Golf tournament and other networking events that are held throughout the year.