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About Merit Ontario


We believe that fiscal responsibility is the obligation of all branches of government, and, accordingly, that government should award contracts to the lowest bidder qualified to perform the work.

The Merit OpenShop Contractors Association is a member driven organization representing Ontario’s open shop construction sector. We advocate and support sound legislation and regulation which is fair to both employers and employees in the areas on labour relations, apprenticeship training, worker’s compensation, and safety.

Founded in 1990 as the United Independent Contractors’ Group of Ontario (ICG), the organization began as a leading voice for fairness and transparency in construction.

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