Merit Ontario Vision

Our Mission

To represent and support the growth of open shop construction by encouraging sound business practices and ensuring a fair and competitive marketplace for construction in Ontario.


Our Core Purposes

  • Advocate and support sound legislation and regulation which is fair to both open shop employers and their employees.
  • Provide human resources services and programs that meet the needs of open shop companies and contribute to the well-being of their employees and their families.
  • Provide education and support for our members to encourage sound business practices and keep them informed on open shop issues.
  • Promote construction industry jobs as attractive career options and support the development of a safe, stable, and appropriately skilled construction industry workforce.
  • Promote workplace harmony, where open and closed firms collaborate and work as partners.


Our Values

  • Safety As Our Top Priority
  • Transparency, Integrity and Professionalism In All We Do
  • Equitable Treatment for all Employees
  • Open and Fair Working Conditions
  • Entrenched Employee Rights