Merit Contractors Association provides benefits, training, and human resource tools to the construction industry. Merit has over 1,300 member companies employing over 45,000 people across Alberta.

We are proud to provide a benefit program tailored to the specific needs of the construction industry.

The Merit College of Construction is an accredited training institution with a rich history of training programs. Training is provided through classroom experience, online, and with various accredited partners across the province.

Training Coordinator

Merit's College of Construction is hiring a new Training Coordinator. Reporting to the Director of Merit College of Construction, this position is responsible for the coordination of activities involved in the successful delivery of Merit training programs and events to Merit Contractors Association members and the industry at large.

To learn more click HERE.


Project Planning and Cost Control Seminar

March 2-3, 2015 in Calgary

March 4-5, 2015 in Edmonton

This two day in-class course is designed to provide participants with a working knowledge of the process of planning a project from the beginning to end, utilizing ways and means of monitoring, saving, and controlling costs.In addition, participants are expected to complete an online assignment.







Benefit Plan Video

Construction Contract Law Seminar

The Construction Contract Law course is designed for construction owners, managers, estimators and supervisors to develop an understanding of contract law as it relates to construction.  In this 2 day course, learners build practical skills on how to effectively and proactively deal with conflict situations and avoid litigation. The course will also review other construction related law such as the builder’s liens, collecting debts, bonding, insurance, environmental law and safety law.


2014 Story of the Year by the Journal of Commerce

Critical Shortage of Labour

To read the article, including comments by Line Porfon, Merit's Vice President of Government Relations, click HERE.

Canada-Alberta Job Grant

The Merit College of Construction has many courses eligible for the Canada-Alberta Job Grant. For grant details and course information, click HERE.