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Merit Contractors Association is a not-for-profit organization that elevates and represents industry partners and open shop construction workers across Alberta.

Like you, we’re proud to be part of this industry. We believe our members deserve to have access to the best construction training, group health benefits and HR tools, so they can achieve the highest level of growth. It’s our way of giving back to an industry we’ve been part of for more than 30 years.



Join us as we host an Evening of Excellence – A Night to Celebrate the Construction Industry. This year’s event will up the ante on this prestigious annual event. Attendees will enjoy a night of entertainment featuring a full-scale performance by The Jim Cuddy Band.

As one half of Blue Rodeo’s award-winning song writing duo, Jim Cuddy has one of the most recognizable voices in Canadian music thanks to hits such as “Try,”  “5 Days in May,” and “Bad Timing.”  In 1998, in between Blue Rodeo projects, Jim released his first solo album (All the Time) and hit the road with The Jim Cuddy Band. He has since recorded three more albums.

Merit is proud to have The Jim Cuddy Band join this evening of celebration to highlight what skilled trades mean to Alberta. Attendees will enjoy an amazing concert as well as recognize honourees for their achievements.



They will also hear from Olympian and keynote speaker, Cassie Campbell-Pascall. After an inspiring presentation at the 2019 Awards, high demand led the team to invite her to return to join the celebration in 2020.

It is an honour to celebrate those in the construction industry and who work tirelessly to ensure our roads are smooth; infrastructure is secure and our homes are built to the highest standards. This evening is our thank you to those who dedicate their time and talent to the skilled trades.

Merit members can submit their nominations until April 15, 2020. Categories and submissions are listed on the Awards page.

To purchase tickets click here: TICKETS 

To review sponsorship opportunities, the Sponsorship Prospectus available for download here: Awards Prospectus 

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Merit provides industry-leading benefits, quality education and unwavering advocacy to meet the needs of our members. The result is better, safer workers who trust that we’ll always have their backs.


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