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Merit Contractors Association of Newfoundland and Labrador is a NOT-FOR-PROFIT association established in 1992 that is comprised of local open-shop (non-unionized) contractors working together for the good of the industry. We are an industry association that can provide a robust and cost-effective group benefit plan to our members through our affiliation with the national benefit provider - OpenCircle.

We’ve Been in Your Shoes. The big corporations have cash to buy influence. You have the company you built with your bare hands. The one you’ve put your blood, sweat, and tears into……and sometimes that just doesn’t feel like enough!!

We know. We’ve been there. In fact, Merit was born out of the 1982-85 recession that strangled our country. The founding contractors were fighting against pressures that had destroyed the workforce and depressed wages. Their goal was to provide a better standard of living for their employees while improving the standing of our industry. They realized they could only meet those goals by cooperating and banding together.

Today, Merit NL believes that when employers treat their employees like family - with respect and with the benefits they’ve earned - small businesses succeed.

Alone, our voices weren’t enough, but together, we’ve created something amazing. JOIN US in support of your business, your employees and our open-shop industry.


We’re a group of open-shop contractors that are committed to achieving the highest level of safety, quality, training, and productivity for our employees.

If you think comprehensive health benefit programs, retirement planning and career training are vital, you’re one of us!


YOU are all about quality. WE are too. That’s why we offer only exceptional services and opportunities for our members.

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    Employee Benefit Plan

    Your business can’t thrive until your employees do. We offer comprehensive benefit plans at price points that accommodate the unique needs of your industry and your employees. With the backing of Canada Life as our insurer, you will have the peace of mind that your team has the best safety net available today.


    Member Programs

    Scholarship Program
    Training Refund Program
    Referral Program
    Perks Program



    We understand the importance of a highly skilled and competitive workforce. That's why we have partnered with those that understand the business to develop and deliver training that is relevant and meaningful. From construction skills to supervisory training, our training programs are designed to meet the changing needs of the construction industry and its workers.


At Merit NL, we strive to provide our members with the best services we can to help them succeed.
We currently have over 60 member companies that employ over 900 hardworking people across NL.
Here are some local NL companies that have the Merit advantage in their business.

Employee Benefits

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H.J. Bartlett Electric Inc

Since 1991, H.J. Bartlett Electric Inc. has been dedicated to providing expert, qualified, cost effective electrical contracting services to businesses and residents throughout Newfoundland and Labrador.


Since 1990, H & F Electrical Limited has been dedicated to providing our valued customers with reliable products and services. We are COR and Merit certified and our professional team can support a range of services to meet your requirements.


446 Newfoundland Drive, Suite 213
St. John's, NL A1A 4G7
Call: (709) 576-3748
Fax: (709) 576-3749
Email: merit@merit-nl.ca
Twitter: Merit_NL

446 Newfoundland Drive, Suite 213
St. John's, NL A1A 4G7
Call: (709) 576-3748
Fax: (709) 576-3749
Email: merit@merit-nl.ca
Twitter: Merit_NL