MERIT Contractors Association of Nova Scotia (MERIT Nova Scotia) was founded in 1994 and is the only provincial association whose sole membership are open shop contractors.  An “Open Shop” describes a workplace where employment is not dependent on membership or non-membership in a union.  We are a part of a Canada-wide network and a founding member of MERIT Canada. We are proud to support the open shop construction community.

In June 2020, MERIT Nova Scotia established the Nova Scotia Construction Industry Plan (NSCIP) as a response to our members’ needs and requests. Our benefits plans are comprehensive and are intended to meet the high demands of construction contractors.  We offer three levels of coverage for our Hour Bank plan, an Office Supervisory plan as well as customized plans.  Explore our website, email us or call to find out more information and how we can best protect you and your loved ones.

NSCIP Features:
  • Dental care
  • Vision care
  • Prescription drug care
  • Life insurance
  • Accidental death & dismemberment coverage
  • Long and short term disability insurance
  • Emergency Travel Assistance
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)