Merit Industry Job Link

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Merit Ontario represents the most reputable and respected employers in trades sectors across Ontario. Merit's commitment to Safety and Training standards are second to none. 
If you are interested in a trades electrical, plumbing, HVAC, Carpentry or Network Cabling Apprenticeship, Merit Employers hire directly through the 


Register and become part of the sector in demand.



Our Employers are looking to hire Licensed Trades people & Apprentices


Merit supports its member employers meet the demand in the sector for people interested in good jobs. aproximately 70% Skilled trades industry has access to new hires through Openshop job board.


Register for Free OpenShop Open House in your area 

Toronto on Thursday Jan. 22nd at 6:30 PM

Brampton on Thursday Jan 29th at 6:30pm


 Register below or call 1-877 217-4410






No Experience No Problem

 GETTING STARTED IN A TRADE?  If Training Is required we can recommend a recognised training facility so that at the completion of your training you have the skills required by industry.


The Openshop Job Board must meet Ontario’s  standards for safety, where our Merit employers hire.

”Companies just can’t afford to hire people without experience, because they don’t succeed. Its great that Merit Ontario sets standards for training for its recognized training facilities.
-Steven Myers a proud Merit Electrical Contractor


“The people from the Openshop job link are excellent, and the Merit Job Link Program is the only place I hire. . I don’t hire from anywhere else.
-Louis Santos Plumbing Contractor.

image001.jpg“My people and their success is the most important thing for the success of my business. The Apprentices we have hired from the Open Shop program have set a new standard for entry level people in my company. I believe in training and my journeyman are excited to work with these apprentices. This gives my company an advantage.  Merit Contractors only hire Apprentices and Journeyman from the Merit Ontario Job Board.”  -Dominic Matina.



Merit Openshop Contractors Association of Ontario is a not-for-profit association representing open-shop or non-union construction companies across Ontario. Open-shop or Merit contractors represent over 70% of Ontario’s construction workforce, although many people believe that construction labour is primarily union. As a result, the interests of the majority of contractors are often unrepresented at the governmental and public policy levels.

Individually these companies are not united and do not have a strong voice representing their interests to government. Merit Ontario’s purpose is to promote the interests of Merit employers and their employees by providing human resource services and advocacy. Although Merit contractors represent the majority of the construction industry, without Merit Ontario, they would have very little representation, services or benefits.

Merit employers believe in delivering the best possible human resource practices, especially a commitment to group benefits, retirement plans and training in order to develop a loyal, safe and highly skilled workforce. Many small businesses can’t access or afford a strong benefits package such as the Merit Hourbank plan that we provide. The Merit affinity programs also represent savings in purchases for Merit businesses, their employees and their families.

Our Goal for the Merit Joblink:

To support the industry through the creation of links that support contractors, accross the province, by linking our members with qualified journeyman, apprentices and pre-apprentices through the Openshop Joblink. The open shop job link supports OEL, Merit and CLAC Union signatory contractors meet their Human Resource needs.

Our Values:

Safety As Our Top Priority

Transparency In All We Do

Integrity In All We Do


Equitable Treatment For All Employees

Open and Fair Working Conditions

Entrenched Employee Rights

Equitable Hiring For All Employees

"To Promote, Strengthen and Represent the Electrical Industry in Ontario"




Merit Ontario Job Board.