Frequently Asked Questions

Why should I join the Merritt & District Chamber of Commerce? 

The purpose of the Merritt & District Chamber of Commerce is to help build and develop the local business community. Joining the Chamber is also an effective way to grow your network. 

Has the Chamber undergone new management?

The Chamber has undergone new directorship, will be swearing in new directors shortly, and have two Co-op students helping propel the Chamber forward. 

What are some projects the Chamber is working on?

The Chamber is working with the Nicola Valley Farmers' Market to host a Street Market and the Chamber is also looking to start networking events, such as business after business, on a more regular basis.

What is the Chamber's relationship with the Nicola Valley Institute of Technology?

The Merritt & District Chamber of Commerce have a partnership with the Nicola Valley Institute of Technology. The Chamber reaches out to businesses to inform them of student work opportunities and taps into the Nicola Valley Institute of Technology's student talent pipeline to help the city of Merritt's needs. This provides students with excellent work opportunities and businesses with an injection of energy and fresh ideas.

How does Magnet work?

The Merritt District & Chamber of Commerce have partnered with Magnet, a grant providing organization that brings together employers, students, and post-secondary institutions to create quality work-integrated learning (WIL) opportunities. 

The Magnet Student Work Placement program (SWPP) provides employers with wage subsidies to hire post-secondary students for paid work experiences. Students in turn gain quality work experience so they can secure employment in their chosen fields of study.

Follow our recruitment portal to make an account with Magnet and start your process:

I am interested in the Work Integrated Learning Initiative, what are my next steps? 

If you are interested in the WIL initiative, we encourage you to reach out to us so we can set up a meeting to assess your needs and how we can help you move forward with the WIL initiative. We can be reached at

Who should I contact if I have any questions for the Chamber?

You can make use of our flexible Office Hours which run throughout the week, or send an email to