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Welcome to our blog for IUPAT Ontario. We’re excited to share up-to-date information regarding various opportunities, events, and news that are currently taking place in the skilled trades industry. We welcome your feedback and topics that are of interest to you.


20
Mar
2017

Impending Retirements Push Need for Toronto and Ontario Commercial Painters, Glaziers

Opportunity knocks in many different ways, especially for those in the skilled trades fields. That’s why we have to keep our eyes and ears open to newsworthy items like recent construction stats. By all accounts, the data shows a fascinating trend that will positively affect anyone who wants to get into commercial painting, glazing or […]

13
Mar
2017

7 Hacks You Can Learn From Professional Union Painters

We all love to get insider secrets, and painting tips are no exception. Qualified painters from the IUPAT are some of the best of the best. The next time you have a truly DIY project that requires a bit of painting, keep these hacks from unionized commercial painters in mind.

10
Mar
2017

Are You at Risk for Mesothelioma?

Mesothelioma is an aggressive type of cancer common among trades workers that starts in the lining of the lungs.  The vast majority of 500 new cases of mesothelioma diagnosed in Canada each year are caused by exposure to asbestos in the workplace. Asbestos was widely used in construction materials and many other products up until […]

06
Mar
2017

Asbestos Workers Union Members Make Toronto Healthier

By all accounts, the people of Toronto are actively focused on making the city a healthier place to live and work. From government officials to corporate entities to residents, health is a topic that’s frequently discussed. Now, asbestos workers union members are doing their part to collectively make sure Toronto is a cleaner and safer […]

02
Mar
2017

Residential Painters Have the Opportunity to Beautify Toronto

There’s no doubt that Toronto is a beautiful city. Residential painters who make up our union membership have the opportunity to make it even more stunning. It’s a wonderful way for them to increase the aesthetic appeal of their hometown.

27
Feb
2017

How Asbestos Removal in Ontario Works

By now, most property owners in Ontario know that having asbestos on site is dangerous. Asbestos, a once popular material, fell out of favor when its link to cancers and respiratory problems came to the public’s attention. Yet many people wonder how the process of asbestos removal works. The IUPAT is serious about helping you […]

23
Feb
2017

Promotional Advantages Exist for Professional Drywall Taper Workers

Many people hesitate to join a trade because they worry that there might not be promotional opportunities. This is actually far from the truth, and a common misconception. In fact, many trades offer amazing chances to grow and develop for people who are willing to work hard. Take, for instance, drywall taper workers.

20
Feb
2017

Canada’s Ban of Asbestos Prompts Removal Needs in Ontario

As we’ve discussed multiple times on our IUPAT blog, asbestos removal is some of the most important work that our members do in and around Ontario. Asbestos has been linked with terrible physical and psychological health problems, including lung-related cancers. In an effort to reduce our society’s collective risk factors, the Canadian government announced in […]

01
Feb
2017

Possible Taxation of Employer Provided Health Benefits

The Federal government is considering taxing employer provided health benefits. This means that members may have to pay increased income taxes on the benefit plans.

19
Jan
2017

Sedation Dentistry Eases Appointments for Younger and Older Patients

Are you one of the estimated millions of people who has a fear of going to the dentist? It’s a common concern that we hear at the Dental Centre located next to the IUPAT. Many patients are very nervous, some to the point that they make appointments and but can’t bring themselves to walk through the door. If this describes you, it’s time to find out about sedation dentistry.