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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.


31
Jul
2018

Start Drywall Finishers Training Today!

Drywall finishers are a critical part of construction and renovation teams in Ontario, especially across the GTA. As housing stock continues to expand, and people continue to invest in upgrading or renovating their existing properties, the demand for drywall finishers shows no signs of stopping. This career path could be ideal for you, and you […]

24
Jul
2018

Want to Become a Professional Painter? Here’s How!

Professional painters have the opportunity to work on a wide range of projects, from functional office walls to decorative walls in a house or condo to making the exterior of a business stand out from the sidewalk. This trade is also in high demand in Ontario, offering opportunities for growth and steady employment. If you […]

09
Jul
2018

EIFS/Stucco Apprentice Course

Attention All Members:

EIFS/Stucco Apprentice course is being offered at the IFSTC Training Centre. Please click on the course for more information and prerequisites –  http://ifstc.com/training/exterior-insulating-finishing-systems-mechanic

19
Jun
2018

How Drywall Finishers Can Help After a Flood

Whether it’s your basement, your kitchen, your laundry room, or your bathroom, flooding in your house can cause a big mess. There can be a lot of work to do, depending on the severity of the flood. It’s important not to underestimate the potential damage to your home, especially to your walls! Drywall finishers can be […]

12
Jun
2018

2018 District Council 46 Scholarship Award!

We’re proud to announce that we are once again presenting 2 scholarships to children and grandchildren of IUPAT District 46 painters, drywall tapers, glaziers, hazmat workers, and stucco workers. If you have someone in your family who is considering pursuing further education, please encourage them to apply for the scholarship! Read on for more information. […]

05
Jun
2018

Workplace Safety, Parental Leave, and Other Things that Union Jobs Brought to Canada

Wondering why we still need unions today? Wondering what unions have done for people in the past? Unions have helped to take a unified message from a group of workers and amplify it, making workplaces safer, more inclusive, and fairer. What people sometimes forget is that the work of unions like the IUPAT doesn’t just […]

04
Jun
2018

Ontario Provincial Elections Are Coming. Make Sure You Vote to Protect Union Jobs!

Ontario has a series of elections coming up! No matter what your political affiliation is, or which issues are the most important to you, the most important thing is to vote!

04
May
2018

Residential Painters Get Toronto Condos Move-In Ready

Moving into a new condo can be great, unless you move into a space where the wall colours are less than ideal. Toronto condos can be small, and the paint colours can make a big difference in making your space feel more open, bright, and warm. When you start with the right wall colours, it […]

27
Apr
2018

Toronto Drywall Finishers Can Contact New IUPAT Tipline

Toronto Drywall Finishers are important members of the IUPAT family. The work that they do is foundational to creating beautiful finished homes, and restoring beautiful historical plaster work. We want to make sure that these valuable union members, alongside their brothers and sisters across the IUPAT have a way to keep their job sites safe […]

24
Apr
2018

Bill 148: What Does it Mean for IUPAT Members? Part 2

Bill 148, also known as “A Plan for Fair Workplaces and Better Jobs”, received royal assent on November 27, 2017. Many of the changes that Bill 148 covers have been in effect since January 1, 2018, but some of them are still coming into effect at the present. In the previous post, we covered changes […]