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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.


27
Nov
2018

Vacation Pay Cheque Pick Up

Due to the ongoing problems at Canada Post, the Union has decided to hold all vacation pay cheques.

12
Nov
2018

Start Your Career Now Brochure

Curious about what drywall finishers, glaziers, painters, EIFS/stucco worker, and hazmat workers do? Download this brochure and find out!

26
Oct
2018

Stucco Range Hood: Repair the Image of Your Toronto Kitchen

Sometimes investing in a Toronto fixer-upper is the best bang for your buck. With the real estate markets remaining hot, you can look into buying a home and then upgrading it on your own, with some help from IUPAT tradespeople. The kitchen can be a particular eyesore, especially if it’s out of date. When taking […]

19
Oct
2018

Toronto Residential Painters Can Demystify Low or No VOC Paint

If you’re choosing paint for your home, you might feel overwhelmed by all of the choices and the technical language might leave you feeling confused. And what about Low VOC Paint? What does that even mean? Do you need it? Our residential painters in Toronto can help you to understand your options and help you […]

12
Oct
2018

How to Fund Your Drywall Taper Training

Changing careers or entering the workforce for the first time can involve a lot of work, and that’s before you even get a job. Between paperwork, picking up your tools, and arranging your schedule to accommodate your classes, you have a lot to do before you get started in your classes. The good news? You […]

09
Oct
2018

IUPAT DC46 Representative in Jamaica to Build a School

In December 2017, International Union of Painters and Allied Trades District Council 46 (“IUPAT DC 46”) Business Representative Ivan Dawns was informed about the need for an Infant School to be built in Wakefield, Jamaica.  Brother Dawns proposed the initiative to the delegates of the IUPAT DC 46, and funding for it was unanimously approved.

21
Sep
2018

Decorating Rules that our Toronto Residential Painters Can Help You Break!

Whether you’ve just moved in, or you’re ready for a refresh, a coat of paint is often one of the most straightforward renovations to make to your Toronto home. But after a few minutes on Google, you might be overwhelmed by all of the rules that have been laid out by interior decorators. The good […]

20
Sep
2018

Retiree Appreciation Gala

The International Union of Painters and Allied Trades District Council 46 is excited to invite Retirees to attend a RETIREE APPRECIATION GALA, honouring their years of continuous membership with District Council 46.

14
Sep
2018

3 Jobs You Didn’t Know Were Done by Glaziers

You might think that glaziers are just responsible for installing windows, but the trade name will soon be transforming to Architectural Glass and Metal Technician to better reflect the range of work done by these professionals. Below are 3 jobs that you might not realize require the skill of a glazier.

05
Sep
2018

How to Start a Career as a Residential Painter!

Whether you are looking for a career change or starting your first career, the number of options can be overwhelming. Even if you are just looking in skilled trades in Ontario, where do you start? A career as a residential painter might be exactly what you’re looking for, and IUPAT can help you join this […]