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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.


24
Nov
2016

Why Asbestos Removal in Ontario Is Still Necessary

You might be surprised to learn that asbestos removal is still a popular, and needed, concern in Ontario. Many people assume that all the asbestos in buildings was removed a long time ago. Unfortunately, that’s just not the case.

17
Nov
2016

Toronto and Ontario Commercial Painters Play Important Part in Property Facelifts

Buildings, like every other type of structure, can fall into disrepair or at least become dated-looking. Not only does this ruin their perceived appearance, but it can negatively affect property values of the neighbourhood. In order to bring older business properties into the modern era, Toronto and Ontario’s commercial painters are frequently asked to step in and offer their expertise.

10
Nov
2016

All Glazier Jobs Deserve the Work of Trained Professionals

If you’re not familiar with the job of our country’s unionized glaziers, take a moment and look up… or out. Glaziers work with glass in all capacities, from the windows that allow you to see breathtaking views of Toronto, to the glass partitions that divide sections of your workplace in ways that are creative and attractive. For these reasons, it’s essential that all glazier jobs are handled by trained professionals.

10
Oct
2016

7 Drywall Finishers’ Job Secrets You Didn’t Know

Drywall is one of the most common types of construction material, and it’s probably surrounding you right now if you’re living in a modern or remodeled home or office building.

07
Oct
2016

Save Big to Win Big with Union Power

Union Power Insurance is a specialty brokerage that offers extremely competitive rates to trade union members. And, to help spread the word on how much they can save our members, Union Power is putting up a free trip to Vegas worth $2,500. To enter, all you need to do is book a quick, free, no-obligation estimate.

07
Oct
2016

Toronto and Ontario Union Workers Know Taping Drywall Is Harder Than TV Makes It Look

By now, we’re all pretty aware that reality television is hardly reality. This holds true for all types of shows, including the do-it-yourself (DIY) handyman programmes.

03
Oct
2016

8 Benefits of Union Jobs

Have you considered joining a union or seeking a career path that includes a union job. There are many advantages to becoming part of a union such as the IUPAT.

26
Sep
2016

Look Around Ontario; You’ll See Why Stucco Is Never Out of Style

If you’re planning to spend a lot of time traveling this autumn, or you simply travel because of work or pleasure anyway, take a look at the exterior of corporate buildings, healthcare and government facilities, and homes across Ontario.

29
Aug
2016

What Personal Traits and Experiences Are Necessary to Snag Toronto Glazier Jobs?

Go through the city of Toronto and you’re going to notice tons of glass in the forms of windows, panels, doors and more! All of those glass pieces were installed by professionals known as glaziers. But who gets to become a glazier? And how do you know if you have what it takes to snag glazier jobs?

26
Aug
2016

IUPAT Painters Union to Donate to Jane-Finch Community Through “Back Pack Project”

Young people in Jane-Finch are once again receiving a special surprise thanks to the IUPAT painters union whose members represent various trades including painting, drywall taping and glazing. Workers of the IUPAT are collecting back packs and monies for school supplies to give to Jane-Finch youngsters in time for their return to the classroom. In partnership with the Firgrove Tenants Association, the IUPAT will also give out five $5,000.00 scholarships to support several high school students to further their education. These will be awarded on the basis of positive community involvement, rather than academic achievement.