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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.


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.

25
Aug
2016

Important Notice from Greg Smith

Dear Members,

Please find below an important letter from Greg Smith.

24
Aug
2016

Hamilton Labour Day 2016

Come out and join us in Hamilton for the Labour Day Parade!

22
Aug
2016

Labour Day 2016

Where will you be on Monday, September 5, 2016?

22
Aug
2016

Toronto and Ontario Men and Women Are Changing Careers to Become Commercial Painters

Changing careers can be a daunting task… or it can at least feel like that. However, it doesn’t have to be as stressful as it may seem. The truth is that many people start out on one career path, only to switch midstream. If you’re considering joining the ranks of commercial painters in Toronto, Ontario, take heart: Many men and women have done the same thing before you, even if they aren’t right out of school.

15
Aug
2016

Health Concerns Emphasize Need for Professional Ontario Asbestos Removal

Many buildings throughout Ontario contain asbestos, and that equates to a huge need for asbestos removal processes. No matter what you may have heard, it is important to never contemplate removing asbestos yourself. Instead, it’s critical to hire a professional asbestos removal worker. Why? One of the biggest reasons relates to health.

05
Aug
2016

Diversity Is a Hallmark of Toronto and Ontario Commercial Painters

One of the most positive developments in the trade of commercial painting is the way that it has become so diversified. Today, commercial painters throughout Toronto and Ontario come from every walk of life. This helps add to the breadth of skill, talent and wisdom that makes a team of great commercial painters. It also shows that commercial painting has become a well-respected opportunity for individuals who want careers that are uniquely satisfying, offering security through active union membership and representation.

02
Aug
2016

Top 7 Reasons Toronto and Ontario Commercial Painters Love Their Professions

Have you ever noticed that Toronto and Ontario commercial painters seem to really like the work they do? This isn’t by accident. In fact, there are several great reasons that those who have chosen the path as commercial painters like coming to their job sites day after day.

25
Jul
2016

Do You Know the Types of Gear Worn and Used by Toronto, Ontario Commercial Painters?

You’ve no doubt seen commercial painters throughout Toronto and Ontario. What you may not have taken notice of is the gear they wear and use for their trade – and there is quite a lot for safety and security! The next time you see one of our expert union commercial painters in action, check and see which of the following items they have with them: