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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.


09
Nov
2015

Tips for Staying Healthy for Toronto Painters

Toronto painters have very demanding jobs. This makes it important for every painter to take care of himself or herself.

22
Oct
2015

Canadian Federal Election Results Look Positive for Union Jobs in Toronto

The results of the 2015 Canadian Federal Election are in, and the votes represented a winning Liberal majority. For those holding union jobs in Toronto and all of Ontario, this is some of the best news we could receive, as it promises advantages to workers who want to be able to support themselves and their families in a progressive environment.

19
Oct
2015

How Families Benefit When a Worker Joins a Toronto Drywall Union

When a drywall worker joins a Toronto union, there are immediate benefits for him or her, such as access to training and support. However, there are advantages to joining a drywall union that extends to family members as well. These are often benefits that aren’t immediately considered, but definitely have far-reaching effects.

12
Oct
2015

Commercial Painters Are Helping to Modernize Toronto

As you look around Toronto, you’ll probably notice that there are signs of modernization across the cityscape. Even older buildings are being revitalized thanks to the help of many workers, including commercial painters. In fact, commercial painters’ work is often the most noticeable upgrade that you can see.

30
Sep
2015

Workers with Union Jobs in Toronto Need to Get Involved in the October 19 Election!

On October 19, 2015, Canada will hold elections. This is a critical junction for our country, as well as for all those workers who hold union jobs in Toronto and other cities. The trajectory of our communities’ futures truly depends on who wins and who loses. This is why the IUPAT is supporting a national movement called the “I’m Getting Involved Campaign”.

28
Sep
2015

Toronto Painters and Other Union Job Holders: Are You Ready for the Upcoming Elections?

When it comes to Canada’s elections, we encourage every union member to take this event seriously. To that end, IUPAT has joined forces with Let’s Build Canada to empower, educate and represent workers from all provinces. By having all the information you need, we believe that you can make wise choices at the polls, bringing strength to the union and the community.

01
Sep
2015

Dental Clinic Now Open

We’re excited to announce that our Dental Clinic is now open! It is located at 130 Toro Road in Toronto, adjacent to the Union Hall. Members can call 1-844-375-6225 to book an appointment today and receive special offers.

13
Aug
2015

Signs a Drywall Finishing Career Could Be Right for You

Are you just starting out in the working world, but unsure of what you want to do with your life? Or are you at a point in your career that you feel it’s time to make a change? Either way, you may want to consider a future in drywall finishing as a drywall professional.

29
Jul
2015

Did You Know These Facts about Toronto Commercial Painters?

If you’re not part of the commercial painting union (ie. the IUPAT), you may not realize that there’s a lot of interesting facts about commercial painters!

28
Jul
2015

IUPAT Unveils Toronto Health and Dental Centre for Construction Union Members

To further its mission to support, educate, inform and protect members who hold union jobs, the Toronto based IUPAT has announced a new Union Health and Dental Centre. Located at 130 Toro Road in Toronto, adjacent to the IUPAT’s Union Hall, the Union Health and Dental Centre officially opens August 4, 2015 for D.C. 46 and other construction union workers and their families.