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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
Mar
2019

Shortage of Skilled Workers Opens Doors to Meaningful Apprenticeships

The path to success often begins with opportunity meeting preparation. For Canadians seeking careers in skilled trades as commercial painters, drywall finishers, or glaziers, opportunity is most certainly knocking.

22
Mar
2019

A Family of Unionized Members Works to Support Working Families

Much like a family pulling together to protect and provide, the family of a union works in unison to improve conditions for members, their communities, and society as a whole.

19
Mar
2019

How Unions Help All Workers – Unionized Worker in Canada More Likely to Have Retirement Benefits Than Non-Unionized Worker

A unionized worker in Canada stands to enjoy a number of benefits that aren’t available to workers not covered by a collective agreement, including better wages and working conditions, as well as a more equitable employer/employee relationship.

18
Mar
2019

Health and Safety Instructors Wanted

If you are an experienced Health and Safety Instructor, we are looking for you!

08
Mar
2019

Looking for Glaziers

IUPAT is looking for experienced and new glaziers.

26
Feb
2019

How Unions Help all Workers: The Collective Voice

Speaking with a collective voice, how unions help all workers is by bargaining for higher wages, benefits and working conditions, efforts that help all Canadians and their communities.

22
Feb
2019

Painting Provides Career Opportunities and Opens Doors to Other Prospects

When considering a trade for a career, choosing to become a residential painter or commercial painter opens the door wide to a number of related opportunities and growth.

20
Feb
2019

Canadian Workers’ Rights Weren’t Given, They Were Won by Their Unions

It has been a long journey for workers’ rights and the distance has not been covered without its ups and downs, triumphs and setbacks. Yet, the Canadian labour movement continues to move forward with the arc of history leaning towards giving workers a collective voice to secure better wages, working conditions and benefits. How unions […]

01
Feb
2019

Hazmat Training and Certification in February

IUPAT is offering Hazmat training and certification in February 2019. Interested applicants must have grade 12 or equivalent. Canadian citizen or landed immigrant status is required. Full time employment, good wages, benefits and pension are available once you have graduated. Please call Juan Lopez at 416-805-2435 or Armindo Correia at 416-996-6528 for more information.

01
Feb
2019

Upcoming EIFS Apprenticeship Course

There is an upcoming EIFS Apprenticeship course offered at the IFSTC training centre on April 1, 2019. This course will run for 10 weeks. For more information and to register, please click on the link here: http://www.ifstc.com/training/exterior-insulating-finishing-systems-mechanic