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.
Many trade professionals working as glaziers in and around Toronto and Ontario are missing out when it comes to taking advantage of discounts and opportunities available to them through a glazier union membership. Not only is this short-sighted, but it can have long-term repercussions on their lifetime income and advancement possibilities. As those who have […]
No one enjoys paying more than they have to for home and auto insurance, but we all know that it’s something no one can go without. Now, Toronto and Ontario painters who are members of IUPAT can save more of their dollars by bundling their home and auto insurance using a program that’s been created […]
The Ontario Liberal Party has maintained provincial control of the Government of Ontario for more than a decade, and one of their policies has great importance for those who anticipate seeking union jobs in Toronto, Ottawa, Hamilton and cities throughout the rest of the province. That policy is to attract new employers, as well as […]
Many IUPAT members have been asking what will be done with our building at 130 Toro Road now that we have moved into our new facility right next door. Well, the building at 130 Toro Road continues to house the OIFSC training centre which provides painting, glazing and health and safety training for our apprentices and members. The training centre will expand a bit to house a new classroom with 20 new state of the art computers to help train our members.
When drywall finishers work with the IUPAT, they know that they will receive opportunities to learn more about how to remain safe on the job. While many safety measures are already in place and are regulated by the government, there are several ways that these construction tradespeople can further protect themselves. Some of these techniques […]
It’s critical that all painters, drywall finishers, and glaziers on union jobs are safe while at work. To ensure that guidelines are met, unions such as the Toronto-based IUPAT help regulate numerous elements of job sites, materials and procedures to reduce the risk of injury or fatalities. Some of the important considerations for IUPAT Trades […]
It’s a well-established fact that workers who are part of unions are paid more and receive better wages than those that are not supported by unions. This is one of the reasons that so many young people and more seasoned individuals who want to switch industries are interested in career training as painters, glaziers, drywall finishers and more. After all, education is the keystone to systematically advancing in a field.
On Saturday, February 7th, MPP Mitzie Hunter held her 2nd Annual Youth Career Fair at Centennial College.
As high school students around Canada who are in their final year begin to prepare for life after graduation, many are concerned that traditional colleges and universities are not the right fit for them. It’s certainly the case that not every person needs to go to a four-year program based on classroom learning; instead, hundreds of thousands choose to go into skilled trades training.
As of April 1, 2015, there will be a new health and safety training requirement for workers on construction projects who use any of the following methods of fall protection: travel restraint systems, fall restricting systems, fall arrest systems, safety nets, and work belts or safety belts. This regulation is expected to have a large impact on the construction industry in Ontario and is implemented to significantly reduce the number of accidents resulting from falls.