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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.


17
Nov
2014

4 Benefits When You Join a Union in Toronto

If you are a worker in Toronto, or any other city in Ontario, it’s important for you to understand the benefits that can present themselves when you join a union. Currently, there are hundreds of unions that operate in a wide variety of industries, such as IUPAT, which focuses upon giving advantages to individuals who work as glaziers, drywall finishers, painters, plasterers and similar trades.

11
Nov
2014

Resources Readily Available for Safety and Health Training in Ontario

Did you know that there are several resources available to keep you up-to-date on safety and health training in Ontario? As a union member, it is essential to keep up with training so you are safe while on the job. We’d like to list several resources for you here and of course, encourage you to ask questions or let us know if you need any assistance scheduling a course in your trade of expertise.

04
Nov
2014

Drywall Finishing Apprenticeships Abundant in Toronto

As you may be aware, Toronto is currently hopping with activity! New structures are being built for the 2015 Pan Am games and our newly elected Premiere is talking about upgrading schools, hospitals and other facilities. This means a great opportunity for a new career for you as a drywall taper. The IUPAT is currently seeking those who are interested in beginning a drywall apprenticeship in Toronto!

31
Oct
2014

IUPAT Representatives Pleased with Latest Municipal Election Results, Remind Workers It’s Always a Good Time to Join a Union

The International Union of Painters and Allied Trades District Council 46 (IUPAT), headquartered in Toronto and serving all of Ontario, has officially expressed pleasure with the October 27, 2014, elections that took place throughout Ontario. Not only is IUPAT certain that those elected officials will serve with distinction and professionalism, but that they will also help look out for unionized tradespeople across the province.

30
Oct
2014

What’s It Take to Be a Glazier Apprentice?

At the IUPAT, we want to make sure that anyone interested in a new career in the trades understands why our current apprentices love what they do. So, what does it take to begin a glazier apprenticeship and why is it a good career choice? We invite you to watch and subscribe to The Russo Report on our YouTube Channel to learn more about each trade.

28
Oct
2014

How to Obtain a Trade Apprenticeship in Ontario

While many of you may be heading back to high school, others are getting geared up for your first year of college. Still, many may be trying to decide what they’d like to do. May we make a suggestion? How about a career in the trades? It’s a great way to work on projects using your hands, using your creative and physical abilities to build something that will last the tests of time. And, you start by learning more about how to obtain a trade apprenticeship nearest you in Ontario.

28
Oct
2014

Why Being in an Asbestos Union in Ontario is a Safe Career Choice

If you’re looking to get into the trades in Ontario, chances are that you may shy away from any career that has to do with hazardous materials removal. However, if you are looking for a rewarding and challenging career where you can learn to handle hazard waste materials, like asbestos, then keep reading. We’ll touch base on how training that will keep you safe on the job site and benefits that will keep you “safe” when you’re an asbestos union member in Ontario.

27
Oct
2014

IUPAT Ontario Council Gives Website a Fresh Look with New Offerings for Current and New Members

The International Union of Painters and Allied Trades Ontario Council is excited to announce a newly updated website with a fresh, clean look and new offerings for union members and those interested in joining the IUPAT. The updated look offers easier and more convenient navigation throughout the site, as well as a specially-designed area for members.

14
Oct
2014

General Foreman Wanted

Curtis Glass Company is looking for a Lead Foreman for a 6 month project commencing 10/13/14.

10
Oct
2014

Passing Away of John Tackaberry

It is with great sadness that on October 8th, our IUPAT family lost a great man, John Tackaberry. John was the Business Manager of IUPAT Local 177 in Alberta, Canada, as well as the Chairman of the Building Trades of Alberta, and a true friend and colleague to many who knew him. As quoted by his friends, “John was a man of integrity and conviction and his passion for work knew no limits.” (Robert Kucheran, GVP Canada). “His outgoing persona, his honest concern for people working around him, and his zest for life were all right there for everyone to see. He truly was a genuine human being.” (Patrick Byrne, President, DC 38). John was a great man taken too soon and our IUPAT family will miss him greatly. Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with John’s wife Jacquie, their two daughters, Audrey and Brenda, son-in-law Blair, his grandchildren, Avery and Jack, his two best friends, Cooper and Raven and the rest of their extended family.