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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.


20
Feb
2014

Why Ontario Contractors Should Use IUPAT Commercial Painters

Have you ever found yourself looking for a quality commercial painter in Ontario? If you’re a contractor and need a job done well and right the first time, then you should contact the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades.

12
Feb
2014

Start a New Career with Training in the Trades

The beginning of the year typically lends itself to newness. Some may be thinking about how to earn more money; some may think about losing weight while others may consider whether it’s time for a new career. If the latter one applies to you, why not consider a rewarding career in the trades?

01
Feb
2014

Select Your Apprenticeship Program to Learn Your Skilled Trade

If you like working with your hands and feel you have a knack for using your creative abilities in industries like construction, then it’s time to learn more about apprenticeship programs.

23
Jan
2014

Construction Job Opportunities Looking Promising for IUPAT Union Members

If you have been following our Facebook page, you may have seen one of our latest videos from The Russo Report where our Business Manager, Joe Russo, discussed upcoming construction job opportunities for 2014. If you missed it, we thought we’d offer a quick recap with assurances that job prospects in the Toronto job market are looking up.

11
Jan
2014

Union Safety and Training Awards Announced

Union safety and training is very important to all of us here at the IUPAT. We work hard to ensure that our members remain up-to-date on the most recent changes in safety procedures and require mandatory safety classes as part of our trade members’ continuing education program.

24
Dec
2013

Free ESL Classes Available from IFSTC

IFSTC will be hosting another ESL evening class to our union members starting January 27, 2014.

This program is specifically designed for those who do not have a basic understanding of the English language and will benefit the learner as the program delivery will include grammar exercises and word attack skills using Drywall Industry, WHMIS and Fall Protection related content.

17
Dec
2013

How to Get an Apprenticeship

With all the talk lately on our website about how to join a Union, we thought we should take a quick moment to talk about how to get an apprenticeship in Ontario. The IUPAT focuses on the construction trades including residential and industrial painters, drywall finishers, glaziers, EIFS mechanics and stucco workers, asbestos removers and sign writers. All of these are in- demand fields.

10
Dec
2013

NEW Prescription Drug Card Effective September 3, 2013

For many years now, IUPAT members have been asking for a “drug prescription card,” so that pharmacies could be paid directly for prescription drugs. Effective for all drug purchases commencing September 3, 2013, all IUPAT Ontario members in good standing will be issued a drug prescription card. With the card, the Trust Fund will apply generic pricing which means that your coverage will be limited to the generic equivalent included on a covered drug list, referred to as the Manulife Managed Formulary (MMF).

01
Dec
2013

IUPAT Announces Scholarship Winners

D.C.46 BM/ST Joe Russo presents a D.C. Scholarship in the amount of $2,000.00 to Brandon Marshall. Brandon, who is studying science at Trent University in Peterborough, is the son of Local 1891 member George Marshall (pictured next to his son). Ewelina Luczko, the daughter of Local 1891 member Marian Luczko, also received a scholarship. Ewelina is studying environmental engineering at the University of Waterloo.

05
Nov
2013

How to Join a Toronto Construction Union

The International Union of Painters and Allied Trades is a large and strong construction union in Ontario that supports industrial and residential painters, glaziers, drywall finishers, sign writers, asbestos removers and Stucco and EIFS Workers.