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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
Oct
2018

IUPAT DC46 Representative in Jamaica to Build a School

In December 2017, International Union of Painters and Allied Trades District Council 46 (“IUPAT DC 46”) Business Representative Ivan Dawns was informed about the need for an Infant School to be built in Wakefield, Jamaica.  Brother Dawns proposed the initiative to the delegates of the IUPAT DC 46, and funding for it was unanimously approved.

21
Sep
2018

Decorating Rules that our Toronto Residential Painters Can Help You Break!

Whether you’ve just moved in, or you’re ready for a refresh, a coat of paint is often one of the most straightforward renovations to make to your Toronto home. But after a few minutes on Google, you might be overwhelmed by all of the rules that have been laid out by interior decorators. The good […]

20
Sep
2018

Retiree Appreciation Gala

The International Union of Painters and Allied Trades District Council 46 is excited to invite Retirees to attend a RETIREE APPRECIATION GALA, honouring their years of continuous membership with District Council 46.

14
Sep
2018

3 Jobs You Didn’t Know Were Done by Glaziers

You might think that glaziers are just responsible for installing windows, but the trade name will soon be transforming to Architectural Glass and Metal Technician to better reflect the range of work done by these professionals. Below are 3 jobs that you might not realize require the skill of a glazier.

05
Sep
2018

How to Start a Career as a Residential Painter!

Whether you are looking for a career change or starting your first career, the number of options can be overwhelming. Even if you are just looking in skilled trades in Ontario, where do you start? A career as a residential painter might be exactly what you’re looking for, and IUPAT can help you join this […]

01
Sep
2018

Stucco Repair – Do it before it Snows!

In the winter, it’s just not possible to get involved in a stucco repair project on the outside of your home, especially if it’s not simply an aesthetic fix. Besides wanting to keep up your curb appeal, leaving small cracks or holes in your stucco can actually lead to more damage down the line, especially […]

20
Aug
2018

Labour Day 2018

Where will you be on Monday, September 3, 2018?! Dear all members, Come and join us for our annual Labour Day Parade! The Parade will take place on Monday, September 3, 2018 at 9:30 am, at University Ave., north of Queen St. Come out, join in, and celebrate with your Brothers and Sisters! For more […]

31
Jul
2018

Start Drywall Finishers Training Today!

Drywall finishers are a critical part of construction and renovation teams in Ontario, especially across the GTA. As housing stock continues to expand, and people continue to invest in upgrading or renovating their existing properties, the demand for drywall finishers shows no signs of stopping. This career path could be ideal for you, and you […]

24
Jul
2018

Want to Become a Professional Painter? Here’s How!

Professional painters have the opportunity to work on a wide range of projects, from functional office walls to decorative walls in a house or condo to making the exterior of a business stand out from the sidewalk. This trade is also in high demand in Ontario, offering opportunities for growth and steady employment. If you […]

09
Jul
2018

EIFS/Stucco Apprentice Course

Attention All Members:

EIFS/Stucco Apprentice course is being offered at the IFSTC Training Centre. Please click on the course for more information and prerequisites –  http://ifstc.com/training/exterior-insulating-finishing-systems-mechanic