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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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
Whether it’s your basement, your kitchen, your laundry room, or your bathroom, flooding in your house can cause a big mess. There can be a lot of work to do, depending on the severity of the flood. It’s important not to underestimate the potential damage to your home, especially to your walls! Drywall finishers can be […]
We’re proud to announce that we are once again presenting 2 scholarships to children and grandchildren of IUPAT District 46 painters, drywall tapers, glaziers, hazmat workers, and stucco workers. If you have someone in your family who is considering pursuing further education, please encourage them to apply for the scholarship! Read on for more information. […]
Wondering why we still need unions today? Wondering what unions have done for people in the past? Unions have helped to take a unified message from a group of workers and amplify it, making workplaces safer, more inclusive, and fairer. What people sometimes forget is that the work of unions like the IUPAT doesn’t just […]
Ontario has a series of elections coming up! No matter what your political affiliation is, or which issues are the most important to you, the most important thing is to vote!