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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.


28
Dec
2017

How Toronto Painters Can Keep It Green!

Painting can be a great way to give a room, office, or house a fresh start. Whether it’s a bright new colour, or the creation of a more calming space, we know that colour can really change the way you feel in a space. But at the end of the day, there’s probably another colour […]

19
Dec
2017

IUPAT Tip Line

As of January 1st, IUPAT will have a new anonymous tip line for all our members where they can call this line to leave a private message regarding any problems on the jobsites. This line can also be used to report non-union workers on your jobsites, workers working weekends, members being paid straight cheques, any collective agreement issues etc. Please make sure you leave detailed information on the voicemail. The number is 416-630-5180 or toll free 1-877-717-4322.

18
Dec
2017

Commercial Painting for Functional Walls in Toronto Startup Offices

Toronto is home to a growing number of startups and co-working spaces. These offices tend to borrow elements of design and style from the casual and functional office spaces of Silicon Valley tech firms, including the use of colour to affect the mood and tone of the workplace to functional walls. Using either chalkboard or […]

14
Dec
2017

Hiring: Glazier & Metal Technician Representative

The International Union of Painters & Allied Trades, Local 200, is looking to hire a full time Glazier Representative for the geographical area Ottawa and counties of Renfrew, Lanark, Glengarry, Carleton, Grenville, Prescott, Dundas, Stormont and Russell.

11
Dec
2017

Skills That Successful Stucco Workers Bring to Jobs in Toronto

With increasing trends towards using stucco in Toronto buildings, there are lots of opportunities for stucco workers across commercial and residential properties. IUPAT members bring skills developed in training and through practice. While members each bring their own experience and specializations to their trade, there are a few skills that make a particularly skilled stucco […]

04
Dec
2017

An Eye for Detail: Drywall Tapers are Foundational to a Beautiful Toronto Home

When people are thinking of projects that can have a significant impact on the look of a property, they don’t always think of drywall tapers. Drywall tapers or finishers in Toronto are a critical part of making sure that all of the little details are perfect in the interior of the home before final tradespeople […]

24
Nov
2017

Help Wanted: Glaziers

Do you take pride in your work? Join our team! We are looking for new and experienced Glaziers to start work as soon as possible. We offer: Many employment opportunities Benefits and pension Free health and safety training Free apprenticeship training We want you. Call us today for more details: Donald: 416-460-8829 Ronald: 905-327-1497

30
Oct
2017

The Impact of Climate Change on Toronto’s Hazmat Technicians

Rising temperatures, higher water levels, more severe weather and natural disasters have all been seen and noted by scientists, but the impact of these changes on hazmat technicians in Toronto and their work could be more significant than people realize. IUPAT explain why in this blog.

23
Oct
2017

Toronto Glaziers Jobs Can Keep Buildings Green

Choosing eco-friendly windows can have a huge impact on the energy efficiency and environmental impact of a building. Glaziers jobs in Toronto are ensuring that the work they do is not only great in the present, but is sustainable into the future. With new incentives for eco-friendly buildings, and more consumers keeping the environment in […]

17
Oct
2017

Important Benefits IUPAT Residential Painters in Toronto Have

If you’ve been considering taking your knack for residential painting to the next level, you may be wondering about becoming a member of the IUPAT and how that can advance your career. After all, a quick Google search will show you a massive number of people and small businesses willing to paint homes in Toronto. […]