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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.


02
Mar
2017

Residential Painters Have the Opportunity to Beautify Toronto

There’s no doubt that Toronto is a beautiful city. Residential painters who make up our union membership have the opportunity to make it even more stunning. It’s a wonderful way for them to increase the aesthetic appeal of their hometown.

27
Feb
2017

How Asbestos Removal in Ontario Works

By now, most property owners in Ontario know that having asbestos on site is dangerous. Asbestos, a once popular material, fell out of favor when its link to cancers and respiratory problems came to the public’s attention. Yet many people wonder how the process of asbestos removal works. The IUPAT is serious about helping you […]

23
Feb
2017

Promotional Advantages Exist for Professional Drywall Taper Workers

Many people hesitate to join a trade because they worry that there might not be promotional opportunities. This is actually far from the truth, and a common misconception. In fact, many trades offer amazing chances to grow and develop for people who are willing to work hard. Take, for instance, drywall taper workers.

20
Feb
2017

Canada’s Ban of Asbestos Prompts Removal Needs in Ontario

As we’ve discussed multiple times on our IUPAT blog, asbestos removal is some of the most important work that our members do in and around Ontario. Asbestos has been linked with terrible physical and psychological health problems, including lung-related cancers. In an effort to reduce our society’s collective risk factors, the Canadian government announced in […]

01
Feb
2017

Possible Taxation of Employer Provided Health Benefits

The Federal government is considering taxing employer provided health benefits. This means that members may have to pay increased income taxes on the benefit plans.

19
Jan
2017

Sedation Dentistry Eases Appointments for Younger and Older Patients

Are you one of the estimated millions of people who has a fear of going to the dentist? It’s a common concern that we hear at the Dental Centre located next to the IUPAT. Many patients are very nervous, some to the point that they make appointments and but can’t bring themselves to walk through the door. If this describes you, it’s time to find out about sedation dentistry.

13
Jan
2017

Recruitment Is Strong for Hazmat Technician Professionals!

Have you ever considered becoming a Hazmat technician? It’s definitely a hot employment area around Toronto and the rest of Ontario. In fact, Bruno Mandic, Business Manager, and other IUPAT executives are getting a lot of interest in and questions about this field.

12
Jan
2017

Is It Time to Visit a Dentist in North York?

When was the last time you visited a dental provider? Has it been more than nine months or a year? Dentists recommend that you make and keep appointments to get your teeth and gums checked and cleaned annually. The good news is that if you are behind on your dental visits, or you don’t have a family dentist, the IUPAT and Union Health and Dental Centre can help! The Union Health and Dental Centre are now actively accepting patients for their dentist in North York, on 130 Toro Road beside the IUPAT offices. Call them today to set up an appointment, and get all the benefits of regular dental care for you and your family.

09
Jan
2017

From the Drywall Taper to the Asbestos Worker, Trades Are Undergoing an Exciting Evolution

Is it an evolution or revolution? Whatever you call it, the trades are continuing to grow at faster-than-average paces. This means we’re constantly in need of more people who want to become drywall tapers, asbestos workers, glaziers, hazmat techs, etc. The big question is why? What makes the trades so attractive to so many individuals across a wide range of ages and career stages?

06
Jan
2017

Pleural Mesothelioma Patient Survey for Painters

The team at Lung Cancer Canada (Canada’s only national charity focused on lung cancer) is looking for your input. Part of their role is to support public funding for drugs that treat lung cancer. Currently Avastin is being considered for pleural mesothelioma.