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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.


03
Jan
2017

New Training: Level 5 Finish

New training is available for LEVEL 5 FINISH on February 27th to March 3rd, 2017. Space is limited. Please contact Sessia at the Union 416-630-9604 or 1-800-668-1823.

03
Jan
2017

Bruno Mandic Wants to Cultivate a New Era for the IUPAT

As the new Business Manager for District Council 46, Bruno Mandic is no stranger to union trade workers. He’s worked as a tradesperson for years, and steadily built a reputation for giving back to the organization and members. Now, he’s focused on cultivating an era of openness, transparency and connection for the benefit of his fellow trades professionals in and around Ontario.

30
Dec
2016

Benefits of a Long-Time Relationship With the IUPAT Asbestos Workers Union

When you first join the IUPAT, you may not have a long-term goal in mind. For many people, such as asbestos workers, a union is an attractive brotherhood and sisterhood, but the ultimate long-time benefits aren’t fully apparent.

28
Dec
2016

Historic Ontario Stucco Preservation Requires Knowledge of Professional Plasterers

For many generations, stucco was used as a tried-and-true construction material. Currently, it’s still utilized in and the province. However, the stucco components have changed since they were first employed in Ontario, which makes repairing historic stucco structures more challenging.

21
Dec
2016

2016 Holiday Hours

Happy Holidays and Happy New Year!

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24
Nov
2016

Why Asbestos Removal in Ontario Is Still Necessary

You might be surprised to learn that asbestos removal is still a popular, and needed, concern in Ontario. Many people assume that all the asbestos in buildings was removed a long time ago. Unfortunately, that’s just not the case.

17
Nov
2016

Toronto and Ontario Commercial Painters Play Important Part in Property Facelifts

Buildings, like every other type of structure, can fall into disrepair or at least become dated-looking. Not only does this ruin their perceived appearance, but it can negatively affect property values of the neighbourhood. In order to bring older business properties into the modern era, Toronto and Ontario’s commercial painters are frequently asked to step in and offer their expertise.

10
Nov
2016

All Glazier Jobs Deserve the Work of Trained Professionals

If you’re not familiar with the job of our country’s unionized glaziers, take a moment and look up… or out. Glaziers work with glass in all capacities, from the windows that allow you to see breathtaking views of Toronto, to the glass partitions that divide sections of your workplace in ways that are creative and attractive. For these reasons, it’s essential that all glazier jobs are handled by trained professionals.

10
Oct
2016

7 Drywall Finishers’ Job Secrets You Didn’t Know

Drywall is one of the most common types of construction material, and it’s probably surrounding you right now if you’re living in a modern or remodeled home or office building.

07
Oct
2016

Save Big to Win Big with Union Power

Union Power Insurance is a specialty brokerage that offers extremely competitive rates to trade union members. And, to help spread the word on how much they can save our members, Union Power is putting up a free trip to Vegas worth $2,500. To enter, all you need to do is book a quick, free, no-obligation estimate.