International Union of Painters and Allied Trades Ontario Council | 416-630-9604   or   1-800-668-1823

Blog

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.


07
Oct
2016

Toronto and Ontario Union Workers Know Taping Drywall Is Harder Than TV Makes It Look

By now, we’re all pretty aware that reality television is hardly reality. This holds true for all types of shows, including the do-it-yourself (DIY) handyman programmes.

03
Oct
2016

8 Benefits of Union Jobs

Have you considered joining a union or seeking a career path that includes a union job. There are many advantages to becoming part of a union such as the IUPAT.

26
Sep
2016

Look Around Ontario; You’ll See Why Stucco Is Never Out of Style

If you’re planning to spend a lot of time traveling this autumn, or you simply travel because of work or pleasure anyway, take a look at the exterior of corporate buildings, healthcare and government facilities, and homes across Ontario.

29
Aug
2016

What Personal Traits and Experiences Are Necessary to Snag Toronto Glazier Jobs?

Go through the city of Toronto and you’re going to notice tons of glass in the forms of windows, panels, doors and more! All of those glass pieces were installed by professionals known as glaziers. But who gets to become a glazier? And how do you know if you have what it takes to snag glazier jobs?

26
Aug
2016

IUPAT Painters Union to Donate to Jane-Finch Community Through “Back Pack Project”

Young people in Jane-Finch are once again receiving a special surprise thanks to the IUPAT painters union whose members represent various trades including painting, drywall taping and glazing. Workers of the IUPAT are collecting back packs and monies for school supplies to give to Jane-Finch youngsters in time for their return to the classroom. In partnership with the Firgrove Tenants Association, the IUPAT will also give out five $5,000.00 scholarships to support several high school students to further their education. These will be awarded on the basis of positive community involvement, rather than academic achievement.

25
Aug
2016

Important Notice from Greg Smith

Dear Members,

Please find below an important letter from Greg Smith.

24
Aug
2016

Hamilton Labour Day 2016

Come out and join us in Hamilton for the Labour Day Parade!

22
Aug
2016

Labour Day 2016

Where will you be on Monday, September 5, 2016?

22
Aug
2016

Toronto and Ontario Men and Women Are Changing Careers to Become Commercial Painters

Changing careers can be a daunting task… or it can at least feel like that. However, it doesn’t have to be as stressful as it may seem. The truth is that many people start out on one career path, only to switch midstream. If you’re considering joining the ranks of commercial painters in Toronto, Ontario, take heart: Many men and women have done the same thing before you, even if they aren’t right out of school.

15
Aug
2016

Health Concerns Emphasize Need for Professional Ontario Asbestos Removal

Many buildings throughout Ontario contain asbestos, and that equates to a huge need for asbestos removal processes. No matter what you may have heard, it is important to never contemplate removing asbestos yourself. Instead, it’s critical to hire a professional asbestos removal worker. Why? One of the biggest reasons relates to health.