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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
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.

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.