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09
Jul
2018

EIFS/Stucco Apprentice Course

Attention All Members:

EIFS/Stucco Apprentice course is being offered at the IFSTC Training Centre. Please click on the course for more information and prerequisites –  http://ifstc.com/training/exterior-insulating-finishing-systems-mechanic

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.

12
Jul
2016

New Training Dates for Working at Heights Course

Due to a high demand for the Working At Heights course, the OIFSC has added more dates for training:

Monday July 25, 8am – 4pm
Monday August 8, 8am – 4pm
Saturday August 20, 8am – 4pm
Monday August 22, 8am – 4pm

27
May
2015

New Working at Heights Program

Here is some important information about the new Working at Heights program offered at 130 Toro Road.

09
Mar
2015

Union Drywall Finishers Taught to Focus on Safety for Exceptional Results

When drywall finishers work with the IUPAT, they know that they will receive opportunities to learn more about how to remain safe on the job. While many safety measures are already in place and are regulated by the government, there are several ways that these construction tradespeople can further protect themselves. Some of these techniques […]

03
Mar
2015

Activism Improves Safety Measures for Union Painters and Glaziers

It’s critical that all painters, drywall finishers, and glaziers on union jobs are safe while at work. To ensure that guidelines are met, unions such as the Toronto-based IUPAT help regulate numerous elements of job sites, materials and procedures to reduce the risk of injury or fatalities. Some of the important considerations for IUPAT Trades […]

26
Feb
2015

Career Training Can Lead to High-Paying Union Jobs throughout Ontario

It’s a well-established fact that workers who are part of unions are paid more and receive better wages than those that are not supported by unions. This is one of the reasons that so many young people and more seasoned individuals who want to switch industries are interested in career training as painters, glaziers, drywall finishers and more. After all, education is the keystone to systematically advancing in a field.

12
Feb
2015

IUPAT Supports “Working at Heights” Health and Safety Training

As of April 1, 2015, there will be a new health and safety training requirement for workers on construction projects who use any of the following methods of fall protection: travel restraint systems, fall restricting systems, fall arrest systems, safety nets, and work belts or safety belts. This regulation is expected to have a large impact on the construction industry in Ontario and is implemented to significantly reduce the number of accidents resulting from falls.

11
Nov
2014

Resources Readily Available for Safety and Health Training in Ontario

Did you know that there are several resources available to keep you up-to-date on safety and health training in Ontario? As a union member, it is essential to keep up with training so you are safe while on the job. We’d like to list several resources for you here and of course, encourage you to ask questions or let us know if you need any assistance scheduling a course in your trade of expertise.

04
Nov
2014

Drywall Finishing Apprenticeships Abundant in Toronto

As you may be aware, Toronto is currently hopping with activity! New structures are being built for the 2015 Pan Am games and our newly elected Premiere is talking about upgrading schools, hospitals and other facilities. This means a great opportunity for a new career for you as a drywall taper. The IUPAT is currently seeking those who are interested in beginning a drywall apprenticeship in Toronto!