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Welcome to our Union Resource Information pages. Here you will learn more about what it takes to become an apprentice or journey person in a specific skilled trade as well as read more in depth on IUPAT Ontario Union news and issues. We hope you find what you see helpful and encouraging as you share your Union career with others.


Union Jobs Allow You to Earn Money & Benefits While Getting Trained

Are you a high school student who is not quite sure what they want to do after high school is over? If you are not a fan of sitting behind a desk all day during college classes or even at a job, we encourage you to consider pursuing a career in a Finishing Trade. To get union jobs, all you need is a high school diploma or GED to get started.


Learn More about Our Trade Union History

The IUPAT in Ontario has a rich and productive history as an active Union in both Canada and the United States. Our roots dig way back to the late 1800’s where we began as The Brotherhood of Painters and Decorators of America.


Keep Current with Your Health & Safety Training

The International Union of Painters and Allied Trades in Ontario want to ensure you are up-to-date with your health & safety training requirements. Why is it so important to keep up with your training? First and foremost, we want to make sure that you get home safely after each and every workday. Whether you work outside and need to protect yourself from the heat and various elements or you’re working with any type of equipment, chemicals or other substances, it’s important that you’re knowledgeable about how to keep safe, no matter your environment.


Choose a Career in the Skilled Trades as a Glazier

The International Union of Painters and Allied Trades represents glaziers throughout the province of Ontario. Glaziers, also known as Architectural Glass and Metal Technicians, work in small two to four person shops as well as in major companies and corporations in all parts of North America, and even some that are global.


Job Opportunities on the Rise for Residential Glaziers in Toronto

Do you have experience preparing and installing glass, windows and mirrors or conducting glass repairs? Then we’re looking for you! IUPAT (International Union of Painters and Allied Trades) District Council 46, Local 1819 is looking for experienced residential glaziers to join the union in order to take advantage of upcoming job opportunities in the Toronto […]


Apprentice Jobs Readily Available in Ontario

Are you trying to decide what career path to take once you finish high school? Or, are you out of work now and are considering a different direction for work? Consider a job in the trades with IUPAT! Now is a great time to learn a new skilled trade where you’ll be able to see others benefit from your handiwork. Construction jobs are on the rise in Ontario and with an apprenticeship job, you can be right in the thick of it with secure work for years to come.


Opportunities on the Rise for Interior and Exterior Painters

According to several industry reports, new construction is on the rise creating new job opportunities for many people, including interior and exterior painters. Currently, many trade colleges are looking for ways to boost their training in order to prepare millennials for the many opportunities that lie within skilled trades.


Ontario High School Students Encouraged to Train with Trade Union

It is the beginning of a new year and the time to begin thinking about your future. As a young adult in high school, hopefully you are enjoying your time in school. If you are a junior or senior, you may be considering opportunities for higher education and job opportunities.


IMPORTANT NOTICE The 2013 Raiding Period is Here – BE PREPARED

What is the “Raiding Period”?
Once every three years, the labour law in Ontario allows for a three month “Raiding Period.” Basically, during this three month Raiding Period, representatives of some unions attempt to increase their membership by “raiding” the members of other unions.