Are you aware of the importance the Glaziers have in the Toronto construction industry? There are several parts to a construction project, from site prep and pouring foundations to framing, hanging drywall, painting, brick laying, flooring and so many other finishing touches that give a building character and personality. Have you ever wondered who puts in the many glass windows on those high-rises, adds the beautiful stained glass features or the stunning mirrors that appear like art work in some of the most luxurious hotels, conferencing centres and corporate facilities? It’s a Glazier. Hard-working Toronto Glaziers who have the skills to make those buildings what they are today.
Adding glass to buildings seems like a pretty easy task, right? Well, becoming a Glazier takes hands-on training, beginning with an apprenticeship, and moving forward to being a full-fledged professional journeyperson. These union members go through hours and hours of hands-on training with glazing experts and classroom instruction to learn the ins and outs of the trade and perfect their skills.
It’s not “just installing a window.” It’s more about ensuring that all conditions are right for setting the window, placing the pieces correctly and more. What’s it like to be a Glazier in a Toronto union? Watch this video and find out from one of IUPAT’s own. You might be surprised how rewarding of a career field this really is.
Have we sparked your interest on becoming a Union Glazier? If so, be sure to read more about it on our website. Moreover, we suggest you check out our Join A Union page so we can put you in touch with a representative who is ready to answer your questions about training, certifications, wages, benefits and more.
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