We are here for you.

The International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT) has a rich history of organizing workers and defending their rights. Dating back to the late 1800’s, we started as The Brotherhood of Painters and Decorators of America. Our reach and scope have grown and evolved to reflect the changing tides of labour laws in North America.

We stand proudly behind our patronage as an organization dedicated to you: our Brothers and Sisters in trade – our union family.

For over a century, we have worked really hard to give our Brothers and Sisters in the painting, taping, glazing, stucco, hazmat, and other trades, a higher standard of living, no matter where they work in Ontario. We are constantly striving to build a safer workplace and to influence labour laws to create a more supportive and lucrative industry.

Building a safe workplace is our strength.

Our mission fourfold is to:

  • Protect those treated unfairly in the workplace
  • Promote dignity, respect and safe workplaces
  • Regulate the amount of hours worked to improve work-life balance
  • Represent those who want to work in safe working environments

We want to improve the lives of those working in skilled trades and to give them the opportunity to be the best trained in their industry. Want to learn more? Discover more about our Community Outreach practices and how we give back to the community that built us.

Contact us today to discover the many reasons why skilled trade labourers choose IUPAT!

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We’re here to help and answer any questions you might have. Fill out the form, and our IUPAT team will be in touch with you as soon as possible.

We look forward to hearing from you!

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