Welcome to our blog for IUPAT Ontario. We are 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 about topics that are of interest to you.

June 19, 2020

Sweatshirt and Buffs Pickup

Please stop by the Toronto office on Wednesday, June 24th or Thursday, June 25th between the hours of 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm to pick up your sweatshirt and buffs if you haven’t received one.

June 05, 2020

Government Assistance Programs and Benefits During COVID-19

With the uncertainty of job security and monthly payments, there are lots of questions surrounding what financial programs are available to assist IUPAT members.

Below, we’ve outlined some government assistance programs that IUPAT members can apply for if they are eligible.

May 21, 2020

Health and Safety Training from FTI

The FTI is now offering health and safety training for the courses: Working at Heights, Power Elevated Work Platform, WHIMIS.

May 15, 2020

Construction Sites Reopening on May 19

The Government of Ontario has announced that all construction operations will resume on Tuesday, May 19 as part of Stage 1 of Ontario’s three-stage reopening plan.

May 12, 2020

Health and Safety Practices on Construction Sites

Due to the COVID-19 virus, Ontario has been in a State of Emergency for over a month now. As of May 4, 2020, some essential construction projects have reopened.

May 01, 2020

Ontario Construction Consortium Newsletter March/April 2020

Ontario Construction Consortium is pleased to present their newsletter FRONTLINE, for March/April 2020. The newsletter will update you on OCC initiatives and events.

April 06, 2020

Canada Emergency Response Benefit Application Portal

The application portal for the Canada Emergency Response Benefit is now open. Find out if you’re eligible, and how to apply here.

March 30, 2020

Working at Heights Training Deadline Extension

As part of the Ontario government’s continued efforts to support the construction industry through this period, the Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development and the Office of the Chief Prevention Officer will be announcing an extension for existing Working at Heights worker certifications.

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