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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.

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February 27, 2024

The Different Types of Glass and Their Uses in Glazier Jobs

When it comes to glazier jobs, the process of selecting the right type of glass is extremely important for achieving the best possible results. Each type of glass has unique properties that make it suitable for specific applications, ranging from residential and commercial window installations to glass doors, partitions, skylights, glass railings, mirrors, and glass […]

February 22, 2024

Passing Away of Joe Nesbit

It is with great regret and sadness we inform you of the passing of Brother Joe Nesbit. Service will be held on Saturday February 24, 2024 at Leaside United Church (822 Millwood Rd. Toronto ON). Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Brother Joe Nesbit.

February 22, 2024

The Different Levels of Drywall Finishing: Crafting the Perfect Wall

When it comes to creating a flawless interior, the process of drywall finishing plays an important role in shaping the overall aesthetics and quality of a space. Drywall finishing involves a multi-step process marked by different levels, each level representing a specific degree of treatment and refinement.

Hazmat Technicians
February 08, 2024

Essential Skills Every Hazmat Technician Must Have

Many people don’t realize just how important the role of a hazmat technician is. These skilled professionals are on the front lines, tasked with handling, managing, and mitigating the risks associated with hazardous materials.

February 06, 2024

S. Frank “Bud” Raftery Scholarship 2024

The IUPAT District Council 46 is proud to announce the S. Frank “Bud” Raftery Scholarship for 2024. Sons, daughters, or legal dependents of IUPAT members in good standing, are eligible to apply for scholarships within this fine program.

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February 01, 2024

A Day in the Life of a Drywall Taper: Responsibilities and Tasks

Different types of people contribute to the overall structure and aesthetics of a building. One of these roles belong to a drywall taper – someone who helps to transform basic construction into a polished work of art.

residential painters
January 29, 2024

Tools of the Trade: Must-Have Equipment for Residential Painters

Whether you’re giving a room a fresh coat of colour or transforming the entire exterior of a home, residential painters rely on a set of essential tools to achieve a flawless finish. The right equipment not only makes the job easier but also ensures a professional and lasting result.

January 25, 2024

The Advantages of Continuing Education for Professional Painters

As a professional painter, it’s very important to continue perfecting your craft. The painting industry is broad and always changing, so painters need to keep learning and improving their skills. It’s more than just putting paint on a surface; it’s about staying updated and getting better at what you do.

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