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Yes. All individuals who work on a construction site must wear approved safety boots/shoes in accordance with the Ontario Health & Safety laws.

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Although not a common situation, the answer is yes. The only conditions are:

  • You have informed the Local (that you are a member of)
  • You have received instructions from the Union representative on obtaining information regarding the company with the intent to eventually unionize the non-union contractor
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IUPAT has approximately 600 contractors in the various trades throughout Ontario. The Union acts as a referral for members once an employer requires people with the skills to fill the employers’ needs. Most Locals require their members to call weekly and put their name on an out-of-work list and as the employer calls for workers, we send the person with the employers’ requirements to that contractor.

Other circumstances may include a hiring hall procedure in some locations in the province or members may canvass our contractors for employment. The Union only requests that in the event a member does find employment, that the Union is contacted and a referral slip will be sent to the contractor outlining the worker’s wages.

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Absolutely! District Council 46 and some of the other Locals in Ontario represent workers in the manufacturing facilities of windows, doors, signs, bus shelters, moulding manufacturers, billboards, auto dealerships, industrial waste facilities, and health care workers, just to name a few.

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It’s very easy! Visit your nearest office for the Ministry of Training, Colleges, and Universities (MTCU), and request information on the trades. The Ministry will outline your options and requirements. Or, call one of the IUPAT training facilities for more information. IFSTC offers apprenticeship training for drywall finishers, EIFS/stucco workers, and hazmat technicians. FTI offers apprenticeship training for painters and glaziers.

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Our reputation as a trade Union is to provide our contractors with the best qualified workers in the industry. We request that you are a registered apprentice or the holder of a qualified journeyperson certificate issued by MTCU. However, we encourage all workers to call us to learn about one of our trades and become a member.

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You have a couple of options.
1) you can challenge the exam at the MTCU for the specific trade you wish to hold a certificate or,
2) call the training centre that offers your trade of interest and following an interview, we will direct you as required.

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Absolutely nothing! An administrative processing fee is applied that will also pay for your monthly dues up to 6 months in advance that is tax deductible at the end of the year. Following the administration fee, there is a monthly dues collection that maintains your membership. Call your Local Union office near you for details. Remember, all payments are tax deductible!

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Joining the Union provides many benefits for you and your family. Our goal is to provide our members with good wages and benefits in a competitive industry to accommodate a higher standard of living that is deserved by all Canadians. As a member of the Union, you are able to take advantage of medical, dental, prescriptions, life insurance, pension at retirement, training at no cost, workplace safety, and protection on the job.

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Most definitely! We welcome women into the trades we represent and there are numerous success stories of women in all of our trades.

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Yes it does! District Council 46, Toronto has representatives that speak the following languages; Spanish, Croatian, Greek, Turkish, Italian, Portuguese, French, Polish and others. If you require immigration legal services, we are able to refer you to a reputable legal counsel. All inquiries are confidential!

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Yes. All individuals who work on a construction site must wear approved safety boots/shoes in accordance with the Ontario Health & Safety laws.

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Although not a common situation, the answer is yes. The only conditions are:

  • You have informed the Local (that you are a member of)
  • You have received instructions from the Union representative on obtaining information regarding the company with the intent to eventually unionize the non-union contractor
Category: About the Union

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IUPAT has approximately 600 contractors in the various trades throughout Ontario. The Union acts as a referral for members once an employer requires people with the skills to fill the employers’ needs. Most Locals require their members to call weekly and put their name on an out-of-work list and as the employer calls for workers, we send the person with the employers’ requirements to that contractor.

Other circumstances may include a hiring hall procedure in some locations in the province or members may canvass our contractors for employment. The Union only requests that in the event a member does find employment, that the Union is contacted and a referral slip will be sent to the contractor outlining the worker’s wages.

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Absolutely! District Council 46 and some of the other Locals in Ontario represent workers in the manufacturing facilities of windows, doors, signs, bus shelters, moulding manufacturers, billboards, auto dealerships, industrial waste facilities, and health care workers, just to name a few.

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There are so many other organizations we are affiliated with. Visit the following sites for more information:

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