Choose a career as a Hazmat Technician

Hazmat, or hazardous materials removal workers, remove materials that are harmful to people and the environment. They respond when hazardous materials need to be located and removed. Hazmat workers play a vital role in the safety of our communities.

General requirements

Signs that you might like being a hazmat technician:

  • You thrive on organization and like to promote cleanliness
  • You care about the environment and want to remove all the toxicity from your community
  • You want to avoid a job where you sit at a desk all day
  • You like working as a part of a team
  • You want a job that pays well and has long-term benefits
  • You want a job with a projected growth for the coming decades
  • You like to work with your hands, while still using your intellect to make smart decisions
  • You enjoy a challenge

Training requirements include:

  • Grade 12 equivalency supported by a High School transcript or High School diploma (equivalent GED or CAAT also accepted)
  • Need to provide Permanent Resident Card, Canadian Birth Certificate OR a valid Canadian Passport
  • Once 3,600 hours are obtained, students must write a Certificate of Qualification exam at the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities

Hazmat workers help keep our communities clean and are on the cutting edge of eco-friendly waste removal. This role is high energy and each day is different. Do you see yourself starting a career as a hazmat worker? Contact us today. We want to help set you up for success!

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Hazmat Work Recent Posts

Hazmat Training and Certification in February

IUPAT Team • February 01, 2019

IUPAT is offering Hazmat training and certification in February 2019. Interested applicants must have grade 12 or equivalent. Canadian citizen or landed immigrant status is required. Full time employment, good wages, benefits and pension are available once you have graduated. Please call Juan Lopez at 416-805-2435 or Armindo Correia at 416-996-6528

What Hazmat Technicians Want You to Know About Asbestos!

IUPAT Team • January 18, 2019

Many people have heard about asbestos and know that it’s a dangerous material, but very few people know what it actually is. Hazmat technicians play an important role in making sure that asbestos is removed and disposed of properly. If you’re interested in pursuing a career as a hazmat technician, or are just learning more, read these 4 facts a

The Impact of Climate Change on Toronto’s Hazmat Technicians

IUPAT Team • October 30, 2017

Rising temperatures, higher water levels, more severe weather and natural disasters have all been seen and noted by scientists, but the impact of these changes on hazmat technicians in Toronto and their work could be more significant than people realize. IUPAT explain why in this blog.

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