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Sign Writers/Industrial Units

Sign writers design and create signs that are on display at shops, businesses and company vehicles. They prepare and lay out designs and lettering, and measure and calculate letter sizes and graphics.


Fireproofers develop solutions that protect individuals, property, homes and buildings from fire damage.

Epoxy Floor Workers

Many industrial sites, warehouses, and commercial buildings rely on epoxy floors to maintain clean and safe conditions for workers, equipment, and inventory. Epoxy floor workers coat concrete floors with epoxy, as well as other liquid materials to ensure the floor can withstand heavy and continuous use.

Polyurethane Workers

Polyurethane is often used to increase energy efficiency in homes.Byplacing reflective plastic coveringsover polyurethane foam in the roof, sunlight and heat will bounce away, helping the house stay cool while reducing energy consumption. Polyurethane workers help install polyurethane in homes.

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Recent Posts

Best Practices for Painters and Glaziers during Covid

Best Practices for Painters and Glaziers Continuing Their Training

IUPAT Team • July 28, 2020

As we go back to a “new normal” under COVID-19, some training centres, such as IFSTC (Interior Finishing Systems Training Centre) and FTI (Finishing Trades Institute Ontario) have started back up. Mandatory Health and Safety programs for on the job are offered at IFSTC, and Working at Heights and apprentice classes for painters and glaziers are


Working at Heights Training Deadline Extension

IUPAT Team • March 30, 2020

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.

Union Benefits Extend to Families and Communities

IUPAT Team • March 06, 2020

Unions were formed to give workers a collective voice to fight for better wages, working conditions and benefits. It’s no surprise then, that those hard-won union benefits also support families and communities as well.

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