"Our goal is to have the most expertly trained members on the safest job sites in Atlantic Canada"

2021 Training Schedule by Local Union:

Newfoundland, St. John's - Local 1984 278.8KB
Nova Scotia, Cape Breton Island - Local 1945 237.4KB
Nova Scotia, Halifax - Local 1439 280.1KB

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Zoom Meetings

We are getting ready to move some training over to the Zoom platform. Here is a helpful article and video to show you how to download and use Zoom on your computer or mobile device: External link opens in new tab or windowhttps://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362193-Joining-a-meeting


About the Director of Training

Walter MacDonald is the Director of Apprenticeship and Training (JATF) Atlantic Provinces.

Walter has been a member of IUPAT Local 1439 since 1996 and has worked in the industry as an Industrial Painter for 17 years. He served as shop steward for four years before being appointed to the position of Director of Apprenticeship and Training in 2010.

In an effort to provide quality instruction in both the skilled trades and in health and safety, he continues his education by participating in regional and international instructor development programs and also receives frequent instructor training  at  the IUPAT International Training Center in Hannover, MD.