Working at Heights Refresher Course


We are now offering the Working at Heights Refresher course. Members that have previously taken the working at heights course, and have an unexpired ticket will be eligible to register. In order to attend training, it is mandatory to have your green MOL card. Members must bring their MOL card with them, the day of training.


Online Courses through United Rentals


FTI Ontario has partnered with United Academy to offer online training courses. We are currently offering Aerial Boomlift & Scissor Lift Operator Certification and Counterbalance Forklift & Rough Terrain Forklift Operator Certification online. The hands-on can be scheduled at any United Rentals at your convenience. Some of the locations include: St. Catharines, Stoney Creek, London, Sarnia, Kingston, North Bay, Guelph, Waterloo, Oshawa and many more! To schedule your training contact our office at (416) 635-7300.


New Name, New Director!

 FTI Ontario, is excited to welcome Brian Gingras as our new Director of Training!

Brian was born in St. Catharines, grew up in the Niagara Region and currently lives in Simcoe. He has been married to his wife Gabriella for 24 years and has 4 children ranging from ages 19-36. He also has 8 grandchildren. 

Brian has been active in the field of apprenticeship, training and adult education development for the past eleven years, focusing on health & safety training/instruction, apprenticeship standards and skills development, and curriculum design. From 2009 to 2017 Brian was employed by the IUPAT International as the Canadian Apprenticeship and Training Representative for the Finishing Trades Institute International. The FTI would like to wish Brian all the best in his new position.


Working at Heights


  IHSA has been approved as a Training Provider for the Working at Heights Fall Prevention Course. This course now meets the requirements of the Working at Heights Training Standard released by the Prevention Office of the Ontario Ministry of Labour. Anyone who completed a Working at Heights course prior to March 16, 2016 will have to take the final approved version before October 1, 2017. As we are approaching the three year mark, we are starting to offer the refresher Working at Heights course. 


IM Lawrence – Lawrence Heights Revitalization Project

 Instructors from the FTI led a crew from the IM Lawrence project in installing some mirrors into a dance studio/gym.  The IM Lawrence project is a mixed income housing project aimed at revitalizing an area near Wilson and Bathurst.  More information can be found on their website here.  The FTI represented the IUPAT by donating materials and the time of some staff members to make the project possible.  This project also helps people from the community gain skills and knowledge of different career paths available in the trades. 


Glazier Pre-Apprenticeship 2016 – Glass Replacement Project


On April 15th and 22nd 2016, the IUPAT Glazier Pre-Apprenticeship program from the FTI went downtown to 60 Brant St. to learn some basic Glazing and contribute to a good cause.  Excitement was in the air as instructors Ron Leroux and Tim Duong led the Pre-Apprentices in removing and replacing 40 window panes that had been damaged over the years in the old building.  60 Brant is being renovated top to bottom and converted into a youth housing complex called Eva’s Phoenix.  This charity project is an excellent way for the Pre-Apprentices to start to learn the basics of their trade, raise awareness for the IUPAT and its community outreach, and contribute to a good cause in the community.

“The new facility at 60 Brant Street, near Spadina and Richmond, will provide housing for 50 youth aged 16 to 24 years, for up to a full year in 10 townhouses.” – Yonge Street Media link