EXCELLENT WAGES

HVACR mechanics are highly skilled, professionally educated and in great demand. With both emerging technologies and stricter environmental legislation, HVACR mechanics are specially trained to be experts in the trade

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CONTINUOUS GROWTH INDUSTRY

The HVACR industry is one of the fastest growing sectors in the construction trades. Advancements in the way heating and cooling systems are both developed and installed will continue to dramatically change in the coming years.

LIFELONG PROFESSIONAL REWARDS

Becoming an HVACR apprentice is the first step to a very rewarding lifelong career. Only the most qualified candidates are selected for this program and are made available for hire to ORAC and UA Local 787 contractors.

EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES

HVACR mechanics are highly skilled, professionally educated and in great demand. With both emerging technologies and stricter environmental legislation, HVACR mechanics are specially trained to be experts in the trade.

ORAC

  • The Ontario Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Contractors Association (ORAC) has Collective Agreements with Local 787.
  • The Local 787 bylaws and the UA Constitution extend full authority of the JTAC to establish, amend and supervise the provisions of the Apprenticeship Standards.

JTAC

  • The Joint Training and Apprenticeship Committee (JTAC) provides education through apprenticeship and continued programs to the heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVACR) industry.
  • The JTAC is appointed as a Local Apprenticeship Committee (LAC) by the Director of Apprenticeship as provided in the Trades Qualification and Apprenticeship Act.
  • JTAC is responsible for the administration and operation of all apprenticeship training and journey person upgrading programs offered to the membership of Local 787 of the UA.

UA Local 787

  • United Association HVAC and Refrigeration Pipefitters Local Union 787 represents over 3,500 members throughout the Province of Ontario.
  • The work they perform is in the air conditioning, refrigeration and mechanical systems industry.
  • This includes ICI construction, residential construction and the service & maintenance sectors.