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University First Class Painters:
Student Painting Franchises in Canada!

We are one of Canada's leading companies for

Student Summer Employment

Our top summer position:  




This position provides students with high level training and a position that has them in a summer role that provides a wealth of experience and benefits:


  • A resume builder second to none
  • Providing high level skill development
  • Personal growth
  • Financial benefits that are exceptional
  • A position to grow with each year of your degree
Quick Contact the UFCP Experience

University First Class Painters has positions available for most major and many smaller centers in Canada.


Our system has provided a safety netted experience of entrepreneurship for thousands of University Students. 





Top level training, industry leading online management and estimating tools coupled with our system of mentorship with industry experienced professionals insures our student entrepreneurs to have the tools and day to day guidance necessary for their success.

British Columbia
Offering some of the best summer positions for students throughout the lower mainland of Vancouver, Vancouver Island (Victoria, Nanaimo, Courtney, Duncan and Parksville) and towns of the Okanagan Valley (Kelowna, Penticton, Vernon)
The economy of Alberta provides great summer jobs for our students in Calgary, Edmonton, St.Albert, Sherwood Park, Red Deer, Lethbridge and Medicine Hat.
We have rewarding summer positions for students in Regina, Saskatoon, Winnipeg and Brandon.
Great summer employment for students throughout the GTA, Mississauga, Oakville, Burlington, Hamilton, St Catherine's, Niagara, Kitchener-Warerloo, London, Kingston, Ottawa and many other towns and cities in Ontario
Atlantic Canada is our oldest region of operation. Providing great summer employment to Students through out Nova Scotia (Halifax, Truro, Bridgewater, Wolfville and Antigonish/ New Glasgow), New Brunswick (Moncton, Saint John and Fredericton) and PEI for over 30 years.
We are currently not servicing the Quebec market. We are always looking for qualified individuals to develop new territories. If you think you are that person apply today as a regional manager.
Work Hard Play Hard
Our franchise managers and staff work very hard throughout the summer working long hours to achieve their success. At the end of the season our top managers have some well deserved fun in the sun.
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Executive Management Program
The EMP program is our top level training for our returning managers. Developed to give the participants a high level view of the business and the opportunities. This training provides insight into long term strategies for young students.
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Award Winning Managers
Throughout the summer managers, painters and marketers are recognized for their achievements. The manager of the month and weekly recognition for top performers culminate in our National awards night whereby regional and National awards are given to the best of the best.
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    Adam Senuik -
    UFCP White Rock, BC

    “Being a Franchise Manager at UFCP has given me real life experience in marketing, sales, HR, management and how to create something that is constantly improving. Because of this, I am now confident to enter countless jobs that I wouldn’t have been ready and qualified for before.”

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    Austin Mackenzie -
    UFCP Charlottetown, PEI

    “Being a franchise manager for University First Class Painters is my first real job and it has boosted my confidence in the workforce! I got to apply marketing knowledge from school and saw first hand that profits are made based on how hard I worked.”

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    Avery Birch -
    UFCP Dartmouth West, NS

    My experience at UFCP has been nothing short of amazing. The skills, attitude, and professional experience I have gained are unparalleled from any other opportunity available as a student. Running your own business is never easy, but UFCP shortens that learning curve to a single, high achieving, summer. I would recommend this opportunity to anyone looking for more out of their degree.

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    Bennett Gaskin -
    UFCP Halifax West, NS

    “UFCP has been a great opportunity for me to use what I am learning in school and apply it to the real world while helping me financially to continue my education!”

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    Carter Huebner -
    UFCP Leduc, AB

    “My experience with UFCP this summer has been a great learning curve. UFCP has taught me how to manage and operate a small successful business. This job teaches you how to manage employees, deal with clients, quote and sign jobs, and learn about all the different paint products. This is a self driven job where no one is gong to tell you what to do everyday, you have to learn and find out what works for you. It has been a great experience and I’m looking forward to next year.”

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    Clayton Meeres -
    UFCP Victoria, BC

    “I have always had a desire to be my own boss. Becoming a manager with UFCP had allowed me to do just that. They have given me all necessary practical training and education to become a successful manager. More importantly there is a big support network of people who have gone through starting a business that you can count on to help you with all questions you will have day to day.” 

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    Cory Bryck -
    UFCP Newmarket, ON

    There is nothing more rewarding than working for yourself. Until I became a franchise manager, I had never worked at any job where my role and earning potential were only limited by my own drive and ability. University Painters has given me an opportunity to grow as a professional and a person, and has helped me develop the skills necessary to tackle any challenges the future may hold.

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    Dawson MacAuley -
    UFCP Southwest Regina, SK

    “Being a Franchise Manager with UFCP has been an incredible opportunity, loaded with a tonne of learning experience. I have been forced out of my comfort zone many times, as the amount of responsibilities that fall on our shoulders doesn’t compare to a regular, hourly waged summer job. I firmly believe that I am better prepared for the rest of my school years, as well as my future work, as a direct result of this work.”

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    Derek Gates -
    UFCP Bridgewater, NS

    Being a UFCP Franchise owner gave me the opportunity to develop as an individual while growing a successful painting business. It allowed me to learn essential skills in human resources, managing people, sales and customer relations. Working with UFCP has provided me with valuable experience that I will use throughout my career. 

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    James Fisk -
    UFCP Calgary North Central, AB

    “Being a UFCP franchise manager has helped me tremendously business wise, and as an individual. The things I learnt, and experienced are priceless for the pure value they hold to me. As I look towards the future, and what it might have in store for me, I know that I will be ready. Thanks in large part to the UFCP program and how much they help you to push outside of your comfort zone. It was exactly what I needed.”

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    Jon Rees -
    UFCP Burlington, ON

    UFCP provided me with a great opportunity this summer. I learned everything necessary to effectively operate my own business. UFCP provided a tremendous amount of support throughout the season and I would recommend this experience to all students.

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    Jordan Lisacek -
    UFCP Oakville, ON

    I was searching for a job that allowed my level of ef- forts to dictate my level of growth and success. As an 18 year old, very few opportunities were available that meet such stan- dards. UFCP allowed me to run my own business and deter- mine my own success. If you take the initiative, this position will lead to high personal achievement and great accomplishments.

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    Justin Allain -
    UFCP Moncton/Shediac, NB

    “UFCP is an amazing platform for individuals interested in running a business no matter the education background one may have. This opportunity has allowed me to grow both personally and professionally, while meeting great people and making good money all at the same time!”

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    Kevan Brunton -
    UFCP Oakville, ON

    An amazing experience that I would recommend to anyone who has the opportunity to join the UFCP team.

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    Kyle Barkhouse -
    UFCP Halifax South, NS

    “Working with University First Class Painters has provided me with the greatest opportunity not only to learn about running a proper business but to learn and grow as a person. This job allows you to see the return on work you put into your business with no true limitations on the success a manager can achieve. This was my best opportunity to gain valuable business and life experience, by also making more money than any other summer job. “It is not only how hard you work, but how smart you work that makes one successful”.

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    Logan Komaric -
    UFCP Calgary, AB

    UFCP has been a great experience overall. I can’t say enough good things about the staff and support that goes with the brand name, they are all incredible. This is my 4th year managing, and it’s great to look back and see how much I’ve grown and learned from all the experiences I have had. Glad I did not pass in this opportunity.

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    Marilyn Godin -
    UFCP Saint John, NB

    Being a UFCP franchise manager opens several opportunities for the future because you get all the hands on experience you need to be successful in business. UFCP’s support system, structure and business model combined with a manager’s determination result in successful painting businesses.

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    Milton Chan -
    UFCP Richmond, BC

    “Becoming a franchise manager has helped me learn much more about business that a class will ever teach me. Getting hands on experience helped me build confidence in public speaking as well as problem solving. The amount of time you put in to your own business will show with success.”

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    Nathan Bancroft -
    UFCP Calgary, AB

    UFCP has been an incredible experience and a ton of fun. The entrepreneurial skills acquired through managing a franchise have been valuable to my future business endeavours. UFCP gives a glimpse into real world business and how things works. Being your own boss can’t be beat! The support network has been a huge part of my success and I am very thankful for all the help that has been provided.

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    Nick Bynkoski -
    UFCP Annapolis Valley

    “Being a Franchise Manager at UFCP has given me real life experience in marketing, sales, HR, management and how to create something that is constantly improving. Because of this, I am now confident to enter countless jobs that I wouldn’t have been ready and qualified for before.”

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    Patrick Sutherland -
    UFCP Edmonton, AB

    “University First Class Painters was a very rewarding experience. I learned how to start, grow, and maintain a successful company. This taught me important life skills in becoming a businessman while also improving my resume. I would recommend the job as a Franchise Manager to anybody who is motivated and willing to learn how to operate a business. Working with UFCP was a very fulfilling experience and it expanded my career capabilities.”

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    Ryan Penner -
    UFCP Langley, BC

    UFCP has been the challenge I needed. It constantly provides new opportunities and experiences that I would not be able to get in the classroom. Being able to work with a solid group of painters has been a huge blessing and I am excited for what the future holds. I will use the skills I have learned here for the rest of my life.

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    Ryan Thachuk -
    UFCP St. Alberta, Alberta

    “My experience as a franchise manager for University First Class Painters has been very rewarding. Unlike any other summer job, this position has provided me with real world knowledge, through  experiences that cannot be taught in a classroom. To be able to say that in between school, I managed a company with over fifty thousand dollars worth of production is crazy. Based on my experience, I would recommend the position to anyone. Although it has ups and downs, it is very rewarding. “

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    Sam Jennings -
    UFCP Halifax Central, NS

    Whether you are in management, engineering or even psychology it is a valuable lesson to be in charge and manage a group of people and complete a task. All in all I feel that if you’re dedicated, self motivated and want to relieve financial stress while receiving relevant life experience UFCP is the way to go.

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    Sean Dale -
    UFCP Vancouver, BC

    “Being a franchise owner with UFCP has taught me a variety of things that business school could never teach. It has shown me the hardships of running a sole proprietorship as well as the incredible benefits. The most important thing I have learned from UFCP’s support network is that “your success is equal to the amount of effort put in”. University Painters has given me the opportunity to push myself to the limits and see how far I can go in today’s ever changing business world. “

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    Shawn Niven -
    UFCP Calgary, AB

    “UFCP has been an eye opening experience to what it actually takes to run a smooth and successful business. It has given me more hands on and real life experience than all four of my years of school could give me. Through hard work and dedication you have the satisfaction and benefits of a successful business.”