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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

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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 Halifax South, 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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    Chris Bastow -
    UFCP New Westminster, BC

    UFCP gives you basic framework and recipe in order to run your own business. As a result, this gives you the opportunity to gain valuable work experience compared to most summer jobs. What’s nice about this opportunity is if you are an individual that’s very motivated, you can be rewarded for it.

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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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    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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    Jarod Newcombe -
    UFCP Annapolis Valley, NS

    I have been thrilled with my experience with UFCP. I was challenged regularly, and able to learn a lot from my 2 years as manager. Being back in the classroom I am able to relate the theory I’m learning today to the practical experience of running my own painting business, which is a major benefit!

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    Justine Becker -
    UFCP Fort Saskatchewan, AB

    UFCP has brought me life business experiences that I never knew I needed. It challenged me in ways that school never has and it has given me hands on, real life lessons that I will keep with me for the rest of my life. Being a franchise manager has taken me out of my comfort zone and has pushed me toward a better future. I am proud to be a part of such an amazing company and to get the opportunity to work with so many self driven individuals. I cannot wait for what is to come!

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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 Dickinson -
    UFCP Fredericton, NB

    UFCP was a great summer job start to finish, but for me it was a lot more than just a summer job, it was an experience. Even with my current career path in Engineeirng, I use the skills gained from summers with UFCP daily. Starting your own business isn’t easy and it can be scary, but they are there for you every step of the way to guide you in the right path. If you just listen to the advice given, I think it’s next to impossible to fail!

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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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    Madisyn Menssa -
    UFCP Calgary - Bonivista, AB

    “This summer as a franchise manager has definitely helped me understand the importance of time management and has helped me mature personally as well as socially. It definitely has a learning curve, but it’s completely worthwhile!”

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    Nathan Bancroft -
    UFCP Calgary, AB

    I have operated for four summers while pursuing a double degree at the University of Calgary. I took a year off to work at a bank then came back to UFCP and our team is now operating a year round basis.

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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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    Rob Shouldice -
    UFCP Oak and James Bay, BC

    “UFCP has pushed my boundaries of what I thought was possible for a young adult. It has taught me invaluable skills that allow me to coach, grow and put systems in place to make my business run smoothly. Over the last two years UFCP has redefined how I perceive work/work ethic and has shown me what steps I have to take to be successful.”

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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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    Sam Jennings -
    UFCP Moncton, NB

    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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    Thomas Martin -
    UFCP Halifax South, NS

    UFCP is not just another summer job. It provides room for growth and success based on the work that you put in. It has shown me the kind of success I can have long term by building on the skills needed to run a business and I will use those skills for the rest of my professional career.

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    Virginia Greer -
    UFCP Dartmouth, NS

    UFCP has enhanced previous skills and developed skills that will be useful throughout my Engineering degree. Having been able to provide quality service and having personal connections with my clients had allowed me to have such a successful first year with this company. The support system of the company as a whole, has pushed me to challenge myself in ways that I didn’t think possible! This has allowed the quality and hard work of not only myself but my painters to not go unnoticed. UFCP was the push I needed to continue and uplift motivation, not only in a work aspect but within my continuing education.