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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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    Austin Quinn -
    UFCP Riverview / Dieppe, NB

    University First Class Painters has given work experience that is unparalleled to any job opportunity throughout my education. Offering a unique and rare opportunity to gain the vital skills that are needed in business.

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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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    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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    Matt Samson -
    UFCP Fredericton South, NB

    I had so many questions and didn’t really know how to start a business until I signed on with University First Class Painters. Combining presentations with hands on training in subjects such as marketing, human resources, management and sales, they give you what you need in order to succeed. I now know the fundamentals of owning and operating a small service business.

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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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    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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    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.

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    Zachary Shearing -
    UFCP Lynn Valley / Deep Cove, BC

    UFCP has given me the opportunity to be my own small business owner and has taught me a lot about life. In my first year I learned how to do door to door sales, quote jobs, handle clients, be a boss, and become a better person in the process! I’m very happy to be back working and look forward to the future.