UFCP Client Requests

Calgary: 403.290.1384

Edmonton: 780.431.1235

Halifax: 902.455.4448

Vancouver: 604.326.5601

Victoria: 250.388.0832

All other cities: 1.800.406.0014

Phone Numbers

Toll Free: 1.800.406.0014

Local: 1.902.455.4448

Fax Toll Free: 1.888.724.6888

Fax Local: 1.902.422.7742

Email Address

General Inquiries: info@ufcp.ca

Estimate requests: estimates@ufcp.ca

Guarantee inquiries gaurantee@ufcp.ca

Head Office

3667 Strawberry Hill Street, Suite 101
Halifax, NS
B3K 5A8

management training portal

The Management Training Program

Our qualified management training candidates from across Canada will be welcomed to the program by our Head office staff shortly after completing the selection process. An introduction and access will be given to our online systems so that the candidate can begin their training.

Our program is built on our many years of experience in the Canadian job market. We teach what is important so that all of our student managers gain the knowledge and skills to deliver a quality service to their clients

The training consists of four components:

  1. Online training consists of videos, training manuals, articles to view, and corresponding quizzes and tests to ensure knowledge retention. The timing for completion is at the liberty of the trainee. However, it is highly recommended that segments that correspond to training weekend topics are covered before attending sessions.
  2. Classroom training ( Zoom sessions) are held on weekends, school breaks, and holidays during the school year (typically three weekends). The sessions’ dates vary somewhat by year, but are generally held in February and March. These training sessions center around the hands-on practical application of the material learned online. The total time for each weekend session is anywhere from 16 to 20 hours.
  3. Field training is the next phase and is available as early as March, but occurs for most after exams are completed. Under the regional manager’s guidance, candidates gain hands-on experience with estimating, production, marketing, and job management.
  4. Ongoing training is scheduled individually after May 1 and provided throughout the operating season. This training is tailored to the needs of the individual.

This program is designed to teach the fundamentals of business and provide skills in:

  • Business administration
  • Basic accounting, estimating, and job costing
  • Knowledge of business cycles and business development
  • Traditional marketing methods
  • Sales
  • Client care management
  • Human resource management
  • Production management
  • Time management
  • Negotiations and conflict resolution
  • Internet marketing
  • Usage of our proprietary software

There is also an extensive component on the painting business itself which includes:

  • Safety and job procedure
  • Coatings and paint product knowledge
  • Equipment training
  • Preparation procedures
  • Job site analysis
  • Job site management
  • Inspection procedures
  • Job wrap up procedure

Managers conduct their painting service safely, efficiently, and profitably while providing great summer jobs for their employees.