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

The Executive Management Program for Students in Canada

University First Class Painters offers an advanced training course for all returning managers. The Executive Management Program (EMP) is a training event designed to achieve the next level of financial and entrepreneurial success for our Canadian student managers.

Topics Covered:

On the business side

  • Leadership development
  • Transitioning from a small to midsize business to a larger business
  • Enhancing the customer experience
  • High-level management skills
  • Tax planning and filing
  • Planning and control
  • Large scale production management
  • How to manage commercial work
  • Employee management and subcontracting
  • Advanced estimating techniques

Long Term Strategies for Young Entrepreneurs

  • ​Investment strategies
  • Property investments
  • Mortgage seminar
  • Insurance strategies

Goals of the Programme

The EMP’s main goal is to have a manager leave the programme with the understanding, knowledge, and skill to achieve a higher level of success in the upcoming season. The programme also provides them with some big picture viewpoints and long-term strategies for their personal goals.


Self-Analysis: Managers look at the reasons for their success and failures to understand what they need to repeat and upon what they need to improve.

Enhancement of Knowledge: The EMP will provide a higher level of product, service, and organisational knowledge, providing managers with the tools for growth within their business.

Sharing of Knowledge and Experience: Groups of managers sharing their experiences and knowledge are key elements in the EMP’s success.

High-Level Instruction: An integral part of the EMP strategy is providing knowledge from senior management within UFCP, Dulux, and General Paints/Sherwin Williams, along with experts from RBC, Investment Brokerages, mortgage specialists, and other specialists.

Big Picture Vision: The EMP provides managers with an understanding of the opportunity they have today within their business and can provide them with a lifetime of benefits well beyond their initial goals.

Plan Creation: Managers create a business plan that acts as a blueprint to achieve higher-level goals.

Follow-up from the EMP: Providing performance appraisals, feedback, and general guidance beyond the EMP weekend is a key component of the programme. The programme creates an open line of communication for managers with senior levels of management.