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How to Put Up a Handyman Business in Canada

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Is this business the one for you?

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You’ll know a handyman business is the right one for you if you’re not just a master of a single contracting profession, but a jack-of-all-trades. A handyman business is an ideal way to earn income especially if you’re in Canada because people here and in most places prefer to hire handymen instead of doing all the fixing and building themselves. If you have enough budget, a place for a workshop, and a marketing strategy, then go for a handyman business.

So, how should you start?

Identify your budget.

How much can you spend? How much are you willing to spend? If you don’t own a lot of handyman tools, you’ll need to prepare yourself to spend some cash. The budget depends on how many tools you have. You could have a budget of $500 to $10,000 to start. You also need to have power saws, transporting ladders, and other handyman necessities. You’ll need a vehicle as well. Lucky for you if you don’t have to buy a new ride.

Get a license.

You also need to get a license to operate. You can’t put up a business without obtaining the required permits to perform commercial and residential work. You should also prepare money for the licenses because they may not be that expensive, but they should still be taken into account.

Prepare your workshop.

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The first thing to do is to make sure you have a place where all your tools can be stored and where your handymen can practice techniques. The place should be comfortable to work at, and it should look inspiring. Read more about this in https://www.tavco.net/wide-format-plotter-scanner-blog/5-smart-tricks-to-make-your-workshop-look-inspiring.

Market your shop the right way.

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How do you get your customers? Don’t just focus on the business sector. Consider the personal one too. You can start by asking relatives or friends if they need handyman services. Start with small projects like fixing a leaky pipe. Do your job well, and people will speak kindly of you. Before you know it, your business is already one of the most trusted handyman business in the community.

Once you’ve grown, it’s advisable to hire more people and to spend more for advertisements, whether that’s through paper or on social media. Ads will help your product be known and look more professional. The key is to provide excellent service consistently. Focus on that, and you won’t have to worry about the income.

 

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Learn How to MIG Weld in Canada

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Have you gotten your MIG welder from Weldingchamps.com already but don’t have the skills to become a MIG welder professional? Don’t worry; there are institutions in Canada that will help you become the welder you wish to be.

Visit these seven renowned schools and fulfill your dream soon!

Sheridan College

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This institution in Ontario offers a Certificate in Welding Fabrication Technician/Welding Techniques and a diploma counterpart. Selecting the former will require you to study full-time for a year. Choosing the latter, on the other hand, requires you to study full-time for two years. The welding program of this school enables its graduates to be qualified to enter an apprenticeship as a welder, pipe-fitter, steamfitter, boilermaker, millwright, or sheet-metal mechanic.

The University of the Fraser Valley

This Canadian public university is fully accredited and accommodates around 15,000 students annually. It offers diplomas, undergraduate bachelor’s degrees, and master’s degrees. In this institution, you can obtain a welding certificate that requires you to study full-time for only 34 weeks.

Saskatchewan Polytechnic

This school offers a wide variety of certificates, diplomas, and even apprenticeships. 95% of its graduates rated the quality of their programs as satisfied to very satisfied. You can get a vocational certificate for welding or fabricator welder in this institution after studying for 34 weeks as well. The school is even welcoming to international students.

Algonquin College

Algonquin_CollegeEarn a college certificate in welding and fabrication techniques from this college when you study full-time for 45 weeks! The program is a combination of shop work and theory which allows students to develop their welding skills. In this institution, you’ll be able to get your hands on the latest welding equipment and tools while you learn.

Fanshawe College

Located in London, Ontario, this college welcomes more than 4,500 international students from over 75 countries. It’s one of Ontario’s largest colleges and has additional campuses in Woodstock, Fanshawe, and Simcoe, St. Thomas. It offers over 200 degree, certificate, and diploma programs. Scholarships are also available here. You can earn a certificate in welding techniques in this college after studying full-time for 30 weeks.

Fleming College

This is the welding school for those who want to study welding even more. You can obtain a certificate in welding techniques after two semesters in this college, but you can also choose to study for longer and get a diploma in welding and fabrication technician after you study for four semesters.

Conestoga College

Conestoga_College_Doon_Campus_Highway_Sign_ClockThis college doesn’t offer one or two welding programs, but three! In this institution, you can either gain a certificate in construction techniques (HVAC, welding, plumbing, and electrical) or certification in welding techniques both for one whole year. What’s more, you can also choose the Diploma in Welding and Fabrication Technician program and study for two years.

What are you procrastinating for? The demand for welders in Canada is growing! Learn the right way to weld from these Canadian institutions now.

 

 

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20 Best Free Things to Do in Toronto

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If there is one thing you can expect from Canada’s largest city, it would be this: There is not dearth of things to do. And if you think you have to spend a lot ot make the most of your visit, think again! Here are some of the best free things to do in Toronto.

1. Head out to the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) between 6:00pm to 8:30pm on a Wednesday. See its Henry Moore Sculpture Collection, Canadian art, and other works.

2. Visit the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art and explore the striking works of local and international artists.

3. If you have the time on a Friday between 4:00pm to 9:00pm, visit The Gardiner Museum to see its over 2,000 collection of ceramic artworks from around the world.

4. See the collection of old weapons and other memorabilia at the Toronto Police Museum and Discovery Centre.

5. Explore the works and exhibits featured at the Aga Khan Museum for free on Wednesday nights.

6. Take a stroll at Graffiti Alley and take a photo of some of the impressive murals you can find there.

7. Sign up for a free Tai Chi class from 7:30am to 9:00am every Monday to Saturday at Scarborough Town Centre.

8. If you are visiting during winter, venture out to one of the public skating rinks across the city for some ice skating fun.

9. Browse through the food stalls at the renowned St. Lawrence Market.

10. Discover the many intersting things to find and experience at Toronto’s Chinatown.

11. Explore The Distillery Historic District and see the village’s Victorian Industrial Architecture.

12. Get lost in Toronto Island’s William Meany Maze.

13. Catch a free movie during the summer months at the Harbourfront Centre.

14. Take the Free Toronto Tour by the Tour Guys Company.

15. Go on a self-guided tour to see the impressive architecture of Toronto City Hall.

16. Take a tour of the Riverdale Farm, explore its scenic pathways, and see the many animals and edible gardens in the area.

17. Enjoy the tour and free tasting at Amsterdam BrewHouse during Mondays to Thursdays (5:00pm) and Fridays (11:00am).

18. Experience the self-guided Ghost Tour of the City.

19. Connect with nature at High Park. Take a stroll at its beautiful gardens or watch the people fishing at the pond.

20. See the book exhibitions and other collections at the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library.

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