Where to start???
Researching post secondary opportunities can be an overwhelming experience, but there are many tools to help you in your search!! The first place to begin is MyBlueprint. You can explore your interests, career opportunities and outlooks and post secondary programs and program requirements. Additionally, the Ontario College Application Site (OCAS) has information on college programs and the college application process. The Ontario University Application Centre (OUAC) has information on university programs and the university application process. And, of course, your guidance counsellors are here to help you with planning your bright future.
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FREE Pre-Apprenticeship Program @ St. Clair College
If you've ever considered a career in skilled trades, this opportunity might be for you!
St. Clair College will once again be running our Pre-Apprenticeship program for the following proposed trades: Brick & Stone Masonry, CNC Precision Metal Cutting, and Truck & Coach Technician. If this appeals to you, consider attending one of our virtual information sessions to learn more about this FREE kick start to a new career!! Sessions run from January 25, 2022 - February 16, 2022.
For more information, or to register for an information session, click here.
Brock University Ability Empowerment Day
High school students (grades 9-12) experiencing disability are invited to attend and discover opportunities in post-secondary education through this event. The goal is to create a space where students can come together to participate in a forum and learn about different programs and departments, exchange ideas, gain perspectives, and learn advocacy skills centred around post-secondary education.
Students should be prepared to log in virtually to take part in synchronous and asynchronous content on both days from 9 a.m. to noon. This event will take place on an accessible platform to suit the needs of all attendees, and accommodations such as ASL interpreters will be provided.
Dates: April 26 & 27, 2022. Registration information to follow.
Ontario University Fair 2021
The Ontario University Fair will be held on Saturday September 25 from 12:00 - 2:00 PM, and on Tuesday October 26 from 5:00 - 7:00 PM. Each 2 hour fair will be divided into 4 30 minutes sessions. All Ontario universities will be in attendance to answer any questions you may have about programs of interest. All students are invited to attend and no registration is required.
Ready to explore your future with Ontario community colleges? In just four sessions, you will be able to meet with representatives from all Ontario community colleges.
Every Monday in October and November (excluding Thanksgiving), there will be four panel groups running simultaneously on Zoom, each made up of six to seven colleges.
Each group will provide:
- A brief overview of the Ontario community college system
- Highlights from each college on the panel
- Time to ask your questions to individual college representatives
Click here to view the panels, check the schedule and register for the sessions.
Explore Ontario's Colleges and Universities
Ontario offers many opportunities for those wishing to pursue a post secondary education. You will find all Ontario College's listed here, and all Ontario Universities listed here, as well as relevant contact information. Additional information and resources can be found at OCAS and OUAC.
APSIP Virtual Tours
APSIP is a collective of Indigenous (First Nations, Inuit and Métis) representatives from Colleges, Universities, and Indigenous learning institutes in Ontario and Quebec. From its beginnings of being a small group of recruiters, APSIP now has over 30 post-secondary institutes collaborating and planning a 12-week post-secondary education tour. The APSIP Virtual tour Please click here for more information, or to register.
Post Secondary Open House' 2021-2022
***Note: This list will be updated as information is received. You can always check the website of the post secondary institution you are interested in, if you do not see any information posted here.
Trent University will be hosting their Fall Preview on October 2, 2021 and Tuesday January 11. The Trent Talks series can be accessed by clicking here.
Georgian College will be hosting their fall Open House on October 13, 2021 and January 22, 2022.
Ontario Tech University will be hosting their Open House on October 23, 2021.
University of Windsor will be hosting their Fall Open House on October 23, 2021, and December 9, 2021.
King's College (Western affiliate) will be hosting their Fall Open House on November 6, 2021.
Canadore College will be hosting their fall Open House of November 6, 2021.
Fanshawe College will be hosting their Fall Open House on November 6, 2021.
University of Guelph will be hosting their Fall Open House on November 7, 2021.
U of G Ridgetown Campus will be hosting virtual Open Houses on November 9 (Agriculture), November 10 (Veterinary Services), November 24 (Equine Care) and November 25 (Dairy).
Lambton College will be hosting their Fall open House on November 20, 2021.
OCAD University will be hosting their Fall Open Houses from November 15 - 26, 2021.
York University will be hosting their Open House on November 20 & 21, 2021.
Fleming College will be hosting their fall Open House on November 20, 2021.
The University of Guelph/Humber will be hosting their Open House on November 21, 2021.
Georgian College will begin hosting a series of Open Houses' on November 23, 2021 and January 22, 2022.
The University of Windsor will be hosting a second Open House on December 9, 2021 and a spring Open House on March 5, 2022.
Brescia University College will be hosting a March Break Open House March 12, 2022.
Pursuing a Creative Pathway? Need Help Developing Your Portfolio?
Your portfolio is a visual representation of who you are and a collection of work that showcases your individual creative and technical experiences. OCAD University has created a unique portfolio program with you in mind. Portfolio Clinics at Home is a series of workshops designed for learners between the ages of 15+ interested in pursuing a creative pathway towards post-secondary education.
As you know, the portfolio is the main point of consideration in applying to all studio-based programs at OCAD U. It can be stressful putting a portfolio together, so OCAD U is offering some support. Before submitting your portfolio for admission, sign up for Portfolio Reviews by OCAD U!
These online sessions will run at various times starting today, January 12 to 31, 2022. Join us for a review and get one-on-one feedback and tips from OCAD U portfolio experts.
Each review is 10 minutes long and with an OCAD U portfolio expert. You'll be asked to share your screen, so you'll want to have your best and most recent work ready on your computer. You also may want to include work in progress and sketchbooks.
Studying Abroad - The Bader International Study Centre
The Bader International Study Centre (BISC or "The Castle") is a campus of Queen's University located in the Herstmonceux Castle estate in the English countryside. Students study here in their first year and then complete their studies in Kingston, ON. This is the only study abroad program for 1st year Canadian students. Programs offered include: arts, science, health science, concurrent education arts, concurrent education science. All programs are applied to through the OUAC. Please click here for more information.
From the 2020-2021 School Year...
Applying to Lambton College? Did you miss their February Application Day?
You're in luck - there's another Lambton College Application Day!!!
WEDNESDAY, June 9, 2021, 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
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Royal Military College Kingston - Live Information Sessions
The RMC Liaison Office invites potential undergraduate students in Grade 10 or above to join them for a 1-hour live Information Session with Q&A beginning at 12:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. Eastern time on Tuesdays and Thursdays. To join, simply email email@example.com and indicate which day and time you would like.
Le bureau de liaison du CMR invite les étudiants de premier cycle en 10ième ou plus haut à participer à une séance d’information et questions-réponses en direct les mardi et les jeudis à 12 h 30 et 19 h 00 heure de l'Est. Pour s’y joindre, envoyer simplement un courriel à firstname.lastname@example.org et indiquer la date et le jour que vous voulez.
EXPLORE ONTARIO COLLEGE AND UNIVERSITY PROGRAMS
NCAA Eligible Courses (Ontario)
If you want to receive athletics scholarships, practice and compete during your first year, you must complete these 16 core courses:
How to Apply to University
Student who are planning to apply to an Ontario University will need their PIN in order to complete their online application at http://www.ouac.on.ca/ouac-101/
The deadline for completed online application and payment is on or before Wednesday, January 15, 2020 in order to received equal consideration for admission to programs beginning the following September.
PIN's will be available from your Counsellor in Student Services in November 2019.
Online step-by-step tutorials are available to assist students with the application completion. http://www.ouac.on.ca/ugrad-tutorials/
How to Apply to College
Students who are planning to apply to an Ontario College may now complete their online application at www.ontariocolleges.ca.
For a step-by-step tour of the secure online application, download the user guide.
The deadline for completed online applications and payment is on or before February 1 in order to receive equal consideration for admission to programs beginning the following September.