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College System Events

College Dialogues

2020 dates to be announced

Ontario College Dialogues provide an opportunity for high school guidance counsellors to meet representatives from Ontario's colleges and get information on degree, diploma, certificate and apprenticeship programs, admissions, financial aid, graduate success, new college facilities and more.

There will be opportunities to visit individual college booths during morning registration and lunch to obtain additional information on each college.

For further details on the College Dialogue event in your region and to register, visit

Skills Ontario Competition

May 4 - 6, 2020 – Toronto Congress Centre

The Skills Ontario Competition is Canada's largest skilled trades competition.  Over 2,400 students vie for medals in 70 remarkably diverse contest areas, as a crowd of 35,000+ captivated visitors cheers them on.  The competition offers a unique opportunity for students who are pursuing a career in the skilled trades to excel, rise above the crowd, and demonstrate their skills and their enthusiasm for their career choices to educators, family and friends.

The Skills Ontario Competition offers many resources and insights into postsecondary options through the Career Exploration Showcase, where many of Ontario's colleges as well as have exhibit booths for students to visit.

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College Information Program (CIP)

September 23, 2019 - October 30, 2019 – Locations across Ontario

Throughout the fall, guidance and employment counsellors, high school students, adult students and potential learners from across Ontario have the opportunity to meet representatives from the province's colleges through the College Information Program (CIP).

Ontario College Information Fair

Enercare Centre - Hall B
Exhibition Place, Toronto

Wednesday, October 23, 2019
5 pm - 9 pm

Thursday, October 24, 2019
9 am - 2 pm

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Local CIP Events

Visit our CIP page to see the full 2019 CIP Schedule. For further details on the CIP events in your area, please contact the Liaison / Recruitment Office at your local college.

Ontario School Counsellors' Association (OSCA) Conference

October 17 - 18, 2019 – University of Toronto, Mississauga

The Ontario School Counsellors' Association (OSCA) Conference provides professional development for high school guidance counsellors and career educators, student success teachers and other educators.  Over the course of the three-day conference, delegates have the opportunity to make new professional and personal contacts, network with other guidance and career educators and learn from dynamic keynote speakers.  Workshops and presentations give attendees opportunities to learn about innovative programs and resources that will benefit the students they assist.

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Quick Links

College Dialogues website
Skills Ontario website
OCIF website
OSCA website