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College, University and Apprenticeships Info

Last updated on Tuesday, February 20, 2018.

Use the resources on this page to assist in transitioning from high school to post secondary.


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College and University Information – Orchard Park 2017-2018

 Sept 18                     University of Waterloo (Learning Commons 10:45)

Sept 19                    University of Guelph               “                              “

Sept 20                    Humber College       “                              “

Sept 22-24             Ontario Universities Fair – Metro Toronto Convention Centre

Sept 28                    Mohawk College (Learning Commons 10:45)

Oct 2                        Niagara College “                                    “

Oct 10                      University of Ontario Institute of Technology         “                              “             

Oct 13                      Brock University      “                              “

Oct 16                      Ontario Colleges on Tour – Mohawk College  Fennel Campus 9:00 am – 12:30 pm

Oct 24                      Ontario College Information Fair – Exhibition Place, Toronto 5:00 – 9:00 pm

Oct 25                      “                              “                              “                          9:00 – 2:00 pm

Oct 25                      Lakehead University                (Learning Commons 10:45)

Oct 26                      Lambton College “                                   “

Oct 28                      Mohawk College Institute for Applied Health Sciences Open House 9:30 am-12:30

Oct 28-29                Student Life Expo, Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 10:00 – 5:00pm

Oct 30                      McMaster University (Learning Commons 10:45)

Nov 2                       Western University “                                               “

Nov 4                       Mohawk College Fennel Campus Open House 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Nov 6                       Wilfred Laurier University   (Learning Commons 10:45)

Nov 6                        Westdale SS Post-Secondary Fair 5:30-7:30 pm. (U/C from Ontario,                                                Quebec,  Atlantic Canada, Western Canada, USA and UK)

Nov 9                       Mohawk College Stoney Creek Campus Open House 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Nov 10                     Fanshawe College   (Learning Commons 10:45)       

Nov 13                     Ryerson University “                                “

Late Nov                 Applying to University and College Information Sessions         “                             “

Jan 17                      OUAC Application Deadline (PINs arrive early November)

Feb 1                       College application due date – OCAS (On-line applications begin in October)

May 1                      Deadline to confirm College admission offers

June 1                      Start of acceptance of University offers


Websites for more info: www.ontariocolleges.ca , www.electronicinfo.ca, www.ouac.ca, www.careercruising.ca


 How-to-Apply-to-College-checklist-1-3  This is a checklist to use while navigating the ontariocolleges.ca application. All applications are due February 1, 2018.

How to Apply to College Overview – http://www.ontariocolleges.ca/documents/ematerials/applicant-tutorial.pdf

The above link is a complete overview about how to apply to college in Ontario.




Use the document above, “How to Apply to University – checklist” as a reference sheet to apply to Ontario universities using OUAC’s online application system. To complete this application, you must have your letter from guidance that lists your PIN. Letters are available for pick up in the guidance office. You do not need an appointment; any staff can give you your PIN. Applications are due January 17 2018.

Here is the complete OUAC booklet outlining the application process:


Check out the video tutorial “Apply Online” for step-by-step instructions:


Spring 2018 College/University Open Houses:  SPRING OPEN HOUSE SCHEDULE 2018



The above link outlines the various paths towards becoming a journeyperson and being qualified to work in the trades. Please see a guidance or coop teacher to further explore these options.


OSAP (Ontario Student Assistance Program) Information

OSAP workshop will take place May 2018. You cannot apply for OSAP until you accept an offer from a post secondary institution.

General OSAP information, including an OSAP estimator, is available at the OSAP website: https://osap.gov.on.ca/OSAPPortal