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College Application Information (2021-2022)


  • Application instruction worksheet is here
  • Application video from OCAS is here and screenshots with helpful notes are here
    • Most students need no other information from the school to apply. The college application website uses things like your full name, date of birth, and address to find your data
    • If you need your OEN or student number, this information can be found on a report card or status sheet
    • Please e-mail your guidance counsellor if you are having trouble locating this information
  • The college application seminar video is here
    • A .pdf version of the presentation is here
  • Our Guide to Researching Colleges is here

Ontario College Virtual Fair

Please attend the Ontario College Virtual Fair!

  • November 4 from 4 p.m. – 8 p.m.
  • November 5 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. (students in Cohort/Track B will need permission from a parent/guardian to miss class)
  • Please watch a video on what the fair can offer you here

Ancaster High students can:

  • Talk to college recruiters, staff, and students
  • Ask questions and get insight from professors, recruitment advisors, current students and alumni at all Ontario Colleges
  • Attend information sessions on
    • How to pay for college
    • How to apply for college
    • College pathways to rewarding and high paying careers!

Researching & Applying to College (2021-2022)

Please view the college application video (above) and the resources below to support your research.

Mohawk College

The traditional in-person recruitment tours and visits have been cancelled this year by Ontario colleges. Mohawk is offering excellent virtual recruitment information here.

Need Help?

Students can contact OCAS in the following ways:

  • By phone, toll free (in Canada): 1-888-892-2228 or 1-519-763-4725
    • Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Via e-mail at ask-us@ontariocolleges.ca
  • Live chat Monday to Thursday (8:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.) and Friday from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.

College to University Credit Transfer

Financial Aid for College

  • OSAP (Ontario Student Assistance Program) to apply for a student loan.  Students will require financial information from parents as well as the cost of tuition, residence/transportation, additional program fees…  All OSAP information will be handled through the Financial Aid Office of the college they will attend
  • OSAP Estimator will help determine what you will likely be eligible to receive in student loans

Do College Graduates get Jobs?

Private Career Colleges

Some students may want/need to access privately operated colleges that have very specific courses and programs leading directly to career paths. It is recommended that students get specific information about these colleges including whether or not they are registered and have approved programs with provincial government.  Students should also ask questions about job placement statistics and recognition of diplomas and certificates before enrolling in any private career college. For more information on Private Career Colleges, visit the Government of Ontario website https://www.ontario.ca/education-and-training/private-career-colleges .

Music and Multimedia Colleges

Hair Design and Esthetics Colleges

Health and Dental Colleges

Culinary Colleges

  • Stratford Chefs School – students are registered apprentices who train and attend classes through the school.
  • Liaison College – several programs with a variety of training provided.

Performing Arts Colleges

Multiple Diploma Options

  • triOS College Canada offers programs in areas of business, technology, law, and health care.
  • Westervelt College in London, Ontario provides programs in Business, Healthcare, Law, IT or the Service industry.
Updated on Monday, November 16, 2020.
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