Virtual Skills Ontario Competition and Career Exploration Showcase – May 12, 2021

With COVID-19 restrictions in place across the province Skills Ontario has made the decision to deliver our annual Skills Ontario Competiton and Career Exploration Showcase in a virtual format. It is important to Skills Ontario to work with our partners as well as Ontario students to give them a chance to connect and explore the many opportunities that exist in skilled trade and technology careers.

The event will be run on the VFairs platform from 9:00 am to 8:00 pm (EST) and will be set up to replicate the experience of the Toronto Congress Center event as closely as possible, but without the need to travel! Students will have the opportunity to view competitions, join conferences and explore potential career opportunities with Skills Ontario partners!

Regarding the Ontario government's announcement to continue exclusively with remote learning, Skills Ontario is moving forward with virtually hosting the 2021 Virtual Skills Ontario Competition and Career Exploration Showcase.

Due to the closure of schools, some of our contests will change, however, we are pleased to continue to offer our Career Exploration Showcase, Young Women’s Conferences, First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Student Conference, and most of our other regular programming events - all delivered online.

If you are a competitor/registrant, for updates on contests, please stay tuned to and to the email address competitors provided during Student Registration. Updates will be provided directly to you and your school’s Registration Contact via email.

Register here!

Competition & Showcase
Event Flyer
Young Women's
Conference Details 
 First Nations, Métis, and Inuit
Student Conference Details

This event will offer all the following elements:

  • FREE attendance!
  • Video footage of all 2021 Virtual Remote Skills Ontario Competition Contests
  • Young Women’s Conference (presented in English and French) - Read the guidelines for the voluntary hands-on component of the conference here.
  • First Nations, Métis and Inuit Conference 
  • Exhibitor booths featuring Skills Ontario partners (business, education, and government)
  • Virtual scavenger hunt
  • Access to the Closing Ceremony social media stream on May 13th

For any questions related to this event please contact Michelle Proctor, Marketing & Events Coordinator, by email at