Skills Ontario Competition - Elementary

The 2021 Skills Ontario Competition will be held in a remote virtual format. For the Remote Virtual Skills Ontario Competition, students will compete in their own classrooms with a qualified adult supervising and assisting in the judging. The aim for each contest is to be as close as possible to in-person competitions in terms of contest difficulty and comprehensiveness. The contest scopes will take into consideration the tools and equipment that are commonly available in classrooms across the province. Any date or format changes will be announced on our website well in advance of the competition.

The 2021 Skills Ontario Competition is tentatively scheduled for May 3-5, 2021. This date is subject to change. Any and all changes will be based on health and safety guidelines issued by the provincial and federal government, as well as school board/college policies regarding student travel and extra-curricular activities. Any date or location changes will announced on our website.


There are plenty of ways for elementary students to get involved with the Skills Ontario Competition. 

Elementary Challenges

The Challenges are much like the secondary and post-secondary contests; they test student's ability in their field of choice. Winners walk away with a Gold, Silver or Bronze Medal.  Please use the tabs to the right to learn more about the Elementary Challenges.

Elementary Career Awareness Workshops 

The Workshops are an opportunity for students in grades 7 and 8 to explore the skilled trades and technologies through fun, interactive workshops.  Please click HERE to learn more about the Elementary Workshops.

Career Exploration Showcase

The Showcase is an interactive career fair in the heart of the competition. Over 70 businesses, colleges, apprenticeship programs, unions and government programs set up booths, hand out items and provide activities related to the skilled trades and technologies.  Please click HERE to learn more about the Career Exploration Showcase.

Young Women's Conference

The Conference offers young women the opportunity to explore careers in the skilled trades and technologies by participating in hands-on activities and speaking with mentors.  Please click HERE to learn more about the Young Women's Conference.

First Nations, Métis, and Inuit (FNMI) Student Conference 

The FNMI Student Conference will provide FNMI students and other stakeholders an opportunity to celebrate the success and skill of FNMI youth in Ontario. Skilled trade and technology professionals will provide advice, guidance and inspiration to the conference participants, who can also check out the Skills Ontario Competition contests and interactive booths of the Career Exploration Showcase.

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