Regional Competitions

Each year, thousands of students compete at regional competitions that are organised and hosted by school boards, colleges, and training delivery agents across the province. These competitions provide the opportunity for students to demonstrate their talents in the skilled trades and technologies and to determine the strongest candidates who will go on to represent their institution at the Qualifying Competitions or the provincial Skills Ontario Competition.

If your institution hosts a regional event that you would like us to add to this page, please contact us by e-mail at


Skills Ontario is planning to hold the 2023 provincial Skills Ontario Competition in-person in Toronto. The Competition will take place on May 1st and 2nd, followed by the Closing Ceremony on the morning of the 3rd. 

Prior to the provincial-level competition, we host Skills Ontario Qualifying Competitions for four select contests that students must participate in first to determine who will continue to the provincial level. The Qualifying Competitions will take place on Saturday, April 1st, 2023 at various locations across the province for Culinary, Carpentry Individual, TV Video (team of two), and Welding. For more information on the Qualifying Competitions, click here.

May 1, 2023

  • Elementary Gr. 7-8 Workshops
  • Elementary Contests Gr. 4-6 and 7-8 and closing ceremonies
  • Select Secondary & Post-Secondary Contests
  • Career Exploration showcase (open to the public)
  • Young Women’s Conference Gr. 7-8 (tentative date)

May 2, 2023

  • Remaining Secondary & Post-Secondary contests
  • Career Exploration showcase (open to the public)
  • Young Women’s Conference Gr. 9-12 (tentative date)
  • First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Student Conference Gr. 7-12 (tentative date)

May 3, 2023

  • Closing Ceremony

If you have any questions, please email For latest developments, follow us on Twitter at @skillsontario


If a Regional Event Can Not be Hosted – Who do we Send to Provincials?

A list of suggestions has been compiled from Skills Ontario and in discussions with educational institutions, that may assist in determining which students to send if a regional/internal event can not be hosted.

Even if a student may not have had as much practice as they may have had in a non-COVID year, we recommend that if an institution can still submit a competitor that they practice as much as they can given the circumstances for the opportunity, as they will still be able to have this on their resume, along with the experience, and the chance to win Gold, Silver or Bronze!

Below are ideas and recommendations on how a competitor could possibly be forwarded to the qualifying or provincial level:

  • Any medal winning competitors a previous year who still qualifies under the eligibility for the year of the contest, and is still a student at the institution
  • Asking students who want to participate
    • do a lottery
    • have teachers hold a meeting to discuss which student is the top student to send
    • host an online theory test, highest mark
    • highest mark(s) in class/school/board
  • Hold cohort class regionals
  • Selecting from Co-op and/or OYAP students
  • If able to host an in-person or virtual regional event





Elementary/Secondary Events

As Skills Ontario is made aware of the individual regional events, they will be added to these charts.

School Board Date Link
Algoma District School Board    
Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board    
Avon Maitland District School Board    
Bluewater District School Board    
Brant Haldimand-Norfolk Catholic District School Board    
Bruce-Grey Catholic District School Board    
Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario    
Conseil scolaire catholique de district des Grand Rivières    
Conseil scolaire catholique MonAvenir    
Conseil des écoles catholiques du Centre-Est    
Conseil scolaire de district catholique de l’Est ontarien    
Conseil scolaire catholique du Nouvel-Ontario    
Conseil scolaire de district catholique des Aurores boréales    
Conseil scolaire de district catholique Franco-Nord    
Conseil des écoles publiques de l'Est de l'Ontario    
Conseil scolaire de district des écoles catholiques du Sud-Ouest    

Conseil scolaire public du Grand Nord de l'Ontario

Conseil scolaire public du Nord-Est de l'Ontario    
Conseil scolaire Viamonde    
District School Board of Niagara    
District School Board of Ontario North East    
Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board    
Durham Catholic District School Board    
Durham District School Board    
Grand Erie District School Board    
Greater Essex County District School Board 
Halton Catholic District School Board
Halton District School Board 
Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board    
Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board    
Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board    
Huron Perth Catholic District School Board    
Huron-Superior Catholic District School Board    
Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board    
Keewatin-Patricia District School Board    
Kenora Catholic District School Board    
Lakehead Public Schools    
Lambton Kent District School Board    
Limestone District School Board 
London District Catholic School Board    
Near North District School Board    
Niagara Catholic District School Board 
Nipissing-Parry Sound Catholic District School Board    
Northeastern Catholic District School Board    
Northwest Catholic District School Board    
Ottawa Catholic School Board    
Ottawa-Carleton District School Board    
Peel District School Board 
Peterborough Victoria Northumberland and Clarington Catholic District School Board    
Rainbow District School Board    
Rainy River District School Board    
Renfrew County Catholic District School Board    
Renfrew County District School Board    
Simcoe County District School Board    
Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board    
St. Clair Catholic District School Board    
Sudbury Catholic District School Board    
Superior North Catholic District School Board    
Superior-Greenstone District School Board    
Thames Valley District School Board    
Thunder Bay Catholic District School Board    
Toronto Catholic District School Board 
Toronto District School Board    
Trillium Lakelands District School Board    
Upper Canada District School Board    
Upper Grand District School Board    
Waterloo Catholic District School Board    
Waterloo Region District School Board    
Wellington Catholic District School Board    
Windsor-Essex Catholic District School Board    
York Catholic District School Board    
York Region District School Board 


Post-Secondary Events

As Skills Ontario is made aware of the individual regional events, they will be added to these charts.

Institution Location
Date Link (if available)
Cambrian College      
Centennial College      
Conestoga College      
Durham College      
Fleming College       
Georgian College       
Humber College      
Loyalist College       
Mohawk College       
Seneca College       
St. Clair College